Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Hanno Meyer-Thurow <h.mth@×××.de>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] openoffice 2 compiles?
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 17:10:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] openoffice 2 compiles? by Sebastian Redl
On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 17:31:14 +0100
Sebastian Redl <sebastian.redl@×××××××××××.at> wrote:

> >If I say something wrong anyone please correct me! Thanks.
> Well, I disagree that the code needs a full rewrite. Why? All it needs > is correcting all places where it attempts to store pointers in 32-bit > variables. Admittedly, in the core of UNO this might happen a LOT (due > to its nature it does a lot of direct memory manipulation), but there's > no real reason why it should be re-written from scratch. > If the UNO runtime violated other portability issues (such as code > execution protection), it wouldn't run at all in 64-bit mode, perhaps > not even when compiled as 32-bit.
I am no programmer and what you say sure is correct but of what i listened from some OOo devs is that some parts (big or small) need rewrite to get stable on amd64. However... Latest information I read: -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] openoffice 2 compiles? Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org