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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: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:36:03 +0100
Cc: Fuxin Zhang <zhangfx@lemote.com>, debian-mips@lists.debian.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 02:10:31PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

>  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.
> 
>  It smells like OpenOffice is doing something outrageously wrong here...

Normal madness of a (too!) complex piece of software.

  Ralf

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