Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Work on the Aqua port of is going on

After some slowdown in the last few weeks the work on the Aqua port of OOo will now again proceed faster. Reason for the deceleration was simply that OOo 2.0.3 deadline is close and the Mac OS X porting team decided to shift resources toward this release and do some important fixes for the PowerPC as well as for the Intel Mac version of OOo. The Aqua port certainly also benefits from this accomplishments. With OOo 2.0.3 the Intel version of OOo is in a pretty good shape and should be usable without any major problems.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Say thanks if somebody helps you!

I should have mentioned in my last blog entry that Eric Bachard helped me a lot getting my first build on the new Intel Mac through. Thanks again for this Eric! Just wanted to say that.


My first Intel Mac build finished successfully

Apple was so generous to donated another two Intel iMac's to the Mac OS X porting team. As announced already Stephan Schaefer and me got one. These are not only extremely beautiful machines they are also as fast as lightning and very noiseless. Thank you very very much Apple. This not only allows us to push OOo on the new Intel Macs forward but also the Aqua port in general.
My first OOo build already finished successfully on the new machine in about 5 hours - a major improvement compared to the nearly 15-20 hours needed on my iMac G5 (without ccache).

Thursday, April 06, 2006


First Tiger build (m162) finished successfully

Amazingly my first OOo build on Mac OS X Tiger using gcc-4.x finished without any major problems. Just one(!) easy to fix build break. Thanks to Pavel Janik for his help :) In the future my default mode will be "Pavel is right regarding build issues" ;)

So now I've got a nice 'Aqua color' OOo on my system.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


I'm working on Tiger now

Bye bye Panther. I finally upgraded to Tiger and started my first OOo build (m162) on Tiger using gcc-4.x. I'm curious if everything works without major problems ;)

I also upgraded to XCode 2.2 and stumbled over the problem that I could not install the developer documentation. The lapidary error message "An error occurred during installation. Please try again" is unfortunately rather useless. Neither a look into the system log nor a repair of the file access rights helped. Apple doesn't stick to their own human interface guidelines saying that error messages should also offer help to the user :(

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