Getting the source
The source code can be fetched in several ways, as described below.
Source Tarballs (for package maintainers)
The latest release version of the source code can be downloaded as tarballs from Download, see Source on the right.
The source is pretty big and has therefore been split into several files.
|OOo_3.x.x_src_core.tar.bz2||The necessary part for each build, the other tarballs depend on this one.|
|OOo_3.x.x_src_system.tar.bz2||Libraries that usually exist on a standard Linux system. For a Windows build this package is usually required.|
|OOo_3.x.x_src_binfilter.tar.bz2||The filters for old binary StarOffice formats|
|OOo_3.x.x_src_l10n.tar.bz2||Translations of the software for many languages|
|OOo_3.x.x_src_extensions.tar.bz2||Extensions source package|
|OOo_3.x.x_src_testautomation.tar.bz2||Automated test suite (optional)|
For a full build you need them all. For development, the core package is usually all you need.
Unpack the tarballs one at a time to a directory. They will create a new directory with the name of the milestone, such as OOO310_m11. This folder will from now on be the
$SRC_ROOT, when you run
./configure it will create a shell-script that will set the environment variable to this path.
SCM-Access for the current development line (named DEV300) using Mercurial as SCM
Mercurial (hg) replaces Subversion end of October 2009. The mercurial master repository is already in place. You can clone the repository with
hg clone http://hg.services.openoffice.org/DEV300 <working_dir>
The OOo Mercurial repository is huge. Cloning the OOo repository as shown above my take some hours depending on the quality of your internet connection. We provide a nightly snapshot as Mercurial bundle which is currently about 1.3 GB in size. Utilizing this bundle is the fastest way to get an initial clone of the repository.
Download the bundle here: http://hg.services.openoffice.org/bundle/DEV300.hg
mkdir <working_dir> cd <working_dir> hg init hg unbundle <path_to_bundle>/DEV300.hg hg pull http://hg.services.openoffice.org/DEV300 hg update
Both methods will get you a repository and a working tree with the latest changes.
List all available milestones (a stable development version released by RelEng):
Checking out a milestone
hg update -rDEV300_mXX
SCM-Access for the 3.2 release code line (named OOO320) using Subversion as SCM
Checking out a milestone (a stable development version released by RelEng)
Replace XX with the highest currently available milestone.
The files will be placed in the current directory.
for a list of available milestones. Template:Documentation/Note
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