There've been complaints on and off that initial cloning of the git
repositories (via anongit) takes ages, and sometimes even fails
repeatedly (the bigger the repo, e.g. translations, the more likely
this is to happen)
Thus, there are weekly-updated tarballs of the repos, available here:
http://dev-www.libreoffice.org/bundle - they are on a server in
Europe, and more importantly, downloads can be resumed.
It would be nice to add a configure switch, that, instead of cloning,
would grab this tarball and unpack it to the right place.
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An EasyHack should have been checked by developers and thus is confirmed regardless of age. Moving back to NEW from NEEDINFO again. Sorry for the hassle.
Deteted "Easyhack" from summary
Does the issue still have value ?
We now have only 3 repos, which seem quite reliable.
You cannot use tarballs for clone since you don't have configure... but you can use them instead of git pull, with awareness of potential changes in the local git working dir.
Actually, since configure was never used to retrieve source files, I don't see the point of this EasyHack.
It is possible to build from source tar-balls; but we no longer up-load these weekly. So - closing wontfix for now.
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