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From Herbert Duerr <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Building in recent environments: Java 7 and Mozilla
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:05:37 GMT
On 06.07.2013 08:09, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 02/07/2013 Herbert Duerr wrote:
>>>> --disable-build-mozilla
>>>> [1] http://www.openoffice.org/tools/moz_prebuild/OOo3.2/
>> In case someone is interested I'd like to point to issue [1] (removing
>> the mozilla dependency for security stuff) and its corresponding branch
>> [2]. When this is finished the only remaining dependency to Mozilla is
>> AFAIK for its address book support. IMHO the system and LDAP address
>> books should suffice.
>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122365
>> [2] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/branches/Remove_MOZ/
>
> It seems that this still breaks in the "connectivity" module (even when
> using --disable-build-mozilla and the above prebuilt stuff), with errors
> like

Are you trying to build the Remove_MOZ branch? According to Fan it is 
currently only built on Windows and Mac. Getting it to work on the 
Unixes is still work in progress. The --disable-build-mozilla option is 
also removed from this branch.

Anyway, I suggest to focus on the release first and concentrate on 
branches such as this when we released AOO 4.0.

> So, unless I use --disable-mozilla, I'm still unable to make a full
> build on a recent system.

Even for building trunk I'd suggest to use the prebuilt mozilla 
binaries. The mozilla/seamonkey source tarball is way obsoleted for many 
years already. The alternatives are to invest energy on
a) updating the tarball to build on modern tool chains
b) update the tarball and our codebase to work with newer versions
c) weigh the benefits (address book) of this extremely heavy dependency 
vs. its drawbacks and draws the consequences: remove the moz dependency 
and replace the most important address book sources

The branch attempts to do c) which is the most reasonable goal I think.

Herbert


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