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From Don Lewis <>
Subject Re: expat upgrade patch needs testing
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:06:50 GMT
On  9 Aug, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On 08/08/2016 03:22 PM, Don Lewis wrote:
>> On  8 Aug, Kay Schenk wrote:
>>> On 08/07/2016 08:03 PM, Don Lewis wrote:
>>>> On  5 Aug, To: wrote:
>>>>> I just submitted a patch to upgrade the bundled expat to version 2.2.0:
>>>>> <>
>>>>> I've done some testing on FreeBSD and Windows.  Unfortunately I can't
>>>>> test Linux at the moment.  After a Virtualbox upgrade, both of my Linux
>>>>> VMs panic the host system when I try start them in Virtualbox.
>>>> I found that if I set the number of processors to 1 for my Linux VMs,
>>>> then I can get them to run.  I was able to build and test this patch on
>>>> CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 12.
>>> I can probably do a build tomorrow to test with CentOS 6.8.
>>> Assuming I get a successful build, what else do I need to do to test?
>> If you get through the build, that's a pretty good test.  During the
>> build saxparser uses expat to read the .xml files for all of the
>> locales.
>> The other thing that expat seems to get used for is the tree view of
>> help topics.
>> 	Help -> OpenOffice Help -> Contents
> ./bootstrap broke for me because
> is not available on Sourceforge. Can you upload? Thanks.

I don't have upload access, but I suggest that you just try again.

Expat isn't something that we checked into svn under ext_sources. The
expat project lives on Sourceforge, so if it was working before it
should still work, modulo transient Sourceforge mirror issues.  Expat
isn't something that we checked into svn under ext_sources, modulo
Sourceforge transient mirror issues.

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