I skipped LibreOffice 7.5.0 because I was too busy at the time, but last week there was a release of LibreOffice 7.5.1. I got stuck in my attempts to change my chromium SlackBuild script to run more efficiently on Slackware 15.0, so it seemed like a good time to work on something else than a Google product.
But as with many software products that make a version jump, updating the Libreoffice build script was not completely trivial. Not as bad though as with Chromium. Eventually, I was able to come up with nice working binaries and I have already uploaded those to my repository and its US and UK mirrors.
These packages are targeting Slackware 15.0 and newer.
Note that my libreoffice package depends on openjdk11.
The link above to the release announcement also lists the most important new features that come with LibreOffice 7.5.x. Well worth checking out.
Thanks $1M Eric.
I’ve been running libreoffice-7.5.1-x86_64-1alien since yesterday afternoon ( America/Chicago Time ) and it works very well.
Thanks again for all that you do !
Thanks Eric for taking your time to share this.
One question at the risk of stating the obvious… You said: “Note that my libreoffice package depends on openjdk11”, but checking my system (slackware current) I do not have openjdk installed:
slackpkg search openjdk
[unin] alienbob : openjdk-8u362_b09-x86_64-1alien
[unin] alienbob : openjdk11-11.0.18_10-x86_64-1alien
[unin] alienbob : openjdk7-7u321_b01-x86_64-1alien
[unin] alienbob : openjre-8u362_b09-x86_64-1alien
Libreoffice is working ok. Please clarify (only applies for Slackware 15 and not current?). Thanks in advance for your traditional help.
At runtime, you will find that some database functionality, and some plugins and extensions require Java 11. Other than that, your LibreOffice programs will run just fine without Java.
At build-time, not having Java 11 installed will prevent some of LibreOffice’s functionality to be compiled into the final product.
Thanks Eric for this clarification!.
From a Slackware newbie, thanks for your contributions. I understand the “making script run more efficiently”. I spent a few hours building a simple efficient and error checking custom EFI booting kernel install script, not quite done yet good enough to my standards. Last time I was doing scripts in bash was Solaris 8, so relearning and learning new. I hope to soon contribute a slackbuild for a couple of things. This curious mind wants to know, did you achieve your desired efficiency of your chromium slackbuild scripts?
Welcome hayzoos. No, I have not yet been able to re-write my chromium.SlackBuild to make it do what I want.
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Running OK so far. Thanks Eric!
Works fine on current 🙂
Thanks for your work and for your help in ##slackware (as i am a pretty new Slackware current user on actual hardware)