Talk:Documentation/Building Guide AOO/Step by step

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Installation of CygWin

I notice in the instructions for running that it is assumed cygwin is installed at the root of C:\, as recommended on the CygWin site. These days, with SSD drives at C:\ that might lead to too much consumption of space on that drive. I am facing that problem.

I will use a VM, and the guest image will be on D:\ although it appears as C:\ to the guest OS, of course. If it works well, I will attempt the same on my actual D:\ drive. I am hesitant to take that step at the moment because my Visual Studio and Microsoft Tools are all set up for Windows 10 development on the VM host using the Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. I can't afford conflicts and PATH problems.

That's too much to add or discuss in the instructions. I'm mulling over something to add to have installation be more variable but not too challenging.

 -- 'Orcmid (talk) 17:04, 22 February 2016 (UTC)'

Identification of Built Code

At the very end of the Windows build information, under * Install > 3. Unpack archive without installation > * Start AOO by running:

the illustration is with AOO 4.0.1.

I assume what is meant is whatever the source is for, if building from an SVN tag or a Source release archive.

-- 'Orcmid (talk) 19:54, 13 February 2016 (UTC)'

Clarified. Thanks,

-- 'Orcmid (talk) 16:20, 15 February 2016 (UTC)'
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