September 2004 Archives

September 30, 2004 10:29 PM

Testing PO files for 2.0

People from l10n project are working on producing testing PO files for 2.0 translations.

Ivo is working on updating transex3 project in ivo05 child workspace, I extracted GSI files for several languages and David generated testing PO files from them.

So far, it looks quite OK. Of course there are still several issues but mainly cosmetic ones.

PO files are structured in directory structure similar to the original source code structure, but they contain comments (references) that are redundant (because of parent directory names).

Current approach is problematic for long continuous texts like README files, because it doesn't keep the order of text in the original files. Translating such mis-ordered stuff is quite problematic because you do not see context. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 30, 2004 10:20 PM

Recent news from OpenOffice.org

Milestone SRX645_m48 was announced (with dr24, unopp4bugs01 and schoasis integrated), OpenOffice.org Newsletter 09/2004 published, Engineering Steering Committee announced and last (but not least) reals appeared back on IRC. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 30, 2004 2:59 PM

GSI files for 2.0 (SRC680_m55)

I updated my build system so it can extract GSI/SDF files also for 680/1.9.x/2.0 branch. First testing files are available here.

Please have a look at them and report your findings to dev@l10n. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 28, 2004 10:01 AM

Photos from OOoCon2004 in Berlin

Dan Ohnesorg prepared photo-report from our trip to Berlin to visit OOoCon2004. Comments are in Czech, but photos and multi-language ;-)

Photos include pictures of Berlin (from car), Erwin Schr÷dinger-Zentrum, 1st day, 2nd day, 3rd day. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 27, 2004 9:48 AM

64bit: current status

64bit porting is now in svtools project:

Making: ../../unxlngx4.pro/slo/parhtml.obj
/home/pavel/BuildDir/ccache /usr/bin/g++ -fmessage-length=0 -c -I. -I. -I../inc -I../../inc -I../../unx/inc -I../../unxlngx4.pro/inc -I. -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solver/680/unxlngx4.pro/inc/stl -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solver/680/unxlngx4.pro/inc/external -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solver/680/unxlngx4.pro/inc -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solenv/unxlngx4/inc -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solenv/inc -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/res -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solver/680/unxlngx4.pro/inc/stl -I/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/solenv/inc/Xp31 -I/opt/java/include -I/opt/java/include/linux -I/opt/java/include/native_threads/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -I. -I../../res -I. -O0 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fno-for-scope -fpermissive -fno-use-cxa-atexit -include preinclude.h -fno-exceptions -fPIC -DLINUX -DUNX -DVCL -DGCC -DC300 -DX86_64 -DGXX_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/include/g++ -DCVER=C300 -D_USE_NAMESPACE -DGLIBC=2 -DX86_64 -D_PTHREADS -D_REENTRANT -DNEW_SOLAR -D_USE_NAMESPACE=1 -DSTLPORT_VERSION=400 -D__DMAKE -DUNIX -DCPPU_ENV=gcc3 -DSUPD=680 -DPRODUCT -DNDEBUG -DPRODUCT_FULL -DOSL_DEBUG_LEVEL=0 -DOPTIMIZE -DEXCEPTIONS_OFF -DCUI -DSOLAR_JAVA -DSRC680 -DUPD=\"680\" -DMINOR=\"m45\" -DBUILD_ID=\"8790\" -DSHAREDLIB -D_DLL_ -DMULTITHREAD -w -o ../../unxlngx4.pro/slo/parhtml.o /home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/svtools/source/svhtml/parhtml.cxx
/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/svtools/source/svhtml/parhtml.cxx:195: error: prototype for `ULONG HTMLOption::GetNumber() const' does not match any in class `HTMLOption'
../../inc/parhtml.hxx:162: error: candidate is: sal_uInt32 HTMLOption::GetNumber() const
/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/svtools/source/svhtml/parhtml.cxx:195: error: `ULONG HTMLOption::GetNumber() const' and `sal_uInt32 HTMLOption::GetNumber() const' cannot be overloaded
/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/svtools/source/svhtml/parhtml.cxx: In member function `void HTMLOption::GetNumbers(SvULongs&, unsigned char) const':
/home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/svtools/source/svhtml/parhtml.cxx:264: error: call of overloaded `Insert(unsigned int, USHORT)' is ambiguous
../../inc/svstdarr.hxx:98: error: candidates are: void SvULongs::Insert(const SvULongs*, short unsigned int, short unsigned int, short unsigned int)
../../inc/svstdarr.hxx:98: error: void SvULongs::Insert(const ULONG&, short unsigned int)
dmake: Error code 1, while making '../../unxlngx4.pro/slo/parhtml.obj'
---* TG_SLO.MK *---

ERROR: Error 65280 occurred while making /home/pavel/BuildDir/ooo_cws_src680_ooo64bit02_src/svtools/source/svhtml
dmake: Error code 1, while making 'build_all'
---* TG_SLO.MK *---

I wonder who invented the name SvULongs. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 27, 2004 12:49 AM

Just migrated my IM client

I have just finished migration from licq and xchat to Gaim 1.0.0. Should you have any problems with contacting me, please use other communication means you know ;-)

I wonder why I also had to hit issue 1030896 (Gaim crashes when opening preferences dialog). -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 25, 2004 8:32 PM

Eike, I've read it!

I agree with Eike ;-). (On the other hand, having Ilsa John as a host have had several advantages, one of them being unbelievably delicious dinners in the evenings ;-)

And yes, OOoCon2004 was a huge success! -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 20, 2004 10:13 PM

Preparing for Berlin

I hope to meet you in Berlin. It is unbelievable hard to prepare everything before I leave.

I've finished with reading the schedule. There are times when I need to have two brothers to visit everything I want to.

I'll be in Prague tomorrow and am leaving for Berlin tomorrow afternoon. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 19, 2004 11:47 PM

TIP: Mozilla plugin

Mozilla plugin Another interesting news about 2.0 (1.9.54 currently) is Mozilla/Netscape plugin. As this will be highly valuated feature, please test it carefully and report issue to IssueZilla. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 17, 2004 11:54 PM

TIP: child workspaces in EIS

Many people wonder what does it mean when you say: "It is fixed in pj02." or similar magic. OpenOffice.org projects uses so called child workspaces for implementing fixes or new features to the source code. Child workspace isolates the changes needed to fix issues.

EIS (Environment Information System) helps you (and also developers) to navigate through the world of child workspaces.

On the main page, click on "Child workspaces" and "Search". In this form, just enter the name of the child workspace you are looking for and press "Find" or press the key Enter on your keyboard. You'll see detailed informations about the child workspace, issues fixed in this child workspace, modules in this workspace etc. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 17, 2004 9:35 PM

l10n@2.0: localizing extras/source/palettes

Extras module of OpenOffice.org contains several different directories that are relevant for localizers. In this entry, I'm going to describe how files in the directory palettes works, where they are used etc. in upcoming OpenOffice.org 2.0.

The directory extras/source/palettes contains files with different extensions:
  • sob - Bitmaps
  • soc - Colors (palettes)
  • sod - Line styles
  • soe - Arrow styles
  • sog - Gradients
  • soh - Hatching
Where to find them all in GUI? As you probably know, I'm very bad user of OpenOffice.org so I had to ask Tom Verbeek, extras maintainer, for help. He provided very good description.

Simple drawing Start OpenOffice.org Draw and create new drawing. Now draw a line (e.g. with arrow on one side) and a rectangle like on the following image. The line is solid, with simple arrow. The rectangle is filed with "Blue 7" color (the default).

Now imagine you want to change properties/look of the rectangle. Press right button on it, and click on Area first and select Colors tab. You'll see the following dialog (click on the image to see large version).

Colors tab


You can see the "Load Color List" icon there. By using this icon, you can load Colors defined in files with extension soc.

There are Gradients, Hatching and Bitmaps tabs on this dialog where you can load gradient styles (with the extension .sog), hatching styles (with the extension .soh) or bitmaps (with the extension .sob).

Press Escape several times to get back to the drawing and press right button on the line and select Line. You'll see another dialog with several tabs:

Line Styles tab


In the tab Line Styles you can select the style of the line and also open Line styles stored in a file with extension sod. In the tab Arrow Styles you can select the style of arrows and also open Arrow styles stored in a file with extension soe.

Now you know how to use these files, but what about their internal structure and location in OpenOffice.org source code and installed product?

The source code directory extras/source/palettes has the following structure: it contains files standard.so? where ? stands for letters b, c, d, e, g or h and also other files (like web.soc or html.soc) and directory lang. Common files are not to be translated. So only lang directory is interesting for localizers. It contains directories named according to ISO codes (see the table of supported languages) with additional files. If you plan to create localized version, you have to translate (or at least copy) the directory en-US. E.g. I had to copy and translate files in en-US directory to the directory cs (see child workspace pj05 and issue #i34312#).

When you install e.g. English version of the latest milestone (SRC680_m54 right now), all of these files are in your .../user/config directory.

And now some words about the structure of every file type.
  • sob file contains bitmaps. The file is ZIPed with classic ZIP/JAR and contains office:bitmap-table XML element and several images.
  • soc file contains colors in office:color-table XML element with their definitions inside draw:color elements. It is in UTF-8 and you have to translate the names of colors in draw:name.
  • sod file contains line styles in office:dash-table XML element with their definitions inside draw:stroke-dash elements. It is in UTF-8 and you have to translate the names of line styles.
  • soe file contains arrow styles in office:marker-table XML element with their definitions inside draw:marker elements. It is in UTF-8 and you have to translate the names of arrow styles.
  • sog file contains gradient styles in office:gradient-table XML element with their definitions inside draw:gradient elements. It is in UTF-8 and you have to translate the names of gradient styles.
  • soh file contains hatching styles in office:hatch-table XML element with their definitions inside draw:hatch elements. It is in UTF-8 and you have to translate the names of hatching styles.
You can also rename files copied from en-US directory to help users understand the contents of files (e.g. hatching.soh is very strange for Czech people, but srafovani.soh is quite ok).

And this is all. Hopefully this will help you to localize even small details like this one. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 17, 2004 8:10 PM

SRC680_m54 is ready

SRC680_m54 has been built by Hamburg RE. Child Workspaces integrated include tablebutton, dr20, vcl25, swundo03, oasissysint, pj01, svg02, i18n14, encodingfix, sardinian, dr12, insight02, desktintgr02, opendocbehavior, toolbars2, qwizards2, improveforms, getfilesize1, ooo20040704, gtkfpicker1, iha02, enhselect, dba15, kurdish, ab10fixes, vq01, vcl26, ooo20040815, customizer, swqbugfixes06, impress11, pdf01, filteredcells, lookup.

I have already finished building it and uploaded my builds (English and Czech) at ftp.linux.cz

There are several issues we identified:
  • The most important issue is that on GNU/Linux, you have to remove -fno-rtti from solenv/inc/unxlngi4.mk to get OpenOffice.org running at all.
  • #i32963# - the RPM packages contain %post scripts that do something useful only when the package is installed to /opt/openoffice/1.9.54. There is a workaround for this in the issue.
  • Modules vcl and crashrep use module gtk which for StarOffice only, thus string gtk has to be prefixed by SO: in prj/build.lst. vcl is fixed in ause011, crashrep is fixed in pj04.
  • #i32398# - repeated builds in libxml2 result in a build failure. This is fixed in child workspace pj02.
  • #i33481# - this issue is multi-project. Several files are affected: autodoc/source/ary/inc/nametreenode.hxx, autodoc/source/ary/store/t_storg.hxx, stoc/source/security/lru_cache.h, ucb/source/inc/regexpmap.tpt. The typename was brought in by gcc34 changes but these changes broke .NET2002 compiler on Windows. We probably need to invent a mechanism to overcome this bug, because we want both .NET2002 and .NET2003 to be supported compilers.
  • #i33509# - nsplugin uses gtk/gtk.h include file, but doesn't add proper include paths in CFLAGS.
  • #i33458# - repeated builds in scripting/java fails on Windows. Temporary fix is in the issue - simply remove clean target from dependencies. Scripting project has several other minor/non-build issues (#i33504#).
  • #i33528# - sc/source/core/data/compressedarray.cxx compilation failure.




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Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 17, 2004 11:06 AM

TIP: Looking for OpenOffice.org people

You are looking for OpenOffice.org people? You can find a list of them at Ximian@Novell site. Many of them hang on IRC channel #openoffice.org on Freenode.net. Join us there. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 17, 2004 10:28 AM

Updated ccache in my build system

I updated ccache in my build system to version 2.4. ccache is "compiler cache" and saves me about three fourths of time needed to produce binary installation sets of OpenOffice.org. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 16, 2004 8:09 PM

Czech post will stay state-owned company

According to yesterday's MF Dnes newspaper, Vladimß° Mlynß° (Czech Ministry of Informatics) want Czech post to stay in the form of state-owned company in the future. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: Work

September 15, 2004 11:48 PM

build-14 aka 1.1.3 RC1

Build-14 is being mirrored to ftp.linux.cz (Windows builds are complete now, GNU/Linux and Solaris builds are work in progress). This build uses the same source code as OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 RC1 will use. This means it is based on milestone SRX645_m47 with child workspaces jloo113 and defsymcvt integrated.

Please test it and report results. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 14, 2004 9:55 AM

Another bash-based blog engine

Bash Blogger (appeared on Freshmeat last week) is another shell only blog engine (my diary/blog is running on Nanoblogger). -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: Internet technologies

September 13, 2004 8:28 PM

GSI/SDF files and README files from SRX645_m47

SRX645_m47 contains fixes for the issue #i33983# I reported, thus I extracted GSI/SDF files and README files again for you. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 13, 2004 8:23 PM

News after long weekend

I again decided to take a long weekend away from home and have spent it in Brno with my parents. The only drawback of visiting Brno is that I do not have fast connectivity there (I still use GPRS and am waiting for either ET to offer different CDMA modem or Tmobile to offer EDGE for better price than ET's CDMA ;-).

So when I came back, I was delighted. So many interesting news in OpenOffice.org world. Let's summarize them.

Two milestones are ready now - SRC680_m53 (child workspaces integrated: cfglogging, help2, referr, fontlists03, xmlsec05) and SRX645_m47 (ooo113l10nfix was integrated).

Joerg Budischewski plans to update Python in OpenOffice.org to 2.2.2 to 2.3.4.

Louis is asking for ideas about his presentation "State of the project year 4".

According to Jacqueline McNally, Sander Vesik is moving to Estonia. (Jacqueline: yes, it is also important that he will be marketing contact there ;-). -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 08, 2004 8:13 PM

GSI/SDF files and README files from SRX645_m46

I have extracted GSI files and README files from SRX645_m46. This milestone will be the base for OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 release.

Please check your files and report results to IZ. It seems that there were problems during the merge, because many strings have bad encoding. I reported this as issue #i33983#. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 02, 2004 9:39 PM

SRX645_m46 ready

This milestone will be the base for 1.1.3 release. The following child workspaces were integrated: vclppbugs3, vclppbugs4, vclppbugs5, ooo113localedata, ooo113fix2 and ooo113l10n. I'm away from home now and will be back on Sunday evening, so I can't test it. Please test it and report results so we can have 1.1.4 sooner and better.

Right now, he still have several issues to be solved/re-target before 1.1.3 is released. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org

September 01, 2004 5:27 PM

20040815 nominated

Community child workspace ooo20040815 has been nominated so our build fixes will be soon integrated into HEAD. -----

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: OpenOffice.org