LibreOffice 7.4.1 for Slackware 15.0 and -current

LibreOffice Community Edition 7.4.1 was released today and I already have the packages in my repository for Slackware 15.0 and -current. The Document Foundation blog post has all the details, let me do a verbatim copy of the most striking features in the 7.4 releases:

GENERAL

  • Support for WebP images and EMZ/WMZ files
  • Help pages for the ScriptForge scripting library
  • Search field for the Extension Manager
  • Performance and compatibility improvements

WRITER

  • Better change tracking in the footnote area
  • Edited lists show original numbers in change tracking
  • New typographic settings for hyphenation

CALC

  • Support for 16,384 columns in spreadsheets
  • Extra functions in drop-down AutoSum widget
  • New menu item to search for sheet names

IMPRESS

  • New support for document themes

Note that I compile these packages on Slackware 15.0. If you install them on Slackware -current you will also need to download ‘icu4c-compat‘ and boost-compat from my repository and install them. They are two compatibility packages containing older versions of the icu4c and boost libraries, in particular the versions that are part of Slackware 15.0 but no longer part of -current.

Get libreoffice packages from my own Europe-based server: https://slackware.nl/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ or my US-based server: https://us.slackware.nl/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ ;or any mirror if you wait a day, for instance https://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ .
These servers all offer rsync access if you prefer that to http.

Enjoy – Eric

9 thoughts on “LibreOffice 7.4.1 for Slackware 15.0 and -current

  1. Thanks Eric !
    Is it just me and my KDE on Slackware64 15.0 or does libreoffice 7.4.1 startup minimized ?
    The only way I can access the App after startup is right-click the Icon on my Panel [Other Actions]->[Maximize]
    — kjh



    1. Thanks alienbob.
      I was afraid that was the case 🙁
      I’ll dig around in my KDE Configs and try to find the culprit.
      I know I’ve seen a Config like ‘open minimized’ somewhere …
      Thanks again for all that you do.
      — kjh
      p.s. once I do the ‘unminimize’ routine, LibreOffice 7.4.1 runs great !


      1. Found it.
        I had an ancient shell script wrapper which was doing: exec /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/scalc –calc “$@”
        Removed the –calc arg and the wrapper-script works as expected now.
        To Test … scalc starts up minimized when I run: /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/scalc –calc foo.xlsx # where foo.xlsx is an existing Excel File
        Mystery solved( I was getting away with an error before ).
        Thanks again Eric !
        — kjh




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