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Alexandre Laforest
Hi all,
 
I'm starting to research OpenOffice.org possibilities and I admit being stuck in the build process. I need to build with Windows 2000 Pro (no comments please, ;-)), but I thought using Cygwin was mandatory (is it?). Moreover, I must build in a VMWare image since I cannot get a VS .NET 2003 licence for my office workstation.
 
Thus, I have followed the instructions I found at: http://tools.openoffice.org/dev_docs/build_windows_tcsh.html#BuildingaFullBuildofOpenOffice, but got stuck at the Generating the Build Environment and Build Tools step: I can not seem to get the 'configure' script to work from a command-line. Either DOS or Cygwin.
 
Here's what I've got:
- Windows 2000 Pro SP4
- Visual Studio .NET 2003
- gcc 3.3.1
- j2sdk1.4.2_11
- Cygwin
 
Consequently, a couple of questions puzzle me:
 
1. Is it possible to build OOo in a VMWare environment?? 
2. Does the source code need to be in the same drive (partition) as Cygwin and the compilers?
3. Can you actually use multiple drives?
4. Am I on the right track or completely lost?
5. Could someone point a proper 'how-to' if the one I've been using is not right?
 
 
Hope I'm not that far off! And hope this will help you guys help me :P
 
Thanks for all the help,
 
Best regards,
 

Alexandre Laforest
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Re: Completely lost in the building process...

Jens-Heiner Rechtien
Hi,

Alexandre Laforest wrote:

> Hi all,
>  
> I'm starting to research OpenOffice.org possibilities and I admit being
> stuck in the build process. I need to build with Windows 2000 Pro (no
> comments please, ;-)), but I thought using Cygwin was mandatory (is
> it?). Moreover, I must build in a VMWare image since I cannot get a VS
> .NET 2003 licence for my office workstation.
>  
> Thus, I have followed the instructions I found at:
> http://tools.openoffice.org/dev_docs/build_windows_tcsh.html#BuildingaFullBuildofOpenOffice,
> but got stuck at the /Generating the Build Environment and Build Tools
> /step: I can not seem to get the 'configure' script to work from a
> command-line. Either DOS or Cygwin.
>  
> Here's what I've got:
> - Windows 2000 Pro SP4
> - Visual Studio .NET 2003
> - gcc 3.3.1
> - j2sdk1.4.2_11
> - Cygwin
>  
> Consequently, a couple of questions puzzle me:
>  
> 1. Is it possible to build OOo in a VMWare environment??

Yes. I don't know if someone recently did such a build, but it used to
work. It won't help the compile time, though :-)

> 2. Does the source code need to be in the same drive (partition) as
> Cygwin and the compilers?

No. But plan for a lot of disk space for the source tree. The generated
binaries take up a lot of space.

> 3. Can you actually use multiple drives?

Depends. Splitting up the source tree over multiple drives is not really
recommended.

> 4. Am I on the right track or completely lost?

The track is still in sight :-)

> 5. Could someone point a proper 'how-to' if the one I've been using is
> not right?

Some additional notes are here:

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Windows

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Re: Completely lost in the building process...

Rüdiger Timm
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Alexandre Laforest wrote:

> Hi all,
>  
> [...]
>  
> Thus, I have followed the instructions I found at:
> http://tools.openoffice.org/dev_docs/build_windows_tcsh.html#BuildingaFullBuildofOpenOffice,
> but got stuck at the /Generating the Build Environment and Build Tools
> /step: I can not seem to get the 'configure' script to work from a
> command-line. Either DOS or Cygwin.
>  
> Here's what I've got:
> - Windows 2000 Pro SP4
> - Visual Studio .NET 2003
> - gcc 3.3.1

We did you download gcc?

> - j2sdk1.4.2_11
> - Cygwin
>  
> Consequently, a couple of questions puzzle me:
>  
> 1. Is it possible to build OOo in a VMWare environment??
> 2. Does the source code need to be in the same drive (partition) as
> Cygwin and the compilers?

As above: one compiler is enough. For windows it's Visual Studio .NET.
There is an ongoing effort to make OOo build using MinGW, but it's not
finished yet (see http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=53572 )

Ruediger

> 3. Can you actually use multiple drives?
> 4. Am I on the right track or completely lost?
> 5. Could someone point a proper 'how-to' if the one I've been using is
> not right?
>  
>  
> Hope I'm not that far off! And hope this will help you guys help me :P
>  
> [...]

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RE: Completely lost in the building process...

Alexandre Laforest
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Hello,

First of all, thanks a bunch for the quick and kind response. But I'd like to get some precisions if possible.

Jens-Heiner Rechtien wrote:
> No. But plan for a lot of disk space for the source tree. The generated
> binaries take up a lot of space.

How much space?? Just to make sure I don't end up having to start again from scratch because of a space issue (and I do have a space issue, having set up a VMWare image :P). Thanks :).

I finally got time to read the extra informations found at http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Windows and have been able to progress with the 'configure' script. But, it now wields an error I can not seem to get rid of:

        'configure: error: mscoree.lib (.NET Framework) not found. Make sure to use you use --with-frame-home'

But the 'mscoree.lib' file is in 3 different locations (which are also in my 'Path' environment variables:

        1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Lib
        2. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Lib\IA64
        3. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\SDK\v1.1\Lib

Thus, I am puzzled. I tried a couple of things, mainly fiddling around with the Environment variables path. But to no avail. Note that I do have a valid .Net Framework 1.1 installation.

Any help appreciated,

Thank you and

Best regards,

Alexandre Laforest

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Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 7:24 AM
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Hi,

Alexandre Laforest wrote:

> Hi all,
>  
> I'm starting to research OpenOffice.org possibilities and I admit being
> stuck in the build process. I need to build with Windows 2000 Pro (no
> comments please, ;-)), but I thought using Cygwin was mandatory (is
> it?). Moreover, I must build in a VMWare image since I cannot get a VS
> .NET 2003 licence for my office workstation.
>  
> Thus, I have followed the instructions I found at:
> http://tools.openoffice.org/dev_docs/build_windows_tcsh.html#BuildingaFullBuildofOpenOffice,
> but got stuck at the /Generating the Build Environment and Build Tools
> /step: I can not seem to get the 'configure' script to work from a
> command-line. Either DOS or Cygwin.
>  
> Here's what I've got:
> - Windows 2000 Pro SP4
> - Visual Studio .NET 2003
> - gcc 3.3.1
> - j2sdk1.4.2_11
> - Cygwin
>  
> Consequently, a couple of questions puzzle me:
>  
> 1. Is it possible to build OOo in a VMWare environment??

Yes. I don't know if someone recently did such a build, but it used to
work. It won't help the compile time, though :-)

> 2. Does the source code need to be in the same drive (partition) as
> Cygwin and the compilers?

No. But plan for a lot of disk space for the source tree. The generated
binaries take up a lot of space.

> 3. Can you actually use multiple drives?

Depends. Splitting up the source tree over multiple drives is not really
recommended.

> 4. Am I on the right track or completely lost?

The track is still in sight :-)

> 5. Could someone point a proper 'how-to' if the one I've been using is
> not right?

Some additional notes are here:

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Windows

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Jens-Heiner Rechtien
OpenOffice.org Release Engineer
Technical Lead Release Enginering, StarOffice
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RE: Completely lost in the building process...

Work Klo
Alexandre,
 
  Hello Canadian!  
  - Space: I would say about 6 GB.
  - I have built OO2 in Windows using cygwin (according to http://tools.openoffice.org/dev_docs/build_windows_tcsh.html).
  - I then tar the whole directory and gzip it.  I get about 3GB.
  - So my guess is you may need 6GB.
 
  - mscoree.lib
  - If you find it in 3 different locations, just pick one.  It is that easy!
  - If you still are unsure, pick the one from the Visual Studio as the  Platform SDK should be older (if you are using the Feb 2003 version...)

Alexandre Laforest <[hidden email]> :  Hello,

First of all, thanks a bunch for the quick and kind response. But I'd like to get some precisions if possible.

Jens-Heiner Rechtien wrote:
> No. But plan for a lot of disk space for the source tree. The generated
> binaries take up a lot of space.

How  much space?? Just to make sure I don't end up having to start again  from scratch because of a space issue (and I do have a space issue,  having set up a VMWare image :P). Thanks :).

I finally got time  to read the extra informations found at  http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Windows and have been able to  progress with the 'configure' script. But, it now wields an error I can  not seem to get rid of:

 'configure: error: mscoree.lib (.NET Framework) not found. Make sure to use you use --with-frame-home'

But the 'mscoree.lib' file is in 3 different locations (which are also in my 'Path' environment variables:

 1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Lib
 2. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Lib\IA64
 3. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\SDK\v1.1\Lib

Thus,  I am puzzled. I tried a couple of things, mainly fiddling around with  the Environment variables path. But to no avail. Note that I do have a  valid .Net Framework 1.1 installation.

Any help appreciated,

Thank you and

Best regards,

Alexandre Laforest


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RE: Completely lost in the building process...

Alexandre Laforest
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Hi,

Work Klo wrote:
> - mscoree.lib
> - If you find it in 3 different locations, just pick one.
> - If you still are unsure, pick the one from the Visual Studio as the  Platform SDK should be older (if you are using the Feb 2003 version...)

Not sure what you mean by 'just pick one'??

Also, I just realised my VMWare has 2 .NET framework installed (Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (+ hotfix KB886903) and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0); could that be an issue?

Thanks for all the help

 

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Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:51 AM
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Subject: RE: [dev] Completely lost in the building process...


Alexandre,
 
  Hello Canadian!  
  - Space: I would say about 6 GB.
  - I have built OO2 in Windows using cygwin (according to http://tools.openoffice.org/dev_docs/build_windows_tcsh.html).
  - I then tar the whole directory and gzip it.  I get about 3GB.
  - So my guess is you may need 6GB.
 
  - mscoree.lib
  - If you find it in 3 different locations, just pick one.  It is that easy!
  - If you still are unsure, pick the one from the Visual Studio as the  Platform SDK should be older (if you are using the Feb 2003 version...)

Alexandre Laforest <[hidden email]> :  Hello,

First of all, thanks a bunch for the quick and kind response. But I'd like to get some precisions if possible.

Jens-Heiner Rechtien wrote:
> No. But plan for a lot of disk space for the source tree. The generated
> binaries take up a lot of space.

How  much space?? Just to make sure I don't end up having to start again  from scratch because of a space issue (and I do have a space issue,  having set up a VMWare image :P). Thanks :).

I finally got time  to read the extra informations found at  http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Windows and have been able to  progress with the 'configure' script. But, it now wields an error I can  not seem to get rid of:

 'configure: error: mscoree.lib (.NET Framework) not found. Make sure to use you use --with-frame-home'

But the 'mscoree.lib' file is in 3 different locations (which are also in my 'Path' environment variables:

 1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Lib
 2. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Lib\IA64
 3. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\SDK\v1.1\Lib

Thus,  I am puzzled. I tried a couple of things, mainly fiddling around with  the Environment variables path. But to no avail. Note that I do have a  valid .Net Framework 1.1 installation.

Any help appreciated,

Thank you and

Best regards,

Alexandre Laforest


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