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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: libreoffice 4.0.2 Reply with quote

Does anyone know what keeps libreoffice 4.0.2 from becoming stable on gentoo? I'd much like to keep it in sync with our installation on windows boxes.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea how it works on your machine, but on mine I can no longer open xlsx (and some docx) files with libreoffice-4.x.
It uses liborcus-0.3 to open them, but 0.3 is rather old. Installing liborcus-9999 doesn't help either, because libreoffice compilation then fails.
As our CEO loves his MS-Office XLSX files, and plainly refuses to save as XLS, I had to downgrade again.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know there is (was?) a problem with libreoffice and ffmpeg, libreoffice (indirectly, via gstreamer) requires libav rather than ffmpeg.

A quick check shows libreoffice has 4 dependencies that are still unstable: 2 of them are related to Boost, 1 liborcus and, 1 libmspub. Stabilizing Boost is not something to be taken lightly, you can track the progress in bug 425448, and other libreoffice dependencies in bug 458198.

Libreoffice is a very taxing (perhaps pathologically so) program to build - even compared to things like glibc, gcc, Firefox and all of the QT libraries , so hopefuly they'll be a -bin too.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your insight. So I will have to practice patience.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Try FreeOffice Reply with quote

Had several issues with LibreOffice, too, and now use SoftMaker FreeOffice since a few weeks - I like it a lot! Compatibility to Microsoft Office formats is much better than with LibreOffice, it takes just 57MB disk space, it's pretty fast, it's free, definitely worth a try:

freeoffice.com
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Try FreeOffice Reply with quote

Mangoon wrote:
Had several issues with LibreOffice, too, and now use SoftMaker FreeOffice since a few weeks - I like it a lot! Compatibility to Microsoft Office formats is much better than with LibreOffice, it takes just 57MB disk space, it's pretty fast, it's free, definitely worth a try:

freeoffice.com


good news !

weren't in the past only older versions available for free ?

gotta try it out (I still have a 2008 version around when having to open up powerpoint, etc. files instantly & for compatibility purposes)
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