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01micko


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2012, 07:35    Post_subject:  Apache OpenOffice
Sub_title: XZ for newer Puppies with kernel 2.6.38 and above, GZ for older pups
 

Hi everybody

Open Office is back. Oracle has "donated" it to the ASF (Apache Software foundation). So, we are again spoiled for choice Smile

http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/

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I have made an sfs (us locale only for now, lang packs are available) of the new openoffice-3.4. There are now 2 versions, XZ, for Slacko, Racy, Exprimo, Precise and GZ for Wary, Lupu and maybe other older pups (ymmv)

It is called "stable" by Apache, and with my limited testing it seems fine. Test away folks, it should be good for everyday use. The sfs produces menu entries but I have not integrated any rox mime-types for now.

Download XZ 141MB

Checksum: d66e8a603e621b3af43d8d9d4f58ac5e

Download GZ 163MB

Checksum: af12c8ee0617a20bf6eee4dc55418619

Enjoy!
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cowboy


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 09:06    Post_subject: openoffice
Sub_title: the return
 

O1micko,

Thank you. Care to do an early libreoffice v. openoffice comparison? There has been a lot of chatter along the lines of "Why did Apache bother?" but, like you, I think it's always good to have a choice. Monocultures can be dangerous.

It will be interesting to watch the relationship (or lack of one) between Openoffice and Libreoffice going forward.

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun 2012, 01:12    Post_subject:  

Thanks ! Cool
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bsprakash

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Oct 2012, 04:17    Post_subject: Thanks a ton..
Sub_title: Thanks... Can you tell me how can i create sfs file from tar.gz
 

Hi..
Thanks for the latest office..

I tried to convert tar,gz to Sfs using mksquashfs command.
It converted.. But when i configure that .sfs file at bootup.. no where it is showing..

I tried tgz2pet and converted into .pet
That also not making Menu entry..
Can you tell me how can i make Sfs or Pet file which makes Menu entries.

Thanks in Advance..
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Monsie


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec 2012, 03:38    Post_subject: Apache OpenOffice  

Hi all,

Has anyone had success running OpenOffice in Wary Puppy? I downloaded the gz version, loaded the sfs package, rebooted and tried to start the program but without any luck. The light on the drive starts up, so it looks as if the program is trying to load, but then it stops without presenting any error message or other activity on the screen.

Monsie

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keniv

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec 2012, 16:15    Post_subject:  

Hi All

Downloaded the "lupu" version. It works OK (limited testing) but gives an error when unloading. I cannot remember the details of this but unifons was mentioned and I was told it would be fully unloaded at next bootup. At next bootup I got "next boot will be faster" which I have only seen before with a new save file. When desktop appeared the icons were messed up. Not content with doing this once I tried again with the same result. I am not keen to try it again. I have lo as an sfs and have tried other sfs files and have never had a problem with loading or unloading. I am wondering if anybody else has had the same experience with the lupu version. The md5 check sum was correct. I have checked it twice. I agree it would be nice to have a choice between oo and lo If oo works properly.

Regards,

Ken.
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Monsie


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2012, 06:38    Post_subject: Apache OpenOffice  

Hi all,

Update:

Apache OpenOffice 3.4 will work in Wary Puppy 5.3.... providing that you first install a more recent glibc2 package which is a system requirement. Wary Puppy does not have the most recent glibc2 (also known as libc6) but thanks to a download location provided by Tman, you can find a more recent version that works over here. As always, be sure to back up your important files before applying this system update.

That said, I found that OpenOffice 3.4 was slow to load on my system for at least a couple of reasons:
    I am running pupmode 13 with usb 1.1 spec for my flash drives,
    I am maxed out at 384 mb ram on my old Pentium 3 while OpenOffice 3.4 prefers 512 mb ram or greater...


Still, there is some room for adjustment. I suspect that if I were to unload some of my other sfs packages, it would free up some ram for me. Also, if I were to install Wary onto my hard drive, I would gain some performance over using my flash drive(s).

Monsie

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan 2013, 02:57    Post_subject: Apache OpenOffice  

Hi all,

Here's another update:

The official build of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and 3.4.1 requires glibc 2.11.1 or newer in order to run. There has been some confusion about this because the documentation with the software concerning system requirements was not updated, however the system requirements have been updated at the Apache OpenOffice website.

While I have been able to run Mick's OpenOffice package after upgrading glibc in Wary Puppy as mentioned in my previous post, further testing shows that this is not a recommended approach because any attempts to uninstall the glibc upgrade will break Wary Puppy.

I have tried to re-package the glibc upgrade to make it safe and usable: see this thread here but have not been successful to date. In spite of this, my efforts have paid off, because it prompted me to do more research and in the process, I found another solution. Very Happy

It turns out that a lot of users wanted to run the new version of Apache OpenOffice but couldn't because their distro ran an older version of glibc... and I suspect that if you are a Redhat customer, this carries some weight Wink To make a long story shorter, the OpenOffice developers compiled some unofficial builds that will run on a system with glibc 2.5 as per the previous system requirements for OpenOffice 3x You can download an Unofficial Development Build here at: http://people.apache.org/~arielch/packages/r1372282-glibc-2.5/

That said, for Puppy Linux, you want to download a standalone build AKA a Full Archived Set because this build requires no installation (it just needs to be extracted and placed in a good location such as my-applications directory) so it should be compatible with any breed that meets the older glibc specification. While it is not stated in the system requirements, if I remember correctly, Java runtime 1.6 is required for full functionality.

To run OpenOffice 3.4.1 you need to find the executable:

Code:
/Apache_OpenOffice.../openoffice.org3/program/soffice


For convenience, you should be able to place a shortcut to the soffice script on the desktop. Once this shell script is started however (and this is a new feature for version 3.4.1) a quick launch icon will start up on the tray of your desktop which you can then use to launch and/or switch to any of the OpenOffice applications. Smile

Lastly, in terms of the system requirements, OpenOffice 3.4.1 needs a lot of ram... in my testing, I recommend at least 512 mb and not the 256 mb minimum as stated in the documentation.

I was perhaps a bit long winded, but I had a PM from a teacher who is new to Linux and who is just recently running Wary Puppy on many of the older computers at his school... Cool It turns out that he needs OpenOffice because his staff and students are used to running this particular office suite.

Hope this helps,
Monsie

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myr_the_rebel

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar 2013, 12:22    Post_subject: Apache OpenOffice
Sub_title: Apache OpenOffice language packs
 

Guys, I've made some language packs for Apache OpenOffice.

Chinese (Traditional and Simplified): http://uploading.com/m4b3ff99/Apache_OpenOffice_lpack_zh-TWCN-sfs

English (US and GB locales): http://uploading.com/e8384468/Apache_OpenOffice_lpack_en-sfs

I will add another language pack in another post. Thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 00:52    Post_subject: Apache OpenOffice
Sub_title: Apache OpenOffice additional lang pack
 

I'm adding an additional language pack for Apache OpenOffice. Here are the download links:

Other languages (French, German, etc. ) - http://uploading.com/9759dd7m/Apache_OpenOffice_lpack_others_5-4-sfs

MD5SUM - http://uploading.com/ee42732a/Apache_OpenOffice_lpack_others_5-4-sfs-md5-txt
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boxR


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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 18:25    Post_subject:  

French version here :
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 11:59    Post_subject:  

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The sfs produces menu entries but I have not integrated any rox mime-types for now.


Mime me baby....
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2014, 09:55    Post_subject:  

French version of OpenOffice here :
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