[oi-dev] Request for volunteers: Building LibreOffice

Josef 'Jeff' Sipek jeffpc at josefsipek.net
Tue Sep 20 22:55:26 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 05:28:17PM -0400, Philip J. Robar wrote:
> On Sep 20, 2011, at 4:10 PM, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > http://alasdairrr.tumblr.com/post/10404734792/libreoffice
> > 
> > We've been joined by a LibreOffice developer in #oi-dev, who is willing to help us with a port of LibreOffice to OpenIndiana.
> > 
> > Unfortunately all the usual suspects who might work on this are tied up - so I'm mailing the lists to find out if anyone might be interested in collaborating with us on this?
> > 
> > Ideally someone who steps forward should know their way around a Makefile pretty well and have ported software to Solaris before - LibreOffice is pretty big.
> > 
> > Getting LibreOffice into OI would be a big win - it's an often requested package.
> I used to do this type of thing all of the time for my group’s local server when I was at Sun so I can probably help*. However, when I found the source tar balls at LibreOffice’s site I was unmoved by the lack of documentation. But then, I found this site: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/ — which seems to be the place to get stated, yes?
> Since it already builds on numerous UNIX™ and UNIX like systems I presume that the port ought to be pretty straight forward. Is there anything in particular that I need to know about before I get started?

Cool.  Were on IRC (#oi-dev on FreeNode) where we can help you get started.
I am not sure what Alasdair had in mind, but I guess this wiki page would be
a good start:



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