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From Damjan Jovanovic <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Thinking of joining OpenOffice as a developer
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:32:13 GMT
On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:

> On 11/2/2015 2:33 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:57 AM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>>
> ...
>
>> "Install cygwin, 32bit version"
>>>
>>> Do I really have to go to 32-bit Cygwin? I have a fine 64-bit Cygwin
>>> already running on my 16 GB memory system.
>>>
>>>
>>> I am not sure what impact the bitness of Cygwin has on the build, but as
>> I
>> discovered recently, AOO doesn't build on Win64.
>>
>> How are your efforts with AOO development going otherwise Patricia? Do you
>> need any help or development ideas?
>>
>>
> I am still working through the instructions for getting ready to build - I
> have some other non-software projects that will take a lot of my time this
> week.
>
> By "Win64" do you mean any 64-bit MS-Windows system? If so, that is a very
> serious issue. I do development on a 64-bit Windows 8.1 system. Has anyone
> successfully built on that OS?
>
>
You can build 32 bit AOO binaries on 64-bit Windows, but you cannot build
64 bit AOO Windows binaries anywhere, it still needs to be ported there.


> I am experimenting with installing Linux on other computers, but none of
> them has the compute power, memory, or monitor size for serious development.
>
>
Linux virtualises well, and builds significantly faster than Windows.

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