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The Workbench 2017-03

  • Posted on: 19 March 2017
  • By: tomww

Received a sparc machine as a long-term loan

Some weeks ago I've got a sparc machine for sparc builds of SFE packages. The ILOM is already tested, but it'll take another while until I can setup the OS and integrate the SFE CBE (Common build Environment). Currently a long awaited side project is the cause for delays: A fully integrated CBE package for the build environment that turned out to be a larger project then I thought. I think I'll postpone that CBE-package and instead do a manual setup of the CBE now.

The Workbench 2017-01

  • Posted on: 13 January 2017
  • By: tomww

Attending FOSDEM in Bruxxels on Feb 4th & 5th

If anyone of you is at FOSDEM too, I would appreciate having a chat. In case you have really good story around Solaris / OpenIndiana OmniOS, I can offer we do a short audio recording. No large preparation needed from your side. I'll bring a nice audio recorder and two headsets, extendable to 4 people.
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The Workbench 2016-12

  • Posted on: 11 December 2016
  • By: tomww

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* New C-Compilers default to -m64, testing new include/*inc to force -m32 if needed

* Recompiling packages in batches for Solaris 12, please expect occational breakage

* LibreOffice5 prework almost finished

* pkgbuild collecting issues / bugs

* Translastion of important blog pages wanted (*you*!)

* Feedback is essential :)

The Workbench 2017-02

  • Posted on: 17 February 2017
  • By: tomww

Fosdem is over - met the developers and users

The first user contributed blog article on installing LibreOffice is here! Yipee!

LibreOffice 5.2 for Hipster - new packages

SSHFS is very cool - new packages

MPlayer 1.3.0 needs downgrade to 1.2.1 to work with ffmpeg 2.8.10

Upgraded IPMI for the build KVM server - what a mess

Preparation work for enabling https for the blog - what a mess

Cleaning up old changes from my workspace

Current issues with packages

What is next

Whats in the near future

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The Workbench 2016-11

  • Posted on: 13 November 2016
  • By: tomww

News From The Workbench 2016-11

LibreOffice4 and LibreOffice5 (new)

Our maintainer Pjama sent in new spec files for LibreOffice 5.1 and 5.2. This is absolutely wonderful!
Today I started to do a test-build on OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.10-like system to see first, if the LibreOffice4 in version 4.4.7.2 can be built in a reproducible way. Finetuning will happen during the next days.

The Workbench 2016-10

  • Posted on: 5 October 2016
  • By: tomww

working on GCC 4.8.5 / 4.9 / 5.4 with new install location /usr/gcc-sfe and compatibility symlinks /usr/gcc/
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temporary repository localhosts12nogccdeps discontinued (replaced by -> localhosts12 with new /usr/gcc-sfe)
LibreOffice5 is waiting for being fine tuned for the OSDistros with X11 present

The Workbench 2016-07

  • Posted on: 6 August 2016
  • By: tomww

What is currently on my workbench?  (There is a new workbench article 2016-08 available)

(Edit:) In the meanwhile I'll try to get LibreOffice 4 to S12 - the procfs.h compile issue is now solved and I'm fixing small issues as they appear while building on S12. Package compiles, will be uploaded in early version without dictionaries and language files. Once it appears on publisher "localhosts12" you may do first tests.
(Edit2:) LibreOffice 4 works on S12 - thanks to some few lines of code changes from a collegue!