[kaffe] Re: OpenOffice?

Joe Phillips joe.phillips at innovationsw.com
Mon Jul 1 23:56:30 PDT 2002

On Sat, 2002-06-29 at 17:37, Jim White wrote:
> Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > Jim Pick wrote:
> > 
> >>Here's a little project for somebody.
> >>...
> >>I don't have time to look at it, but it would be nice to know if Kaffe
> >>could be used instead...
> Well, I assume you mean "little" in jest.
> Building OpenOffice is never a small thing (the full build runs about 20 
> hours).  It has 109K lines in 482 files of Java alone.

Is the build parallelizable (sp?) at all?  I own a training room of 13+
linux capable PCs that I would gladly donate cluster build-time to
Debian/Kaffe for expediting the 'port' to kaffe.

I downloaded the OO source some time ago in order to investigate doing
this but have so far not had the time.

If anyone is seriously interested, feel free to contact me.  

Stipulations would be...

1- developer(s) would need to help me configure the training room as a
build cluster.  Preferably via some kickstart-like mechanism with a boot
floppy or cdrom.  The initial work would likely need to be done in
person - we're in CT, US - unless a usable boot image could be built
remotely.  Once a good boot image is created, work could be done
remotely scheduled with us as to when to start the cluster.

2- room use would be subject to our business schedule. ie. if we need
the room for a class, the room becomes unavailable.  

I don't think we have any classes scheduled in July so you would likely
have the whole month.

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