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Old 05-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
Xeratul
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Staroffice 7 versus Libreoffice - Memory Usage Comparison


Hello

I was working on a doc file, but the file was corrupted under Libreoffice. Alternative to give more tests? Here came this thread, by curiosity.

I would like to test the Staroffice 7 versus Libreoffice - Memory Usage Comparison.

To run Staroffice 7, it is easy:

Code:
wget http://www.staroffice.org/SO7/so-7-ga-bin-linux-en.bin
chmod +x so-7-ga-bin-linux-en.bin
cd 
cd staroffice7/program/
./soffice.bin
du -hs ~/staroffice7/ gives 275Mb. Very tiny for all what it can offer.

Staroffice 7 takes 134852
LibreOffice 4.3.3.2 takes : 203624 + 26648
Libreoffice takes about the double of memory.

Result, I believe that using Libreoffice is not so much needed if you need memory. There are poor configuration (like my cheap notebook) that can take benefits of using less memory for a simple doc file.

Staroffice 7 is really cool actually already.


But why not to install Calligra, KDE Office,.....? It makes really no senses to use mimimalist softwares today, right?
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:48 AM   #2
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That's the 2003 version of StarOffice! There'll be quite a few features missing, like pdf export.

If you really need a small system, then I think Abiword will be smaller. Ted and Pathetic Writer certainly will be.
http://nllgg.nl/Ted/
http://www.sai.msu.su/sal/G/3/PW.html
 
Old 05-14-2017, 12:17 PM   #3
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That's the 2003 version of StarOffice! There'll be quite a few features missing, like pdf export.

If you really need a small system, then I think Abiword will be smaller. Ted and Pathetic Writer certainly will be.
http://nllgg.nl/Ted/
http://www.sai.msu.su/sal/G/3/PW.html
The difficult thing is that TeD and Pathetic Writer aren't supported on all distros (no longer into repositories), because no one wants to use that. It looks too old. Motif is non longer used today. GTK has changed the face of Linux.

It takes so much time to compile TeD and Pathetic Writer. About 1.5 hours to make everything work.

If I want to compile abiword from source for a learning experience of abiword, it looks complicated, since there are many many deps on Devuan.

Code:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  abiword abiword-common adwaita-icon-theme evolution-data-server-common
  libabiword-3.0 libaspell15 libatk-bridge2.0-0 libatspi2.0-0
  libcamel-1.2-49 libchamplain-0.12-0 libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0
  libclutter-1.0-0 libclutter-gtk-1.0-0 libcogl-pango20 libcogl-path20
  libcogl20 libcolord2 libebackend-1.2-7 libebook-1.2-14
  libebook-contacts-1.2-0 libecal-1.2-16 libedata-book-1.2-20
  libedataserver-1.2-18 libenchant1c2a libgck-1-0 libgcr-3-common
  libgcr-base-3-1 libgoffice-0.10-10 libgoffice-0.10-10-common
  libgsf-1-114 libgsf-1-common libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-bin libgtk-3-common
  libical1a libinput5 libjson-glib-1.0-0 libjson-glib-1.0-common
  libloudmouth1-0 libots0 libphonenumber6 libprotobuf9 librest-0.7-0
  libsecret-1-0 libsecret-common libsoup-gnome2.4-1 libtelepathy-glib0
  libtidy-0.99-0 libwayland-cursor0 libwmf0.2-7 libwv-1.2-4
0 upgraded, 51 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
Need to get 32.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 117 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] I dont know

Last edited by Xeratul; 05-14-2017 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2017, 02:53 PM   #4
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I used to like StarOffice. Actually bought it a long time ago. Kind of surprised it is available.

Not sure what you are getting now on that site. Without any sort of control you could have anything downloaded.
 
  


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