Getting the source

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Source code

The source code can be downloaded as tarballs eg. here. It is huge, so it was split to several files:

  • OOo_2.1.0_src_core.tar.bz2 - the necessary part for each build, the other tarballs depend on this one.
  • OOo_2.1.0_src_binfilter.tar.bz2 - the filters for old StarOffice formats.
  • OOo_2.1.0_src_l10n.tar.bz2 - translations to other languages than English and German.
  • OOo_2.1.0_src_sdk.tar.bz2 - OOo SDK (Software Development Kit).
  • OOo_2.1.0_src_system.tar.bz2 - libraries that usually are on a standard (Linux) system and it's not necessary to build own version.

For a full build you need them all. For development, src_core is usually all you need.

Download them to one directory and unpack them. Information how to checkout from CVS follows.

Vanilla up-stream

You might be interested particulary in the Get the source code section in the build guide (for Linux, but it is quite similar for all the platforms).

export ''
cvs login
(CVS password: anoncvs)
cvs co -r <milestone> OpenOffice2

The tool to browse project source code online has some additional hints.

If you want just to test development releases, you can download already compiled builds from [1]. List of available Mac builds is in Mac OS X Development Builds.


There are loads of versions of OO.o, and several choices of branch, with multiple outstanding patch sets. I recommend you build from up-stream CVS HEAD milestones (SRC680 milestones), with patch sets to make them easier to build from [2]

The very latest ooo-build (a small ~1.5Mb build wrapper) can be got from SVN thus:

svn co ooo-build

Note: You are going to need to download an additional ~150Mb of compressed source, and have ~3Gb of space to unpack and build it in.

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