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From: Dialup Jon Norstog (thursdayallidaho.com)
Date: Thu Oct 28 2010 - 17:01:19 CDT
A few years ago thought I would set aside an evening and build OO on my
then-new used XP1000. Hahahaha! The stopper for me at the time was not being
able to complete the dependencies. IIRC it required the Java environment at
the time, this was before the alternatives to official Java were developed.
I probably gave up too easy.
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From: Jim McCarthy <jkmccarthypacbell.net>
To: Linux on Alpha processors <axp-listredhat.com>
Sent: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:30:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: More on the OO 64-bit source
> Note there is also an officially supported Itanium 64-bit (ia64)
> release of the latest OpenOffice. I do not have much depth of C-
> programming experience myself, but one of the people working on
> Itanium support + development of the Red-Hat-based "Scientific Linux
> CERN" Linux OS once mentioned to me that ia64 was a more "stringent"
> (or strict) 64-bit implementation than 64-bit x86. His experience
> was such that source code upgraded from 32-bit x86 to 64-bit x86 was
> not necessarily guaranteed to be up-to-snuff for building "as is" on
> ia64 -- i.e., some additional 64-bit upgrades to the source code are
> frequently required in order to build the code successfully on
> ia64. Conversely 32-bit source code upgraded to adhere to the
> stricter 64-bit demands for building on ia64 were then fine building
> "as is" on 64-bit x86.
> I can't say whether this is indeed true, or not -- and if true,
> whether the existence of an Itanium release of OpenOffice has
> anything to do with getting those same source codes to build
> successfully on 64-bit Alpha platforms -- but I thought it was an
> interesting claim that one could apparently get away with certain
> legacy 32-bit programming practices on 64-bit x86 that were strictly
> forbidden on ia64.
> -- Jim
> --- On Thu, 10/28/10, Dialup Jon Norstog <thursdayallidaho.com> wrote:
> From: Dialup Jon Norstog <thursdayallidaho.com>
> Subject: More on the OO 64-bit source
> To: "Linux on Alpha processors" <axp-listredhat.com>
> Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 9:55 AM
> To the list:
> here is the port maintainer's clarification on 64-bit source code.
> On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 08:52 -0600, Jon Norstog wrote:
> > Thanks for getting back to me, Caolan. So that means the 64-bit X-86
> > source is Alpha-friendly?
> In theory at least it should build on Alpha. I ported the core bit,
> the uno bridge, to Alpha some time ago. Its not like it gets built
> every day so parts mightn't work. Various workarouns like
> configuring --with-system-python and/or --with-system-mozilla etc to
> avoid building the in-tree copies and use the copy already installed
> might be helpful to avoid any gotchas with those.
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