LibreOffice 3.6.3 in openSUSE 12.2 !

Hi. I am getting ready to install LibreOffice 3.6.3. But I would like to know of you a few recommendations:

  • Install from the official RPMs LibreOffice or from the repository LIBREOFFICE: UNSTABLE?

  • Uninstall current version or simply update it?

Grateful for any information.

:slight_smile:

What is wrong with the LO that comes with 12.2?

There’s nothing wrong with the official version of 12.2.
But I read about the new features, especially concerning the LibreOffice DRAW, and I really prefer to be always with the latest version.

I just upgraded from the repository LIBREOFFICE: UNSTABLE and I’m impressed. LibreOffice was already very fast, but now it is extremely fast.

The DRAW is now more responsible when moving objects with gradient and 3D objects now rotate smoothly. And it is now possible to open CorelDRAW files!!!

I am very happy that the development team of LibreOffice is investing more in the DRAW. Is an excellent vector drawing software, and unlike many people think (at least that I know) the DRAW is much more than just a program for flowcharts.

Unfortunately the LibreOffice not yet completely adapted to the KDE theme. Some elements such as menus and tabs are very strange.But those who see the face does not see the heart!

(sorry my english) :slight_smile:

Hey, great news, elvis. Thanks!

On Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:56:01 GMT
elvisvinicius <elvisvinicius@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> Hi. I am getting ready to install LibreOffice 3.6.3. But I would like
> to know of you a few recommendations:
>
> - Install from the official RPMs LibreOffice or from the repository
> LIBREOFFICE: UNSTABLE?
>

I had trouble with some graphs on Calc vanishing after updating to
3.6.3. The blank backgrounds remained but all data was lost. I’m now
back on 3.5.4. I hope you’ve kept backups before using 3.6.3.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 12.2 (64-bit); KDE 4.9.3; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

Thanks for the warning. LO’s Calc has shown to be vulnerable again.

I always use the latest stable from the official rpms and the version provided by Opensuse. Never had any issues with that setup (don’t run them simultaneously).

So the risk is quite small…

Nikos78 wrote:

>
> I always use the latest stable from the official rpms and the version
> provided by Opensuse. Never had any issues with that setup (don’t run
> them simultaneously).
>
> So the risk is quite small…
>
>
I have both the SUSE version and the LibreOffice download version
installed concurrently. LibreOffice version installs in /opt and SUSE
version into /usr/lib64. I bounce back and between them with no apparent
problems for Writer or Calc. I found a bug/ in the SUSE Writer and I
downloaded the LibreOffice version which was a little later at the time,
to see if was there. It is.

See bug 57657 at:


https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57657

From SUSE Repo:


http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/LibreOffice:/Unstable/openSUSE_12.2/

Version 3.6:build-303 (Build ID: 360m1(Build:303))

From LibreOffice web site:
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http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

Version 3.6.3.2 (Build ID: 58f22d5)



Russ
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openSUSE 12.2(Linux 3.4.11-2.16-desktop x86_64)|
KDE 4.9.3 "release 4"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce
8400GS(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.60)

Hello guys.

Yesterday I had installed the LibreOffice 3.6.3 from UNSTABLE repository.

Today I uninstalled it and did the installation with RPMs that can be downloaded on the website of LibreOffice.

For correct integration to Oxygen KDE theme, it is necessary to rename (or remove) the file “libstdc ++ .so. 6” that is installed with the LibreOffice, then so will be used the version that shipped with openSUSE.


# su -
# cd /opt/libreoffice3.6/ure-link/lib/
# mv libstdc++.so.6 libstdc++.so.6.bkp

The integration with KDE package distributed by the official LibreOffice does not work with KDE4 and kde4 libreoffice-package-3.OpenSUSE XXXX.i586.rpm, integrates the standard KDE open/save at the same time breaking the theme again. Fault of the libvclplug_kde4lo.so file.

Therefore, the side effect is having to use the open/save box in GTK, or their own version of LibreOffice, which can be chosen in the options of the program.

**
COLOR DIALOG**

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-opensuse-color-dialog-th.jpg](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-opensuse-color-dialog.jpg) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-official-color-dialog-th.jpg](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-official-color-dialog.jpg)

  1. OpenSUSE LibreOffice:- Strange interface elements and flat buttons.

  2. Official LibreOffice:- Correct interface elements, including the background gradient effect.

LIBREOFFICE DRAW

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-opensuse-draw-th.jpg](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-opensuse-draw.jpg) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-official-draw-th.jpg](http://dl.dropbox.com/u/51564/opensuse/lo363-official-draw.jpg)

  1. OpenSUSE LibreOffice:- Strange and ugly Menus.
  • Despite the fast 3D rendering, there are glitches around the edges of the element.
  1. Official LibreOffice:- Menus with shadows and gradient background.
  • 3D objects with edges rendered correctly.
  • LibreOffice in General, slightly faster than the version of the UNSTABLE repository.

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that sounds so great, I am using opensuse 12.2 gnome 3.4 ? well it is gnome. I would like to install libreoffice but I would like to install in Albanian and I would like to get the last version just like you right from the LibreOffice official page.
Any advice on that? If I download will it install right away? Or will I need to remove the 3.5 suse version first in yast? Or do i need to do some extra work, sort of like building before i am able to install the rpm version of the libreoffice page.
I am a newby to suse and I love it, but hopefully I want to make it even better,
Ervin

Well, follow the procedures that I performed, remembering that I installed the packages for language pt_BR (Portuguese of Brazil).

Rule 1: BACKUP!
Rule 2: BACKUP!
Rule 3: BACKUP!

I haven’t had any problem, but it never hurts to be prepared. lol!

Assuming you downloaded the LibreOfice in the folder Downloads, open the Terminal and run the following commands:


# cd ~/Downloads/
# tar -zxf LibO_3.6.3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
# tar -zxf LibO_3.6.3_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_pt-BR.tar.gz
# tar -zxf LibO_3.6.3_Linux_x86_langpack-rpm_pt-BR.tar.gz

Access to the root account:


# su
(root password)

Uninstall the current LibreOffice:


# zypper remove -u libreoffice*

Installation:


# zypper install LibO_3.6.3.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS/*.rpm
# zypper install LibO_3.6.3.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.6-suse-menus-3.6.3-2.noarch.rpm
# zypper install LibO_3.6.3.2_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_pt-BR/RPMS/*.rpm
# zypper install LibO_3.6.3.2_Linux_x86_langpack-rpm_pt-BR/RPMS/*.rpm

Fix for proper integration into KDE theme:


# cd /opt/libreoffice3.6/ure-link/lib/ # mv libstdc++.so.6 libstdc++.so.6.bkp

This is it!

:slight_smile:

On Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:56:01 GMT
elvisvinicius <elvisvinicius@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

> - Install from the official RPMs LibreOffice or from the repository
> LIBREOFFICE: UNSTABLE?

3.6.3 is now in the Stable repo.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 12.2 (64-bit); KDE 4.9.3; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306