|Art Clemons on 21 Jun 2014 17:06:53 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice|
On 06/20/2014 02:48 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
I can see why a binary distro wouldn't want to update something like glibc without a major release. However, LibreOffice shouldn't really have any reverse-dependencies. So, I can't see why you'd hold it up beyond what is necessary for testing (which is why Gentoo stable is only on 188.8.131.52).
I believe you're a gentoo user, libreoffice at least offers source. I haven't bothered trying recently, it's easier for me while running Slackware to just use a slackbuild script that produces a package from the Debian packages and be done with it, but I did successfully compile both LibreOffice when it first came out and OpenOffice when it was stagnating and not including what I then considered needed features like useful macro tools.
http://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/source-code/Needless to say, pay close attention to the documentation on how to build LibreOffice. I didn't and thought horrible thoughts about the project until I did read the docs.
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