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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:59 am    Post subject: What's the difference between openoffice & openoffice-bi Reply with quote

What's the difference between this two openoffice?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You spend time compiling openoffice, while openoffice-bin is a binary package (already compiled).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so, in other words, the binary package will take minimal install time, but will most likely be optimized for generalized system, while if you compile open-office, it will take a long time to install, but will be optimized for your particular system which should make it run faster, in theory.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kantom wrote:
so, in other words, the binary package will take minimal install time, but will most likely be optimized for generalized system, while if you compile open-office, it will take a long time to install, but will be optimized for your particular system which should make it run faster, in theory.
Yeah, in theory. But really, the difference does not matter. And the fact is that, under most circumstances, you will only get a performance loss instead of gain.

In the best case you will just lose the time, and about the compilation optimizations, I would not be so sure about that. OO is a very delicate package when it comes to cflags and such stuff, and most of them are already filtered by the make files to prevent most breakages, so, there is no point in rebuilding OO from source unless you have a very specific reason. The make files for OO just make sure that the environment is sane enough to have any chance of success on the compilation and override most optimizations.

Anyway, and overall if you are using OO-2 and Xorg-7, you will suffer at lot if you intend to compile it, since the merge will break for almost anything, even if you just breath next to your pc. Note that in a 8 hour minimun compilation can occur a lot of things.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Openoffice has a nicer splash screen ;) and has a cleaner user interface (actually looks like gtk+).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Openoffice has a nicer splash screen ;) and has a cleaner user interface (actually looks like gtk+).

Really? Try this into your ~/.bashrc
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export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome

Of course, you can change that gnome by a "kde" if you wish.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6thpink wrote:
Q-collective wrote:
Openoffice has a nicer splash screen ;) and has a cleaner user interface (actually looks like gtk+).

Really? Try this into your ~/.bashrc
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export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome

Of course, you can change that gnome by a "kde" if you wish.

Openoffice-bin doesn't have a 'kde' use flag and OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP doesn't seem to work.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6thpink wrote:
Q-collective wrote:
Openoffice has a nicer splash screen ;) and has a cleaner user interface (actually looks like gtk+).

Really? Try this into your ~/.bashrc
Code:

export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome

Of course, you can change that gnome by a "kde" if you wish.

I know that little trick, but it still doesn't look like gtk.
Here is what I mean: binary versus compiled
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fleta wrote:
6thpink wrote:
Q-collective wrote:
Openoffice has a nicer splash screen ;) and has a cleaner user interface (actually looks like gtk+).

Really? Try this into your ~/.bashrc
Code:

export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome

Of course, you can change that gnome by a "kde" if you wish.

Openoffice-bin doesn't have a 'kde' use flag and OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP doesn't seem to work.

Works for me, try writing a more complete script? Like:
Code:
$ cat Documenten/Linux\ txt\'s/scripts/kde-ooo
#!/bin/bash
export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=kde
cd /usr/lib/openoffice/program
./soffice -
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks decent enough for me thoug, and I had no will to spend two weeks trying to compile this thing under xorg-7, it failed three times and I gave up, not that I care so much about the look of a text processor.

Anyway, you are right, it seems that there is a difference. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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