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« on: July 28, 2005, 05:35:04 am »
Hi All,

I've just recently had some success putting OpenOffice on my Z via Meanie's jumbo-xqt package and the debian packages. It's great.

Are there plans to have OpenOffice in pdaXrom, without having to go into a different environment to run it? I would assume that would make things faster too.

Just curious

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 05:53:23 am »
Is it responsive?  How long does it take to start up?  How much memory does it use?

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 06:07:24 am »
On my C1000, running via debian on XQT open office is painfully slow to start up. You can type inside it at a reasonable speed inside the writer application. If you move from cell to cell within the calc application, there is a slight delay. Opening and saving documents has a very noticeable delay. The menus and option windows are pretty slow.

I think the way it has been installed is partially to blame for the speed, mainly because it's on an SD card, in some sort of virtual file system and I'm not sure how much of a hit the system is taking for running X windows and debian within Qtopia in the first place.

I would be willing to bet that if it were run natively within pdaXrom, it would be a bit quicker.

However, the speed really doesn't faze me. I can now open all my openoffice documents from my Mac without having to translate them first or bring my mac with me where ever I am. It's great, I'm happy, it's a big step forward for me!

I liked my flirtation with pdaXrom, it seemed (to me) the most exciting rom I've seen so far. With openoffice the next release would be awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 06:58:41 am »
Hello,

I've been running openoffice on pdaxrom (through pocketworkstation) and on sharp roms. (The whole thing was running on pdaX before it got to X/Qt)
My feeling is that it is definately faster on pdaXrom.
The other benefit is that you can start debian apps (e.g. openoffice) from within the pdaX window manager. You don't notice the difference with native pdaX apps.
(from an aterm just : # Crd soffice &)
Read the thread about "Debian on pdaXrom".

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 08:54:02 am »
I totally understand what you're saying, but....

wouldn't it just be far more efficient, ultimately, to incorporate Openoffice into pdaXrom natively?

I know it will take some time and effort and someone's willingness to do this. But pdaXrom running openoffice should be quicker than pdaXrom running openoffice through debian, no?
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 09:24:13 am »
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I totally understand what you're saying, but....

wouldn't it just be far more efficient, ultimately, to incorporate Openoffice into pdaXrom natively?

I know it will take some time and effort and someone's willingness to do this. But pdaXrom running openoffice should be quicker than pdaXrom running openoffice through debian, no?
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I'm not sure. I've been testing and launching native firefox takes the same time as Crd firefox (debian). You just need less storage.

When I've got more time and 4 gb of free space I'll surely try to compile it.

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005, 09:49:25 am »
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When I've got more time and 4 gb of free space I'll surely try to compile it.
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A fast(er) running OpenOffice natively on pdaXrom would be enough to make me leave qtopia far behind.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 11:19:02 am »
i will try install openoffice .i will use glibc2.3.2 in pdaxrom.i have updated glibc2.2.5 to glibc2.3.2.it is very cool
openoffice needs glibc>2.2.8.hehe
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 01:36:41 pm »
I'm not really that knowledgeable about the underpinnings of linux, what effect will that have?
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2005, 02:22:42 pm »
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i will try install openoffice .i will use glibc2.3.2 in pdaxrom.i have updated glibc2.2.5 to glibc2.3.2.it is very cool
openoffice needs glibc>2.2.8.hehe
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Any chance you can put up an ipk or a tar.gz of glibc-2.3.2 ?

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2005, 04:42:05 pm »
Obviously a higher version of anything is usually a good thing, but in what way is this useful? Probably a dumb question I know, but I'm curious.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2005, 04:47:24 pm »
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Obviously a higher version of anything is usually a good thing, but in what way is this useful? Probably a dumb question I know, but I'm curious.
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The arm-port of openoffice (the installer of ...) is based on glibc 2.3. So, if we want the openoffice installer working on pdaX, we need an upgrade of glibc.

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2005, 10:54:34 pm »
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i will try install openoffice .i will use glibc2.3.2 in pdaxrom.i have updated glibc2.2.5 to glibc2.3.2.it is very cool
openoffice needs glibc>2.2.8.hehe
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Any chance you can put up an ipk or a tar.gz of glibc-2.3.2 ?

Chero
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2005, 01:55:40 am »
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i will try install openoffice .i will use glibc2.3.2 in pdaxrom.i have updated glibc2.2.5 to glibc2.3.2.it is very cool
openoffice needs glibc>2.2.8.hehe
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Any chance you can put up an ipk or a tar.gz of glibc-2.3.2 ?

Chero
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My apologies, libnss_dns.so is missing in this package. I'm currently doing another round of compilation, and hopefully i could test it tonight (Hong kong time)

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2005, 03:25:07 pm »
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i will try install openoffice .i will use glibc2.3.2 in pdaxrom.i have updated glibc2.2.5 to glibc2.3.2.it is very cool
openoffice needs glibc>2.2.8.hehe
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=90040\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Any chance you can put up an ipk or a tar.gz of glibc-2.3.2 ?

Chero
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the right is "布布" from hongkong
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My apologies, libnss_dns.so is missing in this package. I'm currently doing another round of compilation, and hopefully i could test it tonight (Hong kong time)
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I don't mind waiting,
Good luck,
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