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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [HELP NEEDED] old Solaris related build issues
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2016 17:12:21 GMT
Am 04/03/2016 06:56 PM, schrieb Απόστολος Συρόπουλος:
>>> We have a number of old Solaris related build issues that
>>> could use some testing.
>>>
>>> https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125361
>>> https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125362
>>> https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125364
>>> https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125365
>>>
>
> The main problem of OpenOffice on Solaris is that it still
> assumes that one will use SunStudio to compile it. I think
> OpenOffice should drop completely its support for this
> compiler in favor for GCC. Once, I compiled OpenOffice
> with GCC but for some reason it was failing to open
> zipped formats (.docx etc). Also, I published all my
> pathces and some of them were included in the source
> tree. Some of the pacthes mentioned on the links above
> are based on the patches I made. Unfortunately, no one
> carred to update the code...

one problem of integrating patches is that you need to test them if the 
trunk builds are still OK or if some adjustments are necessary. However, 
AFAIK no developer has a Solaris machine under the desk and therefore 
it's not a good idea to commit fixes when you don't know what the 
results are. ;-)

That's also the reason why the build environment still uses Sun Studio 
and nothing else - instead or additional.

But when you can help us here with builds that would be great.

Marcus

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