LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-28-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
TL_CLD
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 342

Rep: Reputation: 34
OO.o or Go-oo?


I might be a bit slow on the uptake, but I've just discovered that there's a "new" fork of OO.o out in the wild, Go-oo.

Before downloading and installing the latest OO.o (3.0.1), I'd like to hear if anybody here have any experiences with the new OO player?

Is it worth it, or should I just stick with OO.o?


/Thomas
 
Old 01-28-2009, 01:57 AM   #2
dugan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 4,712

Rep: Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455
I've used OxygenOffice Professional, which is the only Go-OO package that can be installed easily under Slackware.

At the time, it could open DocX files while OpenOffice.org could not. There were no other differences that mattered to me though.

Last edited by dugan; 01-28-2009 at 02:06 AM.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
SqdnGuns
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Fountain Valley, CA / Thailand
Distribution: Slackware64® 14.0
Posts: 981

Rep: Reputation: 88
I believe Go-oo need mono?? I recall reading that somewhere, could be wrong.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 04:08 AM   #4
salasi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Directly above centre of the earth, UK
Distribution: SuSE, plus some hopping
Posts: 3,903

Rep: Reputation: 775Reputation: 775Reputation: 775Reputation: 775Reputation: 775Reputation: 775Reputation: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by TL_CLD View Post
I might be a bit slow on the uptake, but I've just discovered that there's a "new" fork of OO.o out in the wild, Go-oo.
Not really that new...

Quote:
Before downloading and installing the latest OO.o (3.0.1), I'd like to hear if anybody here have any experiences with the new OO player?
Well, if you mean by "new OO player", Go-oo, anyone who uses SuSE for example (that'll be me then). Seems to work. Can't really compare the two as I haven't done any benchmarking, but SuSE's OO looks better than kubuntu's OO, but then that's often the case with kde comparisons under SuSE and Kubuntu (so I don't know whether that's strictly due to the Go-OO part of the comparison).
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:18 PM   #5
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
I use GO-OO, and it's significantly faster than regular openoffice, you can also open the evil OpenXML format, and it has 3D rendering speedups. It also crashes somewhat less.

I have it installed on slamd64, not really Slackware, but I also have a slackware machine with it, and it works fine on there. I installed it locally, so I wouldn't know how to integrate it properly.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #6
dugan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 4,712

Rep: Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455Reputation: 1455
H_TexMex_H, you please post a HowTo for downloading and installing Go-OOO? The exact steps (even which files to download) are not obvious.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 02:55 AM   #7
tramni1980
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Distribution: Slackware64-13.37
Posts: 737

Rep: Reputation: 37
I tried installing go-oo, but it requires pam
 
Old 01-29-2009, 12:03 PM   #8
janhe
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Belgium
Distribution: slackware64 13.1, slackware 13.1
Posts: 369

Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by tramni1980 View Post
I tried installing go-oo, but it requires pam
Did you try installing it from source or downloading a precompiled version? I'm trying to build from source.

I just downloaded ooo-build-3.0.0.3.6.tar.gz and could get it to configure by adding "--disable-pam".

I did not try the next step as I'm still exploring other configure options.

If someone can recommend some options for slackware, I'd love to see them here!

Last edited by janhe; 01-29-2009 at 12:14 PM. Reason: clarify I'm building from source
 
Old 01-29-2009, 12:24 PM   #9
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
H_TexMex_H, you please post a HowTo for downloading and installing Go-OOO? The exact steps (even which files to download) are not obvious.
Alright, here we go, also it does NOT require PAM.

1) Make a new directory where you want to download the packages.

2) Go into there and make a new file called 'packages.txt', and paste this into there:

Code:
ooobasis3.0-base-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-binfilter-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-calc-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core01-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core02-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core03-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core04-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core05-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core06-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-core07-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-draw-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-base-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-binfilter-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-calc-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-draw-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-help-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-impress-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-math-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-res-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-en-US-writer-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-gnome-integration-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-graphicfilter-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-images-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-impress-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-javafilter-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-kde-integration-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-math-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-ooofonts-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-ooolinguistic-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-pyuno-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-testtool-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-writer-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
ooobasis3.0-xsltfilter-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org-ure-1.4.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-base-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-calc-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-draw-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-en-US-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-impress-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-math-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
openoffice.org3-writer-3.0.0-9358.i586.rpm
3) Open a terminal here and run:

Code:
wget -i packages.txt -B http://go-oo.mirrorbrain.org/stable/linux-i586/3.0/
4) When that finishes run:

Code:
for i in *.rpm
do
	rpm2cpio $i | cpio -id --quiet
done
5)
Global install:

This will result in an 'opt' directory. You can now make a new directory, move 'opt' into there, then run 'makepkg go-oo-2.0.tgz' (or similar) inside that new directory to make an installable package. 'installpkg' the package.

Or you may be able to put the rpms in a tgz and use a Slackbuild as they have the same titles as openoffice ones. These rpms would have to be in an RPMS subdirectory.

Local install:

Copy the 'opt' directory somewhere stable and symlink 'soffice' into your PATH.

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 01-29-2009 at 01:56 PM. Reason: removed unneccesary ./
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 01-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #10
Eternal_Newbie
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: The Pudding Isles
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 573

Rep: Reputation: 59
Thanks for the howto, I'm going to have a bash at modifying the OO.org Slackbuild for this. Just a quick question first - won't a non-KDE user also need the freedesktop package?
Code:
./openoffice.org3.0-freedesktop-menus-3.0-9358.noarch.rpm
 
Old 01-29-2009, 01:54 PM   #11
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eternal_Newbie View Post
Thanks for the howto, I'm going to have a bash at modifying the OO.org Slackbuild for this. Just a quick question first - won't a non-KDE user also need the freedesktop package?
Code:
./openoffice.org3.0-freedesktop-menus-3.0-9358.noarch.rpm
I'm not sure, but either way, you can choose as many of those packages as you need, that's just the packages that come standard with openoffice.

Also, note that you will need an extension in order to spellcheck english text. Use the extension manager to install it.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 07:08 AM   #12
cwizardone
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Slackware64-current & "True Multilib." PC-BSD.
Posts: 2,237

Rep: Reputation: 176Reputation: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
....
3) Open a terminal here and run:

Code:
wget -i packages.txt -B http://go-oo.mirrorbrain.org/stable/linux-i586/3.0/
4) When that finishes run:

Code:
for i in *.rpm
do
	rpm2cpio $i | cpio -id --quiet
done
5)
Global install:

This will result in an 'opt' directory. You can now make a new directory, move 'opt' into there, then run 'makepkg go-oo-2.0.tgz' (or similar) inside that new directory to make an installable package. 'installpkg' the package.

Or you may be able to put the rpms in a tgz and use a Slackbuild as they have the same titles as openoffice ones. These rpms would have to be in an RPMS subdirectory.

Local install:

Copy the 'opt' directory somewhere stable and symlink 'soffice' into your PATH.
Good Morning,
Thought I would give it a go with the latest version, 3.1.1, so I made the appropriate changes to the text file and ran "wget ...." and that ran well, no problems
.
Ditto the second step and the "opt" directory was created.

I then made a directory, in this case, go-ootwo and moved the new opt directory to it. However, when I ran 'makepkg go-oo-3.1.1.tgz' it returned the error message, "ERROR: Can't make output package in current directory."

So where do I go next? I'll try and make another folder and direct the make package to it and see what happens.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #13
speccy
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 31
try:

Quote:
makepkg /tmp/go-oo-3.1.1.tgz
 
Old 09-20-2009, 09:08 PM   #14
cwizardone
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Slackware64-current & "True Multilib." PC-BSD.
Posts: 2,237

Rep: Reputation: 176Reputation: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by speccy View Post
try:
Thanks. That did it. I tried variations on that theme, but didn't hit the correct combination. Again, Thanks.

BTW, Go-OO is faster and "smoother" than the "original" OpenOffice.
I did have to manually add it to the KDE menu.
"They" claim it is suppose to bit more "multi-media friendly," so I was hoping it would do a better job of playing the sound files in pps/ppt slideshows, but that was not the case, unfortunately.

Last edited by cwizardone; 09-20-2009 at 09:13 PM. Reason: Typo.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 11:46 PM   #15
cwizardone
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Slackware64-current & "True Multilib." PC-BSD.
Posts: 2,237

Rep: Reputation: 176Reputation: 176
FYI:
Just for chuckles I removed the go-oo package, downloaded the freedesktop menus file mentioned by Eternal Newbie, added it to the list, and rebuilt and installed the new package. This time the menus were automatically created.

Thanks H_TexMex_H, External Newbie, Speccy, and everyone in this thread!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration