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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Report Builder extension (was Re: [proposal] development for the first AOO release)
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2011 07:55:05 GMT

sorry for the late response - I was busy with some other stuff.

Yes, I agree - the configure options are too much.
I did not invest the time to clean it up - I was just using and adapting 
what already exists.

The intrinsic output of the build of module reportbuilder is an 
extension for Apache OOo. I kept the build of it with the corresponding 
jars available in the system for everybody who wants to bundle it with 
Apache OOo and/or who wants to adjust/enhance/correct it.
Such an extension is of high value for a certain part of our users, but 
it is an optional functionality. Thus, I think it was decided to 
implement this functionality as an extension.

My main focus here was to make this part of our code IP clear.
If further interest and resources are available in the future this 
project will evolve. But currently that was not my focus.

Best regards, Oliver.

On 09.11.2011 17:19, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Hi Oliver;
> I won't ask you to revert this but I think it's a complete
> waste of time.
> Those tarballs don't really have a home so it's
> improbable that someone will get them into their
> build, plus it's too many flags to get that building.
> My attempt to contact Pentaho concerning this extension
> produced no result. I consider this extension orphaned
> and I think it should be moved elsewhere out.
> Pedro.
> (Yes, I woke up on the left side of the bed
>   today ;-) ).
> --- On Wed, 11/9/11, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> ...
>> I have finished the improvement - or better the
>> correction.
>> Now, it should be possible to build the Report Builder
>> extension with
>> jars available in the system.
>> To do so, the following (already existing) configure
>> options have to be
>> used:
>> --enable-report-builder
>> --with-sac-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libxml-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-flute-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-jfreereport-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-liblayout-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libloader-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libloader-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libformula-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-librepository-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libfonts-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libserializer-jar=JARFILE
>> --with-libbase-jar=JARFILE
>> I have reactivated environment variable SYSTEM_JFREEREPORT.
>> It can not
>> be used via a configure option, but is by default set to
>> "YES", if
>> configure option --enable-report-builder is used.
>> Thanks again for reporting the defect in my contribution.
>> Again, feedback is welcome.
>> Best regards, Oliver.

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