A query about building open office..
roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue Sep 19 19:39:44 PDT 2006
Randall Stewart writes:
> I have a problem and was hoping for some advice..
<maniacal laugh, trailing off into the distance>
1) Do you want/need to compile with Java?
I am not an expert, but the only thing I _know_ of that
requires Java is the OpenDocument input/output filters. If you can
live without those, Java becomes a no-op.
2) version of Java
In /usr/ports/java, you will find diablo-jdk15 and jdk15. _As
I understand it_ the difference is diablo is the offical,
certified-by-Sun version. Non-diablo is the same general code-base
without Sun's blessing and works fine for OOo purposes.
In fact, I believe it works better. As has been mentioned,
issues were been discovered with diable-jdk15 soon after its
release; jdk15 seems not to have those problems. Check with java@
for more information.
2a) The good news: having installed diablo, one can use it to
build the non-diablo port. It'll take a while, even on a fast
machine, but it will work.
(Corrections to the above accepted.)
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