Thursday, 23 July 2015

RHEL 6.7 upgrades LibreOffice from 4.0.4.2 to 4.2.8.2

The freshly announced RHEL 6.7 upgrades LibreOffice from 4.0.4.2 to 4.2.8.2. RHEL 7.2 will upgrade from 4.2.6.3 to 4.3.7.2. Fedora 23 will have 5.0.0 in it.

Friday, 17 July 2015

LibreOffice on wayland

Hacked LibreOffice a bit more today towards wayland support via the gtk3 vclplug. Good news is that it launches, displays and you can interact with it mostly as expected.

Under F22 with a gnome-on-wayland session, GDK_BACKEND=wayland ./soffice.bin gives me...


Which is encouraging as this morning I had no window contents at all. Downside is that I can't resize the window and the menubar is displayed behind the title bar. Maybe a client side decoration issue.

Friday, 10 July 2015

gtk auto-mnemonics support

Thanks to Simon Long over at raspberrypi, we now have auto-mnemonics support in LibreOffice under gtk3 and gtk2. So the underlines appear in dialogs when alt is pressed and disappear when released, while menus activated from the keyboard show underlines while those activated from the mouse don't. Gives a more native flavour to the UI. Only in 5.1 for the moment.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

crash testing, 1 export failure, 0 import failures

I graphed our crashtesting improvement on importing documents a while back, and mentioned that while import failures had improved dramatically that the export figures weren't as shiny. But there's been some great progress there too, especially with the work mstahl has been putting in, so today the crashtesting has reported effectively three consecrative 0 import failures and with the first drop to 1 reported export failure (an assert) so I present the graph of export failure progress


 And an updated import crashtesting graph.



This is on our corpus of 76000+ documents sucked down from various bugzillas and other sources.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Equalize Width/Height

In LibreOffice 5.1 I've added an equalize width/height pair of adjustments to the "shapes" submenu when multiple objects are selected. Equalize Width and Equalize Height which adjusts the width/height of the selected objects to the width/height of the last selected object.

So if you need to adjust the shapes of a bunch of little images and shapes. Adjust one, then select the lot, selecting the reference one last, and use these to update the rest of the sizes.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Impress Slide Design

Selecting multiple slides in normal view and using the slide design dialog will now affect all the selected slides as opposed to the single last selected slide in 5.1 onwards.

Friday, 19 June 2015

gtk3 clipboard support implemented

Our LibreOffice gtk2 vclplug inherits from our generic X11 vclplug and so in lots of places we just continued to use our historic X11 vclplug for various things, one big example being clipboard support.

To do the same with the gtk3 vclplug would work for the case where gtk3 is backed by X11, but not if backed by wayland. So we needed to implement cut and paste with the gtk3 apis.

X clipboard/selection/cut and paste is errr... "tricky", so it was a bit of a death march to drag myself to the keyboard to go about this. But it turns out the gtk clipboard apis are really good and its reasonably easy to get it up and running. So the LibreOffice gtk3 vclplug now has clipboard support.

Last major thing is to get gtk3 gstreamer integration working for video playback and then it's mopping up territory.