Libreoffice for lts users

David Gerard dgerard at
Fri Jan 28 12:50:19 UTC 2011

On 28 January 2011 12:24, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at> wrote:

> Yes, it does.  The LO developers are chunking away at the build time and
> robustness piece by piece, but it still takes over 2.5 hours on 3-year-old
> dual core machine (4GB RAM).  And that's with utilizing a ram disk for /tmp.
>  (The build process uses /tmp for temporary build files, and at some point
> uses up 400MiB.)
> The build process is also still highly dependent on correct development
> settings, so if you are planning this route, be prepared for some headache.

Yeah. Even after being bought by Sun, StarDivision had a really bad
case of "not invented here". This is why the Go-OO build (formerly
ooo-build) was started - because Ximian (before Novell bought it) had
such problems getting StarDivision to even look at their OOo patches.
There's a *lot* of room to make LO a more regular sort of free
software project.

- d.

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