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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 17:14, Dan Shearer wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 09:52:37AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > At the present time, I have trouble on the Alpha with only two apps:
> > konqueror and openoffice.  Konqueror may be a problem unrelated to
> > porting.  OpenOffice is rumored to not be 64-bit clean right now, but
> > the OO.o people are apparently hard at work fixing this.  Fixing it for
> > one arch should get it fixed for all.
> You are unlikely to ever see OOo on your Alpha. OpenOffice is not a
> portable application. It can be ported, but it is highly nonportable
> compared to most other free software applications.  See
> http://www.linuxsa.org.au/mailing-list/2002-07/655.html for an old but
> still-valid set of comments.  (I run an Alpha as one of my desktop
> systems too.)

Man, that's scary.  How much of the old StarOffice code is still in
OOo, or is it all virgin code, mostly written by Sun?

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

"They ginned up a war with an empty gun."
Chris Matthews, regarding Saddam Hussein & Iraq

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