Unusual request: get bison 1.35 back as prev version

Volker Quetschke quetschke@scytek.de
Mon Jan 27 23:24:00 GMT 2003

>>>Can I suggest that a much less intrusive solution would be to provide
>>>patches to the affected .y files to get them to work with the latest
>>>version of bison?  Then people just have to apply a patch and move
>>>on, rather than having to download an executable and figure out what
>>>to do with it.
>>Hmm, yes, this just means a: do a cvs checkout for OOO_STABLE_1.
>>Unfortunately you cannot request such things from "newbies".
> I'm suggesting a patch file downloadable from your site which they
It's not my side, I'm just a volunteer.

> would apply with 'patch< file' and then just use the released version
> of bison to build things. That is, IMO, much simpler than what you're
> proposing.  There is no cvs or new version of bison involved.

Sigh, <http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/1.0.2/source.html> and

I don't have any authority in that project, the build of the OOo 1.0.2
sources is tested with bison 1.35 and current cygwin 1.3.x tools.
(It's called stable release)

I will not merge the changes from the current developer version of a
500 MB source monster to the stable (1.0.2) release, there are some
people more involved.

>>>So, no, I'm not going to put the old version of bison back.  I'm sorry.
>>Hmm, OK, but you could do me a favor and put the 1.35 release (only the
>>source package, I still have the binary package) where I can get it, or
>>just mail it to me. This would spare me at least the rebuild of the
>>source package, and I can put it on an OOo server (including the sources
>>with patches). Just for the time it is still needed.
> There are no patches.  Just download from ftp.gnu.org.

Ok, that should please the GPL, even if it is not the cygwin source
package that "build" the binary package.

See ya


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