Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#12397 closed enhancement (fixed)

Broken explanation re hsqldb in libreoffice

Reported by: ken@… Owned by: blfs-book
Priority: normal Milestone: 9.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

--without-junit: This switch disables the tests for the deprecated HSQLDB driver which is written in Java. If you wish to build this driver replace this switch with the set of switches described below under '--with-java'.

We don't have a --with-java explanation, I'm not sure which set of switches should be referred to.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Pierre Labastie, 2 years ago

Well, there is a text for --without-java, and the switches referred to are the following ones. Maybe a better text would be:

... with the set of switches described below after --without-java

comment:2 by Pierre Labastie, 2 years ago

Note that I like libreoffice build system: they say that HSQLDB is deprecated, but they default to build it if they find a java VM, unless you pass --without-java...

in reply to:  2 ; comment:3 by Bruce Dubbs, 2 years ago

Replying to pierre.labastie:

Note that I like libreoffice build system: they say that HSQLDB is deprecated, but they default to build it if they find a java VM, unless you pass --without-java...

One problem that I've run into in the past is that the build breaks if --without-java is not passed and java is not installed.

in reply to:  3 ; comment:4 by Pierre Labastie, 2 years ago

Replying to bdubbs:

One problem that I've run into in the past is that the build breaks if --without-java is not passed and java is not installed.

Hmm, this should be tested now that they say that HSQLDB is deprecated... Just a (up to) 2 hour long test.

comment:5 by ken@…, 2 years ago

I think that java is used for some other things. Their wiki mentions the following (as of 6.0):

Non-Linear solver built-in extension in Calc (there is an experimental Swarm solver that doesn't depend on Java)

MediaWiki extension (Wiki Publisher)

Support for scripts and extensions written in Java/Beans

in reply to:  1 comment:6 by ken@…, 2 years ago

Replying to pierre.labastie:

Well, there is a text for --without-java, and the switches referred to are the following ones. Maybe a better text would be:

... with the set of switches described below after --without-java

Thanks. I've taken that, and also tweaked working re gtk options, in r21959.

in reply to:  4 comment:7 by ken@…, 2 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Replying to pierre.labastie:

Replying to bdubbs:

One problem that I've run into in the past is that the build breaks if --without-java is not passed and java is not installed.

Hmm, this should be tested now that they say that HSQLDB is deprecated... Just a (up to) 2 hour long test.

I assume nobody wants to actually try that out, so I'll close the ticket.

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