Developer blog: robert: Porting OpenOffice.org to OpenBSD
from the need-more-slackers dept.
Many people want a native port of OpenOffice.org. The problem with porting OpenOffice is that it is just too big for one man.
Peter Valchev started to work on OpenOffice back at the portathon in Venice. Then he passed it to me because I need it at school and I was really interested in it.
Currently I've managed to sync it to the current OpenOffice milestone (m166) and I am keeping it in sync every time a new milestone comes out.
The build process itself goes fine but there is a lot of stuff to fix in this huge codebase.
First we have to port the bridges to OpenBSD which is the bridge between languages used by OpenOffice. Then we also have problems with threads. So this is going to be an interesting debug session.
I have created a CVS repository where people can access the current port and help to improove it. I am just in the middle of my graduation exams and I cannot spend all of my time working on OpenOffice. That's why I am sharing the port now.
If anyone wants to work on OpenOffice with me please feel free to get the port and try to fix issues.
You can get it easily:
cvs -d email@example.com:/oo co -P openoffice
I am commiting all changes to this repository so if anyone wants to get an e-mail about the changes I make, drop me an e-mail so I can add the people to the changes list.