Archive for October, 2011

Building LibreOffice with Clang

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Last week I attended the first LibreOffice conference in Paris together with the Lanedo LibreOffice hackers. Lionel Dricot gives a nice summary of the buzz at the conference in his latest blog post.

I figured I had to put the new crazy-fast machine Lanedo bought me to use at this conference, so I decided to attempt to build LibreOffice using Clang on Mac OS X. My expectation was that this would be too large a task for a single weekend, but to my surprise I managed to get to a completed build during the very last minutes of the conference. Unfortunately, the resulting executable crashes on start up :) So there’s still some work to be done.

The patches that were needed to complete the build have been submitted and I wrote up a wiki page about the remaining issues. See the mailing list post and the “Building LibreOffice with Clang” wiki page.

In the near future, I hope to fix things so that the resulting executable will actually launch and work correctly. Also, it should be interesting to try to compile LibreOffice using Clang on Linux (faster builds! warnings that a human can actually understand!).

Just like the LibreOffice conference, this tiny project has been good fun :)

Change of e-mail address

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Effective immediately I will be reachable at kris (at) instead of my old alias (or in addition to when mail comes online again). The e-mail address attached to my Bugzilla accounts will be changed in the coming days as well.

I will not be rewriting my e-mail address in commit history, but will start committing with my e-mail address from today on.