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Apache OpenOffice FreeBSD porting status page

by OpenOffice porting team , NAKATA, Maho , and Jackson Low


2012/Feb/29: The FreeBSD port has been merged in the Apache SVN repository. The Apache OpenOffice blog has a new entry from Maho@.

Older OpenOffice.org porting news can be found here.

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Available ports (ports in the FreeBSD ports tree)

Obtaining older packages, language packs, and build logs (DEPRECATED)

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Supported platforms

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How to build

Basically, just typing make 'install' will work fine for standard installations. It will fetch everything you need from the Internet while you sit back and drink a cup of coffee or take a nap. However, compiling jdk is the most tedious part (i.e. fetching the java source code and enabling the linux binary compatibility mode required by the linux version of jdk for bootstrapping). I'll assume you have already installed JDK 1.6.0 (/usr/ports/java/jdk16) via ports in this tutorial. If you want to build a developer version or other snapshot versions of OOo, just cd to different directory; /usr/ports/editors/openoffice.org-3-devel or /usr/ports/editors/openoffice.org-3-devel.

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Release process

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Porting tips

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Porting pitfalls

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FreeBSD Apache OpenOffice porting team

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