Volunteer for building OpenOffice from source

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Volunteer for building OpenOffice from source

Ash Blade
Hi

I saw that you are looking for help with building Open Office from source and I think my current set of skills could be put to good use with this task.
I have been working as Build admin/DevOps for the past 7 years, mostly on Windows envs but recently (about 1 year now) I have switched to Linux. During this period I have worked on tools and scripts used to automate the build process and also by developers in their day to day job. Some of the languages I’ve worked with are C++, C#, a bit of Python and a bit of Perl. I have written scripts mostly in batch (as I said, most of my experience was acquired on Windows envs) but now I started working more in bash. When it comes to VCS, I have worked mostly with Mercurial and Gitlab, but I am also familiar with SVN and CVS (from way back in the days).
I like working on automation and have a keen eye for spotting patterns and doing detective work. I am not a developer when it comes to writing complex code, but even so, given a task, I don’t ever back away from the challenge.
If you are interested in collaborating let me know and we can discuss more.

Best regards

Ash

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Re: Volunteer for building OpenOffice from source

Andrea Pescetti-2
On 03/01/2018 Ash Blade wrote:
> I saw that you are looking for help with building Open Office from source and I think my current set of skills could be put to good use with this task.

Welcome, Ash! Yes, we can surely put your skills to good use here.

With your current experience I think you can just go ahead and try a
local build on Linux; the process is challenging, or at least
nonstandard, in all environments, but Linux tends to be smoother.

Start with a trunk checkout (your svn skills "from the past" will
actually help here!):

$ svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk openoffice

then go ahead following
https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide_AOO
and tell us when you have any doubts.

What Linux distribution are you using?
https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide_AOO/Step_by_step
has some hints to help building on many distributions, and we'd surely
appreciate if you can collect some notes while you build so that you can
add them to the wiki (if you need an account, just ask here).

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Regards,
   Andrea.

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