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Re: OpenOffice on Ultra 5

On Thu, 2003-06-12 at 12:06, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> On Thursday 12 June 2003 15:35, Thomas Duffy wrote:
> > I doubt it will build.  There was a port of openoffice.org 1.0.3 to
> > Sparc/linux floating around that a guy know as "The Shrink" did for
> > Aurora.  I made a patch from his source and posted it to the Aurora
> > Sparc list.  Here is a link to it:
> >
> > http://www.dslextreme.com/users/tomduffy/openoffice-sparc.diff.bz2
> >
> > Once applying this patch, you should be able to build 1.0.3.
> Why is a userspace app like openoffice hardware dependent? It normally works 
> on Solaris/Sparc doesn't it?

OpenOffice.org is the code equivalent of a nuclear submarine built
entirely from popsicle sticks.

It has arch and OS specific asm code in it. Don't look at it too long,
or you will go insane.

As far as I'm concerned (having looked at the OOo code base and patched
it into building for Aurora), "The Shrink" deserves a medal. At the very
minimum, he deserves his sanity back. ;)

Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat*com> SAIR LCA, RHCE
Red Hat Enterprise Architect :: http://www.redhat.com
Project Leader for Aurora Sparc Linux :: http://auroralinux.org
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