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Old 07-15-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Go-OO


Has anyone been able to download Go-OO for Linux?

It, supposedly, offers better multimedia support and a few other patches that Sun hasn't included, for whatever reasons, in OpenOffice.

I went to their site, but there are no instructions on what to download. http://www.go-oo.org/

For winblows there is a 170+ meg. package, but for Linux there are about 5 files (for whatever language you use), but no large package. I can't tell if they are designed to patch the "original' OpenOffice or what. What is available is, unfortunately, in rpm packages.

I searched but couldn't find a forum or a help group or howtos.
Doesn't look like they are eager for people to use their software. If anything, just the opposite.

Anyone had any experience with Go-OO?
Many Thanks.

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Cwizardone,

There are two things you could try (and I might try). Download the rpm from http://www.go-oo.org/download/ and either:
  1. Modify the SlackBuild file for Open Office from Slackbuilds.org; or
  2. Use src2pkg to repackage the rpm file.

In other words, don't build it from source, just repackage the available binaries.

Let us know how it turns out.

Regards,
 
Old 07-15-2009, 01:45 PM   #3
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Just in case you don't already know. You can extract rpms by converting it to cpio then using cpio to extract it.

Code:
$FILE="/path/to/your.rpm"
mkdir "/path/to/new/directory"
cd "/path/to/new/directory"
rpm2cpio $FILE | cpio -idmv
Then you will want to delete unnecessary files, make an install directory with a slack-desc file, move the man directory to /usr/man. Then run a makepkg while under "/path/to/new/directory". This is basically what the script does already for OpenOffice at SlackBuilds.org
 
Old 07-15-2009, 02:18 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by cwizardone View Post
Has anyone been able to download Go-OO for Linux?

It, supposedly, offers better multimedia support and a few other patches that Sun hasn't included, for whatever reasons, in OpenOffice.
I would be interested in how you get on with this and how much better it is than OOo. Feedback would be good.
 
Old 07-15-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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H_TeXMeX_H posted step-by-step instructions:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...48#post3425448
 
Old 07-15-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
H_TeXMeX_H posted step-by-step instructions:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...48#post3425448
Thanks, Dugan.
Greatly appreciated.
I did a search for Go-OO before starting the thread and came up empty.
Oh, well...
Thanks, again.
 
  


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