Building on MacOSX

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For general information on how to build Apache OpenOffice from source code, see the platform independent page.

See also this slightly older building guide.

Build requirements

Additionally to the general build requirements you need

for building AOO 4.1 and newer

What Where to get / Remarks
Mac OS X version 10.7 (aka Lion) or later provided by Apple
XCode version 4.5 or later Use the App Store application to get and install it.

You can also download it free of charge, but a registration at the Apple Developer Connection site is required for this.

MacOSX SDK SDKs compatible with OSX 10.7 are automatically provided by installing XCode 4.5 or newer

for building AOO 3.4 and 4.0

What Where to get / Remarks
Mac OS X version 10.4 (aka Tiger) or later If you are using 10.5 aka Leopard, have a look at User:Dyrcona/LeopardBuild#flex.
Mac 10.4 SDK
XCode version 2.4.1 or later
  • For Mac OS X 10.7 (aka Lion), XCode 3.2.6 has be installed.
  • If you want to use a newer version than the one that is shipped with your Mac OS X installation media, you need to register at the Apple Developer Connection site (free of charge) to be able to download it.
  • On Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), make sure to install the optional 10.4 SDK with XCode.


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