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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is the project dependency chart still valid?
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:36:12 GMT
On 24 April 2013 09:45, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <orwittmann@googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
> On 23.04.2013 22:58, Kay Schenk wrote:
>
>> In my search to find out more about resource files (.src), I came across
>> the old Tools information on the web server, and specifically the project
>> dependency chart:
>>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/**tools/project_dependencies.png<http://www.openoffice.org/tools/project_dependencies.png>
>>
>> Is this still valid?
>>
>>
> I do not think that it is still 100% valid.
> It contains modules neon and berkeleydb which had been removed during our
> IP clearance work.
>
> But for a broader view about the module dependencies it can be used.
> Such a dependency graph can only be a snapshot on a certain revision or
> release.
>
> A dependency graph could be build using the information in the files
> <module>/prj/build.lst. The first text line contains the modules on which
> <module> depends on. The build process uses this information to figure out
> which module needs to build first. But be aware, there might be missing the
> one or the other dependency, because it is not needed for the build process.
> Deeper investigation/evaluation of the makefiles would also reveal
> dependency information.
> But there are also dependencies which are not express in the makefiles or
> the <build.lst> files. For example, certain modules depend on
> default_images - it contains icons and images for the UI -, but this
> dependency is not explicitly mentioned.
>
I can only agree with the statement that some dependencies is missing.
During the changed of localize.pl to genLang, I have seen quite a number of
strange things (and written it on my list).

When I get some air, I will start the build project by updating the
dependency chart...we need that to see if we can modularize parts of main.

rgds
Jan I.

>
>
> Best regards, Oliver.
>
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