[PATCH] install_cygwin.ps1

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 17:13:39 PDT 2015

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 6:32 PM, jan iversen <jancasacondor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the answer, I will make a copy of that repo (so much for "core is
> the only repo you will ever need")

if you downloaded and used that ps1 file, that indicate that you were
following the 'lode' ways of setting up a build environment (a good
thing.. but I'm partial :-) ).
step 2 of this process _is_ to download the lode.git repo.. so you
should really already have it.

And yes core.git is all you need to build the product ( although
depending on the build option you may get dictionaries.git, help.git
and/or translation.git as git submodule).
lode.git is a separate 'tools' developed originally to help deploying
ci slavebot.
lode help among other thing 'manage' core.git using a local bare
mirror clone --reference to deply build environment cheaply.
it could not live in core.git again due to a chicken and egg problem.

and as you can see here: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/admin/projects/

we do have quite a few auxiliary git repo under management :-)

>I was told (on irc) by mst that our web server content is not in git (which in my mind seems wrong)

most of it is not, for good reason.. git is not the best way to manage
a bunch of fat tar.gz source release of all the external dependencies
we use.
I've put that particular script _there_ as a convenience (convenient
to me as that web server already existed and server plain file), but
really the cygwin_install scrip is completely unrelated to the rest of
the content there.


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