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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: I want to support OO development
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:34:01 GMT
On 9/14/2016 12:23 PM, John D'Orazio wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:
>> In the long term, work on the build system would be extremely valuable.
>> That would make it easier to convert initial interest to long term
>> contributions.
>> [...]
> I made some changes recently to the step-by-step instructions for Windows,
>> e_AOO/Step_by_step#Windows_7.2C_Windows_8.1. They should be tested by
>> building on a machine that has not previously been used to build OpenOffice.
> Thank you Patricia for your contribution to this, it has encouraged me to
> give the building process a shot on my own Windows 10 system. I've made a
> couple of changes to the step-by-step instructions as I followed along and
> ran into a few issues, for example the dmake url was dead and needed to be
> substituted with a working link from sourceforge, and the paths for the
> Windows 7 SDK and DirectX SDK needed to be changed to paths without any
> spaces (the build process was getting blocked by this). Also the necessary
> perl modules hadn't been mentioned so I've added those in also. My build
> has been running for about 5-6 hours now and has not yet finished, at least
> it hasn't terminated with any errors so far! If it does terminate
> successfully then I'll add "Windows 10" alongside Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
> in the step-by-step guide.

Thanks. That sort of continuous improvement is just what the build 
instructions need.

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