August 2005 Archives

August 31, 2005 9:15 PM

Adding new languages into my build system

We are very close to release of 2.0. In fact, we are now in Beta 2 stage. We still have 24 issues with target OOo 2.0 though.

This was the reason to stop integrating new languages into my build system. Several people contacted me that they want to add their language now. I still wonder why they have not contacted me before in early beta phase, but they probably have their reasons.

I changed my decision and will integrate few new languages (what time permits). This is small HOWTO that should help you to make integration smoother. I'll only integrate languages with active teams. I do not want to build for the language that has old, unmaintained GSI files, because the CPU time, disk space and bandwidth can be used for other active languages instead.
  • I'll start adding new languages once child workspace oool10n20 is integrated.
  • Please make sure that the data about your language in our table are correct and complete.
  • Please send me the URL of your GSI file that is named GSI_cs.sdf.bz2 (bzip2 or gzip compressed GSI file where cs is the ISO code of your language). If you'd like to know the reason for this, see the script updating all GSI files I run just before every build.
That's it :-) -----

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August 29, 2005 10:55 PM

Warning-Free Code

Stephan Bergmann announced the initiative "Warning-Free Code". Every developer should read his announcement. -----

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August 27, 2005 9:30 PM

SRC680_m126 is ready

The milestone SRC680_m126 is now ready. Child Workspaces integrated: gslpatches4, gslpatches5, localedata6, qwizardsmacosx and thaidict.

Please note, that configure is not regenerated. I have temporary regenerated it and put my version here. -----

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August 24, 2005 10:56 PM

New issues from IssueZilla

I'm interested to read all new bugs Summaries and Descriptions. Thus I filed issue #i25012# (Create newbugs mailing list). It was one year and a half before.

SourceCast (the system behind website) doesn't allow this. I have decided to prototype the system that will summarize all new issues for me and also for other interested people and itinerant idiot (I haven't invented this title, really) had very good idea to make RSS feed from it. So from now on, you can read IssueZilla's new issues on OOoPlanet with title "New issues".

If you have comments about it, do not hesitate to contact me. I plan to clean the code behind it and make it available for anyone. Right now, it is too raw to be published ;-) Three shell scripts, all below 2 kB without docs. Maintainer/volunteer to host it and run it from cron wanted. -----

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August 22, 2005 11:58 PM

Optimizing builds

I'm working on optimizing builds in my build system (after integration of cws debianer, it is much easier) and also on testing Windows related fixes. Thus my SRC680_m125 build is delayed.

Thinking about effective way of getting the list of new issues in IZ. I read digested version of allbugs mailing list and it is quite sub-optimal. -----

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August 22, 2005 8:13 AM

Back from Sumava

I'm back from Šumava. There were many news last week in world. I'll update this entry continuously today;-)

One news from stable world: the milestone SRX645_m57 was updated again (new build number, new DicOOo and FontOOo wizards from dicooo1157 child workspace). I started Build-5 of this milestone (new RC3). GNU/Linux and also Windows builds are already uploaded.

News from development world: the milestone SRC680_m124 is ready with the following child workspaces integrated: fpicandrpath, fwk22, gslpatches3 and thesaurus20. The latest milestone SRC680_m125 is also available with the following child workspaces integrated: cmcfixes14, debianer, dicooo01, ibmjdk01, macosx10, mh19121, mtl10n04, myspellukr and nojava3. POT files for SRC680_m125 have been uploaded as well. -----

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August 12, 2005 10:22 PM

SRX645_m57 is ready ( 1.1.5 RC3)

The milestone SRX645_m57 is ready. It will be the base for 1.1.5 Release Candidate 3. Integrated child workspaces: dr40, exportfix, mhu11 and oasispp3. -----

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August 10, 2005 9:42 PM

"Passive" sport today

I was watching two interesting sport events while working today.

One of them being on-line report from decathlon (Athletics World Championships 2005, Helsinki, Finland) where Roman Šebrle was awarded with silver medal. Not that interesting, because his target was gold medal.

Watching the results from Open European Youth Championship 2005 in minigolf (Pombal, Portugal) was much more interesting ;-) Czech team is on the first place after the first day! -----

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August 10, 2005 9:10 PM

openSUSE project announced

openSUSE Novell, Inc. announced the openSUSE project. The main goal of the project is to open the development process of SUSE Linux.

You can already download the first version - SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS Beta 1 (code name: Prague). -----

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August 08, 2005 5:45 PM

SRC680_m123 is ready

The milestone SRC680_m123 is now ready. Integrated child workspaces: adc12p, ause033, cmcfixes12, cmcfixes13, configure11, gslpatches2, hsqldb7, mmeeks10, pj31, pj32 and sysui10. -----

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August 04, 2005 10:42 PM

NSIS work today

I spent a lot of time on investigating NSIS issues I mentioned yesterday. Finally I realized (with the help of the main NSIS developer) that we have found two issues in NSIS. Hm. Better than nothing ;-) Issue #i48741# is issue in NSIS and #i52862# can be solved by changing the system settings. -----

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August 03, 2005 11:26 PM

New NSIS welcome screen in pj32

Thanks to kami_ we now have new NSIS welcome screen in childworkspace pj32:

So right now, only the following NSIS bugs are present: #i48741# (NSIS: wrong encoding of text), #i49861# (NSIS: remove the directory after the NSIS is finished) and #i52862# (NSIS installer: Yes/No in *every language*). Volker seems to have one issue with 4NT (#i52093#) though. -----

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August 03, 2005 8:23 PM

Updated thesaurus for OOo 2.0

Daniel Naber updated the database for thesaurus for 2.0. His update is based on WordNet 2.1.

His changes are now in child workspace thesaurus20 where I also fixed other issues. I'd be glad if you can test building from this child workspace and verify issues.

For people who are not able to build from the source code, I have included changes from thesaurus20 in my builds of SRC680_m122. But I'd prefer reports from builders. -----

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August 03, 2005 12:18 PM

Česká pošta, s.p. is approved CA!

Česká pošta, s.p. is the second approved provider of digital signatures in Czech republic (PostSignum QCA). So far, there was only one provider with quite high prices thus the process of using digital signatures and submitting digitally signed documents to government and municipal offices was very expensive and not widespread.

According to news site, the price for the personal certificate should be below 200CZK per year (it is much higher right now). What is the situation in your country?

Other sources:, Živė.cz. -----

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August 02, 2005 7:36 PM

SRC680_m122 is ready

The milestone SRC680_m122 is now ready. It includes the following child workspaces: dba20v3, gvfs01, soreadmeupdate and vclshowstop05.

I have already uploaded POT files.

POT files contain several new help strings (I have fixed issue #i52754# in my build system) and contain one changed image URL (#i52757#). Please update your translations to this version before submitting final GSI for 2.0 (the deadline is this Friday)! -----

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August 01, 2005 7:37 AM

New goal: 25 issues at the end of this week

My last goal to reach 40 issues with target 2.0 was my private goal. But because many people joined in the effort, it was the work of our community and we almost reached that goal.

Now I'd like to set the goal for this week, for more people. Are we able to reach the number 25 at the end of this week? The current status is 45 issues so we still have to solve 20 issues. I plan to solve at least 4 issues in pj32 and thesaurus20 child workspaces. -----

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