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Le 15/01/13 14:59, Tom Davies a écrit :
Hi :)
Is it worth learning how to compile from source in order to get one tailored to your system?  

IMHO, yes, it is an interesting, if sometimes rather frustrating,
experience for a non-developer/casual software builder.

On the other hand i gather it ties-up a desktop machine for quite a
while so if you don't have access to several machines then it might be a

Building does indeed take a while, on my 4gig RAM Linux box, about 10 -
12 hours, sometimes more if there are lots of changes in the git repo.

I keep being told that compiling is "really not difficult" but it still scares me.  

Nothing to be scared about. It won't trash your machine (but might make
the GUI unusable if you don't have much RAM). Patience is definitely a
virtue when it comes to building LO. It is just that when the build
fails, there's not always an obvious explanation for why, especially if
it built fine previously for several days, or even months.


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