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Master Document Templates

Writer has long had Master Documents. A master document lets you manage large documents, such as a book with many chapters. One odt per chapter, bundled into a single document via a master odm

LibreOffice 4.4 introduces Master Document Templates. What that means is that these Master Document Templates can be added to the Template Manager and from there you can create a new Master Document (odm) based on a Master Document Template (otm). The new odm of course having the same initial content as the Template it is based upon.

Thanks to Máirín Duffy (of Red Hat, Inc.) for prompting this feature. Any failures in execution are mine however.

Syndicated 2014-09-16 13:05:00 (Updated 2014-09-16 13:05:44) from Caolán McNamara

More Font Support

Playing around with some Mac OS X fonts under Linux I noticed that LibreOffice wasn't listing a lot of them despite fontconfig announcing their existence. A little digging and some very small tweaks means that we now have mac ttf fontname encoding support along with support for version 2 ttc fonts. This is more fixing some oversights (version 2 of ttc came into existence after the ttc support was added so there was a "only if version is 1" condition) than implementing anything particularly new, but now LibreOffice under Linux works with a lot more ttf/ttc/otf fonts than it did before.

Syndicated 2014-09-13 13:27:00 (Updated 2014-09-13 13:27:30) from Caolán McNamara

aarch64 libreoffice


Thanks to Stephen Bergmann of Red Hat, Inc. LibreOffice is now ported to aarch64. No new ports for years, and then two 64bit ports landed within a week of aarch64 and ppc64le.

Syndicated 2014-09-03 07:24:00 (Updated 2014-09-03 07:24:32) from Caolán McNamara

ppc64le libreoffice

LibreOffice is now ported to ppc64le. make passes, testtools passes and the resulting application is capable of headlessly converting documents to pdf. There's no reason to think it's any less capable of anything else as any other port but I don't actually have a ppc64le and transatlantic ssh tunnels aren't conducive to extensive UI testing.

The tricky bit of the port as always is the uno bridge, especially because the ABI was changed for little endian

https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8035647 is handy to get the links to the original elf v2 abi change commits to gcc/libffi

https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/8965 is handy to get a friendlier translation of the change where if gcc can see that the arguments to the function to be called will fit in registers then no argument save area is created which stumped me for a while

Syndicated 2014-08-22 14:52:00 (Updated 2014-08-22 14:52:47) from Caolán McNamara

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