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    Default Which versions of SUSE contain libreoffice-mono? Source?

    I'm getting a bit tired of the libreoffice star basic.
    So, I thought I'd try mono basic with libreoffice... I hope.

    I've found:
    libreoffice-mono-3.4.4.3-3.7.x86_64.rpm and libreoffice-mono-3.4.4.3-87.1.x86_64.rpm
    with OpenSUSE 11.3

    However, there don't seem to be any newer copies in the repositories (11.4, 12.1, 12.2).

    Has the libreoffice-mono been rolled up into another package? or, did the support stop with OpenSUSE 11.3?

    Is the source available?

    Oh, also thoughts about the package? Hopefully I'll be able to setup a test system with OpenSUSE 11.3 tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    Clifford

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    Default Re: Which versions of SUSE contain libreoffice-mono? Source?

    On 2012-03-10 11:36, CliffordK wrote:
    > Oh, also thoughts about the package? Hopefully I'll be able to setup a
    > test system with OpenSUSE 11.3 tomorrow.


    Don't use 11.3, support has finished.

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    Default Re: Which versions of SUSE contain libreoffice-mono? Source?

    Thanks for the note.

    It appears as if libreoffice-mono is only supported up to version OpenSUSE 11.3, but the reason why is still unclear.

    However, it apparently provides the opposite functionality than I was looking for...

    I was looking for something resembling VBA in MS Office, allowing one to call Visual Basic routines from within Excel, Access, and etc.

    However, what the libreoffice-mono package apparently does is makes it easier to call LibreOffice applications from a stand-alone basic application. It still may have some utility, but is somewhat different than what I had expected.

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    Default Re: Which versions of SUSE contain libreoffice-mono? Source?

    It seems what you are looking for is the macro functionality, it is part
    of libre and open office not an extra package.

    http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/i...WithMacros.pdf

    http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/...ns/BASIC_Guide


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    Default Re: Which versions of SUSE contain libreoffice-mono? Source?

    Yes, but there are many differences between Star Basic and VBA, thus a spreadsheet or database written with one won't necessarily run in the other without significant re-working, and without some of the interface refinements that VBA has such as providing lists of alternative resources, the conversion becomes frustrating quickly.

    I've had generally good luck with reading Excel or Word files in OpenOffice or LibreOffice, and find the interface quite acceptable, except the Star Basic interface.

    I do like the move towards supporting both Basic & Java in the office suites.

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