Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


Liberated Build System: Mission Accomplished

What's next?

LibreOffice now uses a purely GNU make based gbuild build system, where do we get from here?

Now that we can leave behind the artificial restrictions of the old system, while enjoying the opportunities of the freedoms gained with the new system, we can reap what we sowed: IDE integration, reliable incremental builds, sensible splitting of the build for packaging and building a directly runnable relocatable product without additional copies are a few benefits we already achieved. More will soon join these, making it even more "ridiculously easy" (Karl Fogel) to build and develop LibreOffice.


Bjoern Michaelsen