The "Multiple Work Dirs" Section seems to be outdated
The configure script does not have the option: "--with-linked-git". I guess this option was removed. My proposed change:
$ ./autogen.sh ... --with-external-tar=/other/libo/src $ ./g checkout my-libo-branch
Unable to get started because configure doesn't exist
$ git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core libo $ cd libo $ ./autogen.sh --help
No output is produced, probably because libo/configure doesn't exist.
Did I misunderstand the necessary commands, or is something missing from the instructions? --Bjherbison 2012-08-23T11:26:16 (CEST)
- From the developer mailing list I learned it is necessary to run autogen before you can use the help option. I updated the wiki page with this information. --Bjherbison 2012-08-24T15:35:07 (CEST)
Disk activity ?
When compiling, what is the disk activity like ? If compilation is affected by disk, having everything in RAM using ramfs (or RAMdisk softwares on Window$; ImDisk is completely free and has no limitations) will remove 1 cap from compilation. Having great enterprise-level SSDs will do even better job since they have higher rates than fastest RAM, or a very fast RAID. --Rautamiekka (talk) 2015-03-16T00:32:33 (UTC)
EDIT 2017-09-23: I realized you'd do well to install ImDisk Toolkit if you use ImDisk for RAMdisk, it'll make creation and conffing of RAMdisks so much easier and faster than when using the shipped command-line tools. I never used the command-line tools after noticing how hard they're to use. --Rautamiekka (talk) 2017-09-23T18:26:44 (UTC)
Article update / rewrite (2017-onwards)
If you are willing to contribute to write a clearer and more up to date instructions in order to build LibreOffice, please read that report first (continue by reading the other mails in the same thread): https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/libreoffice/2017-August/078204.html
Rewriting this page is on my todo, wrt. all the same questions I receive via Twitter in this regard (I'm a CM of the Twitter account LibreOffice_FR), but we have work more urgent to do as part of the time I can devote to this project.
One of the suggestions in that email to the dev list was to highlight disk usage.
> "This requires 2.4GB of disk space - it's worth mentioning in the wiki before the command. (I discover later that this info is buried under "Details, Tips, Tricks and Hints" further down the page, but IMO it should be higher.)"
Please add instructions about updating the code to repositories changes
Commands to issue in order to recompile libreoffice after modifying the code
Perhaps another newby request, but instructions lack about commands to issue in order to recompile the code: a single make is enough? autogen.sh has to be re-run again? Paolobenve (talk) 2017-11-04T12:49:10 (UTC)