examples to manage docs using LibreOffice as a major component

nicholas ferguson nicholasferguson at wingarch.com
Tue Sep 30 14:50:27 PDT 2014

I think that is a bad idea.  A good idea is to turn on anti virus where work is done.  you can't tell developers to turn off their anti virus when working on windows.  That’s  crazy talk

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From: Robinson Tryon [mailto:bishop.robinson at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:48 PM
To: nicholas ferguson
Cc: Michael Meeks; libreoffice-dev; jonathon
Subject: Re: examples to manage docs using LibreOffice as a major component

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM, nicholas ferguson <nicholasferguson at wingarch.com> wrote:
> Wow.  So I did a forensic on the env.  And I discovered that Norton 
> Antivirus was isolating state files and some executables being built 
> by the LibreOffice build system.  So I asked Tor..hey..what brand of 
> antivirus do you use?  I'll switch over.  He had turned his off too.
> So that alone took two to three weeks.  I even had to resort to buying 
> a new machine...devoted to libreoffice.  $300 machine.  Trying to 
> solve why my builds were failing on windows.

It sounds like antivirus software may cause problems with Windows builds. That's useful information. Could you please document the specifics on the wiki?

Right now, I don't see anything mentioning "anti", "virus", "symantec", or "norton" on that page, so it's quite possible that the next person is going to run into the same problems you did. Let's nip that one problem in the bud.


Robinson Tryon
QA Engineer - The Document Foundation
LibreOffice Community Outreach Herald
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