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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Building in recent environments: Java 7 and Mozilla
Date Tue, 02 Jul 2013 06:41:04 GMT
On 7/2/13 8:29 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 02.07.2013 08:10, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> I tried building OpenOffice on the coming Fedora 19 to see how it worked
>> with a fairly recent set of build tools. As for STLport, I used the
>> default choice for 32-bit systems (this uses the STLPort package from
>> the external sources we bundle).
>>
>> We have two problems with the current trunk:
>>
>> - The "hsqldb" module does not build with Java 7. The patch at
>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121754 fixes it and, since
>> this is the only part that does not build with Java 7, this should be
>> checked and possibly integrated (the issue is set as a possible release
>> blocker).

sounds reasonable and I will check it


>>
>> - The "moz" module does not build. It can really be anything, I didn't
>> check: one problematic line in code, an obsolete language pattern, a
>> compiler bug... I just reconfigured with --disable-mozilla for the
>> purpose of finishing the build. Is this something that should be
>> investigated or are we going to get rid of this module soon? If I recall
>> correctly, it is obsolete, unmaintained, external code.
>>
> 
> I personally never build mozilla.
> I used the prebuilt stuff on Windows and Linux platforms found at [1]
> which need to copied into moz/zipped and I used the configure option
> --disable-build-mozilla
> 
> [1] http://www.openoffice.org/tools/moz_prebuild/OOo3.2/

the same for Mac and it is indeed the preferred way to build. But
nevertheless do we have to work on this in the future to get rid of
Mozilla. But there is still some work to do and currently it is not
obsolete.

Juergen



> 
> 
> Best regards, Oliver.
> 
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