Headless for everything in build? (Re: [Libreoffice-commits] .: hwpfilter/CppunitTest_hwpfilter_test_hwpfilter.mk)

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Thu Mar 29 13:25:52 PDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 20:43 +0100, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 16:56 +0200, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> >  Is there any need to run UI stuff during build? IOW, can't we simply globally 
> > force using headless for everything during build?
> Unix has the env SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=svp which would force headless mode.
> Though I don't think macosx or windows honors that, hence the --headless


> I'm not sure why e.g. the fairly simple hwpfilter test, or any of them
> really, would end up triggering anything UI-related. I guess there might
> be some painful-to-fix assumption somewhere that tries to create a
> dialog or render some text into a drawable and want to query the
> desktop-settings for the default fontoptions on the system or some such
> which cascades out of control.

	So - unfortunately on Windows & Mac we initialize VCL for those tests
which I imagine creates an invisible window (for it's event loop) and
other more or less evil & non-desired stuff.

	Having said that, it normally doesn't popup dialogs and shouldn't
interfere with the UI - what are you seeing ?

	The main reason (IIRC) is that the font logic is not available outside
of the unix / freetype world and that is needed for the headless /
generic code, and until we either split out the font handling to be
better abstracted, or ship freetype cross-platform we'll have to do this
way I IIRC.

	Work appreciated to improve the vcl/generic split etc. :-)



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