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From Peter Kovacs <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Build environment future
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2019 23:12:07 GMT
Thanks all for the value able feedback. It shows how difficult it is to
get the right direction.

I think Ant is easier then gmake. But maybe this is only a treachery
impression. And we do use both systems. (Next to dmake somehow, but I
think at least there is no mix between dmake and gmake. Or I got it
wrong. ;) )

Okay, I will try to support gmake for now.

Important is in the first step the difficulty drops to build OpenOffice.
And I try to slice everything down into smaller to swallowable pieces.
Only small turns.

Since most topics I have are architectural issues.

On 30.10.19 14:01, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Is the build environment really enough of a failure that we need to spend time on redoing
it again?
> Now if people want to work on that, I'm fine... we are all volunteers and work on stuff
that interests us, but certainly, if people are *looking* for things to do, improving the
actual code itself might be more worthwhile that rejiggering the build setup.
>> On Oct 30, 2019, at 1:25 AM, Peter Kovacs <> wrote:
>> Hello Damjan and all
>> I would like to re-discuss our current plan. Hoping to gain a common view.
>> Current state is mostly we use gmake, there are still some difficult to
>> migrate dmake projects. And we use Ant for java.
>> The plan is not to stop at the dmake -> gmake conversion but to move on
>> to scons, removing as much dependencies as we can. Right?
>> I would like to set the target to build everything to Ant, removing as
>> much dependencies we can.
>> My arguments are mostly that Ant is supported by most when not all IDEs
>> and I would really like to have an IDE as working environment, and my
>> hope is that it is easier maybe to integrate an Ant build environment
>> then a scons or gmake environment.
>>  I think this would give us a better base then the plan above. So what
>> was the arguments against Ant again?
>> All the Best
>> Peter
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