### OOo Solver, what's that ???

Last week, I wanted to work on the OOo development on a fresh new PC. Hence, I started building from scratch the whole OpenOffice.org one more time... That took me around 10 hours (if I do not count the time I spend on correcting errors*). That's quite too much for someone that has some time to work on OOo but not entire weeks.
Developpers could wish to start developping on OOo without having that compiling step. This is where the "Solver" comes. The solver is exactly an already compiled OpenOffice.org that allows a developper to start working on the code and avoid the building step**. That could seem like a perfect solution, but it has some drawbacks and limitations :

- a solver is huge (around 2G not zipped)
- each Linux distribution needs its own solver because of incompatibilities between the tools versions (gcc, java...)

## 2 Comments:

Of course, this is not to be confused with the other solver. ;-)

By Kohei Yoshida, at 12:21 AM

You are right :-)

By Pierre-AndrĂ©, at 12:41 PM

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