a new mac mini available for libreoffice dev but ...

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 09:36:07 PDT 2012

On 05/04/2012 18:22, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
>> I have been doing some experimentation and I think we are almost at that
>> stage to be able to start building against 10.7 SDK.
> As we still use some APIs that aren't present in the 10.7 SDK, the
> compilation will fail. At least that is my memory from when I tried
> building against the 10.7 SDK. (Maybe last summer, or something like
> that.) The APIs in question were obsolete already in 10.4, so it would
> be high time to get rid of their use.
> That said, the APIs in question are still present in the OS (after
> all, a LO built against the 10.4 SDK still runs on 10.7). So it might
> be possible to work around it by looking them up dynamically at run
> time, or something like that. Or not, experimentation needed.
>> I have run into issues
> When we say that building against anything except the 10.4 SDK is
> experimental, it means that "issues" are to be expected, *and* that
> anybody who still insists in trying, is expected to work on such
> issues and fix them himself.
> If others would have the interest (or more like time) to work on them,
> they would. That also means others won't have the time to hand-hold
> you and tell you exactly what to do, because we don't know, and if we
> spend the time figuring out, we could then as well commit the changes
> ourselves, no?
>> I think the easiest solution would be to have 2 versions
> "versions"? Next you are going to suggest a separate fork on github, aren't you?
Github is totally unnecessary here. Generation of patches is sufficient 
here. I am willing to fix up problems that I encounter, its just that I 
am unfamiliar with the codebase.

When I said 2 versions I meant that i would be more then willing to 
package up a version built against the 10.7 SDK

> --tml

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