[Libreoffice] building index at Win32 install time ...

Jesús Corrius jesus at softcatala.org
Mon Jan 31 11:54:48 PST 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 8:53 PM, Steven Butler <sebutler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does the existing indexing code use LibreOffice libraries? In that case it is best to keep it as a separate program which is always installed, and just have the custom action run it as a separate process (after putting the required directories into PATH so that the libraries the indexing program needs will be found).
> I can answer this quickly.  The index code is now in git in
> dictionaries/source/idxdict.cpp.  It is very simple and uses only STL
> and libstdc++ (in my recollection).  It currently expects the
> dictionary to come in on stdin, but this is easy to change to use two
> arguments and open its own input file if need be.
> Would it be simpler to ship the idxdict utility in the installer and
> run it from a cmd window (visually unappealing but I've seen similar
> on windows) :)

We can always hide the cmd window, it's easy ;)

Jesús Corrius <jesus at softcatala.org>
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