2006-04-14 18:01

Weeks 04-15

x86-64 porting. Caolán joined the efforts, and the project got an extra speed ;-) - he reworked the patches for streams, and more - big thanks! So far - in the recent milestone m163 - there are all but few patches in (child workspaces long2int, sixtyfour02-04 are integrated), and the rest (about 15 patches) is waiting in sixtyfour05, configure17 & sfxcleanup child workspaces; they are all targetted 2.0.3. Looks very promising.

OOo 2.0.2. Branched ooo-build, added support for that in the apply file and apply.pl, etc.

Xlib-only splash. Rewrote the Gtk+-dependant part of the faster OOo splash implementation to Xlib-only; makes it even faster & more pleasant in KDE. You can see it in 'unxsplash' CWS...

Helping Éric Bischoff. Éric (the guy who wrote the KDE address book connector) has implemented a backend for KDE system-wide settings for OOo (like the preferred e-mail client, or proxies), and started reviving cuckooo, the KPart for displaying OOo documents in konqueror window I wrote nearly 3 years ago. Helped him with the internals of that, etc. Great to feel that kde.openoffice.org is not an one-man project ;-) Thank you, Éric!


  • A load of build fixes made when updating to newer milestones
  • Remove menu:helpid and menu:label from *.xml (CWS menucleanup)
  • The faster splash (CWS unxsplash)
  • The 64bit child workspaces
  • Crystal icons (CWS iconswitching2)

Build bits. Updated to newer milestones several times (m156, m160, m161, m162, m163), removed old patches several times (m152, m156, m160, m162), check for the oldest supported tag, fixed broken patches several times, a load of smaller fixes (cws-commit-patch accepts "planned" CWS state, ...), etc.

Conference calls, bugfixing, etc.

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2006-04-10 20:53

Last of the 64bit patches filed to IZ

I've just filed the last 64bit-specific patch we have in ooo-build to IssueZilla... This does not mean that porting OpenOffice.org to x86-64 is over, but when all the patches get approved & integrated (lots of them already are - in CWSes sixtyfour01-04, long2int, intptr, numberformat, dxarray, etc. to note the big ones), one should be able to get a 64bit OOo without much trouble. Of course, no-one says how much it will work for you ;-)

Maybe it is too soon to celebrate, but I should note that this wouldn't happen without Caolán and Pavel (and their patches), and of course without people originally working on the port in ooo64bit02 CWS. Thank you!

Posted by kendy | Permalink | Categories: OpenOffice.org