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mlpa 10-13-2010 04:48 PM

LibreOffice
 
Hi everyone, Alien Bob build LibreOffice, here.
I download the package and install it without a problem.
Use a Portuguese dictionary from OpenOffice, and it works fine.

Curious I was looking for s slackbuild of go-oo in slackbuilds. For my surprise have a lot of dependencies. LibreOffice is a merge of go-oo and OpenOffice, so why don't need that dependencies?

hemp4fuel 10-13-2010 07:14 PM

I think a lot of the dependencies were just to compile it.

samac 10-13-2010 07:18 PM

The pre-compiled package works well here, on a 32-bit Slackware 13.1 system. Hopefully it will sneak into Slackware and replace Koffice .... well I can hope, can't I.

samac

Chuck56 10-13-2010 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samac (Post 4126521)
Hopefully it will sneak into Slackware and replace Koffice .... well I can hope, can't I.

+1 for that. KOffice is one of the few package I uninstall from a stock Slackware install.

damgar 10-13-2010 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuck56 (Post 4126525)
+1 for that. KOffice is one of the few package I uninstall from a stock Slackware install.

I think many of us share that sentiment. I recently had a user induced loss of OS while working on the road. Luckily I had an install disk (thanks Bob for the current_mirror script that makes iso's as well) The motel only had .25 mb/s down. I tried for an hour to make koffice work with my invoice spreadsheet, but in the end had to download OOo overnight. Libre office looks interesting, but for the time being GoOO works well here. Now to figure out how to add that to the installation disk.............

enine 10-13-2010 10:12 PM

Koffice has a (small) use though. Its used to render the previews in Dolphin/Konqueror so I'd say leave it in and add whatever today's name is for OO

Anonymo 10-13-2010 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuck56 (Post 4126525)
+1 for that. KOffice is one of the few package I uninstall from a stock Slackware install.

I tried the new beta, and it's much better in respect to .doc compatibility and the interface is getting better.

mlpa 10-14-2010 03:45 AM

Just one question, LibreOffice, GO-OO and OpenOffice will still exist?
For what I know LibreOffice is a merge of GO-OO and OpenOffice.

sahko 10-14-2010 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by mlpa (Post 4126879)
Just one question, LibreOffice, GO-OO and OpenOffice will still exist?
For what I know LibreOffice is a merge of GO-OO and OpenOffice.

Go-oo has been merged with LibreOffice.
OpenOffice.org will still be maintained by Oracle + contributors.

cwizardone 10-14-2010 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by sahko (Post 4127098)
Go-oo has been merged with LibreOffice...

That hasn't been mentioned on the Go-oo web site.

LibreOffice runs very well, but, as with OO and GO-oo, Impress still needs
some work.

Hats off to Alien Bob for undertaking such a huge project.
:hattip:

sahko 10-14-2010 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4127196)
That hasn't been mentioned on the Go-oo web site.

LibreOffice runs very well, but, as with OO and GO-oo, Impress still needs
some work.

Topic for #go-oo: is deprecated; long live #libreoffice :-)
Topic set by mmeeks ~michael@opensuse/member/michael-meeks Tue Sep 28 11:55:32 2010

Hangdog42 10-14-2010 01:22 PM

Thanks AlienBOB! I've been wondering about go-oo and now Libreoffice, and the speed difference over vanilla OO is staggering.

cwizardone 10-14-2010 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahko (Post 4127280)
Topic for #go-oo: is deprecated; long live #libreoffice :-)
Topic set by mmeeks ~michael@opensuse/member/michael-meeks Tue Sep 28 11:55:32 2010

With all due respect, could you translate that into English?
Thanks.

sahko 10-14-2010 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4127495)
With all due respect, could you translate that into English?
Thanks.

Sure.
Its the channel topic for the go-oo IRC channel in the freenode network.
It says that go-oo is deprecated and development switched to LibreOffice now.
Michael Meeks is a Novell employer, previously responsible for go-oo.
Today he is part of the leading team of developers working in LibreOffice.
You can read a very interesting interview of his about LibreOffice at LWN

Lufbery 10-14-2010 03:11 PM

After reading about Eric's travails building LibreOffice, and my own grustrtions with Go-OO several months back (until somebody posted a good SlackBuild for it), I have to wonder why the source code isn't organized in a way that makes it easier to build.

EDIT: Okay, it looks like the LibreOffice team are on it based on the interview posted above (thanks for the link, Sahko):

Mr Meeks says:

Quote:

For developers, we are open for business - we have a realistic view of the code-base and as such we are interested in including people's fixes and improvements quickly. When we can get people working to clean up the code, translate German comments, remove dead code, fix ergonomic nits, write unit tests and so on - we are optimistic that we can produce a far better product, and one that (as developers) we can be proud of.

Linux distributions should find LibreOffice easier to package, as the development team has a vast amount of Linux distribution experience.

All of that of course leads to getting a better, more stable, and featureful office suite into users' hands.
The other thing I wonder about is where things are going with the OO.org user interface update project. There was a lively debate around that project on how to update the user interface to make things better and whether or not to mimic Microsoft Office's new UI.

With all of that as background, and with LibreOffice being a fork, I have to wonder just how much of Open Office's code they're going to use in the future.


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