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Re: About openoffice linux/mips porting

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: About openoffice linux/mips porting
From: Fuxin Zhang <fxzhang@ict.ac.cn>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 21:08:17 +0800
Cc: Fuxin Zhang <zhangfx@lemote.com>, debian-mips@lists.debian.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Maciej W. Rozycki 写道:
On Tue, 25 Sep 2007, Fuxin Zhang wrote:

It is available at
http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=81482, any comments are
welcome.
Have an official openoffice for linux/mips might be a good thing.

Hmm, why would anyone need to have asm snippets in a document processing suite? And it looks like the bits are ABI-dependent, so at least three variations (if the changes are endianness-safe) would be required to handle all the ABIs that we support.
Openoffice wants to be able to interact with plugins written in many languages, instead of writting a module for each possible combination it chooses the so called bridge: every language interact with a common middle language.
 It smells like OpenOffice is doing something outrageously wrong here...

  Maciej






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