[Libreoffice] Build problems (and some solutions) in Mac OSX

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Tue Dec 20 03:32:17 PST 2011

Hi James,

On Tue, 2011-12-20 at 19:04 +1300, James C wrote:
> I have burned about 1.5 GB of metered network bandwidth, so far,
> following these instructions:

	Grief; hopefully the meter doesn't roll too quickly. Of course, once
you have the git repository - you should fetch only deltas from then on
- which should be quick and easy: you have both the 3.5 and master
branches locally etc. So hopefully bandwidth wise things should go

> There is also a human-sized problem, with some instructions on the
> web-site being wrong:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43920

	Wrt. the wiki - it is quite possibly out of date :-) but the good thing
is that the wiki is human editable - having said that (and I'm not a Mac
hacker), I was lead to believe that the build is reasonably self
contained. Perhaps some Mac-ite can take this bug on.

>   - I do not understand which pieces of the source I would need, in
> order to play with Writer, and how big they would be

	So - as Norbert says in sw/ lives much of the code; but 'git grep' can
be a good tool to find UI strings which are typically defined in .src
files next to the .cxx file that implements the behaviour you're
interested in.

	After processing this thread of replies ;-) it'd be great to know what
your next sticking point is ... getting the first build is quite an
achievement on Mac (it's rather simple on Linux these days ;-)

	All the best,


michael.meeks at suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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