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Title: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: merelyjim on February 11, 2013, 12:52:01 AM
Okay... I'm going to download and try the new Libre Office 4.0.
I don't' exactly know how (or why I need it) but if you're running Debian Sid, you might as well get the benefits of running bleeding-edge.
Any ideas before I go all "mad scientist" in an hour or two?
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 12:55:25 AM
I can grab it and check it out at the same time and compare notes...!
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 12:57:30 AM
BTW, it is in Debian Experimental... which is in your sources..

I will install it that way and let you know how it goes
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: lwfitz on February 11, 2013, 01:04:12 AM
Maybe a stupid question (Im not on a sid right now) but isnt that the version that is installed by default with

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get libreoffice ?

Or was that still 3.6?


If 4.0 is the default then it is fantastic. I use it everyday without any issues at all
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: merelyjim on February 11, 2013, 01:05:50 AM
You'll beat me to it, then...
Not at home, and doing this over the phone.  :-[
Ah, well...
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 01:07:32 AM
Here is what is available

vastone@vsido:~$ se libreoffice
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libreoffice:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:3.5.4+dfsg-4
  Version table:
     1:4.0.0-1 0
        100 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages
     1:3.5.4+dfsg-4 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid/main amd64 Packages
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 01:09:10 AM
To install it in VSIDO (from Debian Experimental) do this:

sudo apt-get -t experimental install libreoffice

Scratch that

Dependency Hell

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libreoffice : Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:4.0.0-1) but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-writer but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-calc but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-impress but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-draw but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-math but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-base but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-report-builder-bin but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-filter-mobiledev but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: python3-uno (>= 4.0~) but it is not going to be installed or
                        python-uno but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libreoffice-java-common (>= 1:4.0.0~) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: lwfitz on February 11, 2013, 01:12:07 AM
Awesome, thanks for clearing that up VastOne. Installing now
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: merelyjim on February 11, 2013, 01:16:03 AM
Downloading the main and help *.deb files directly.
Android phone asking me what the hell I think I'm doing...  ;D
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 01:16:05 AM
Better check my edit first....
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: jst_joe on February 11, 2013, 01:32:43 AM
@VastOne
Thanks for the post I was thinking about trying it to see if it would open and edit MS Publisher files.
That's the only thing keeping me from going 100% Linux.
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: Sector11 on February 11, 2013, 01:49:46 AM
Microsoft Publisher support makes its way to LibreOffice (http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/microsoft-publisher-support-makes-its-way-to-libreoffice) but I can't find 3.7  :(

3.7/4.0 Bug List though (http://www.mail-archive.com/libreoffice-bugs@lists.freedesktop.org/msg78948.html)
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: jst_joe on February 11, 2013, 02:14:33 AM
^ Thanks!
I've bookmarked the links and will keep an eye on them.
People ask me why I don't like M$ so much.
I tell them, "Besides it being a resource hog."
And don't bitch at me when I charge you to upgrade your sh!t to Windoze 9!  :D
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: Sector11 on February 11, 2013, 02:27:47 AM
  You're welcome.

If I can help you become 100% Linux I'll do my part.  8)
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: jst_joe on February 11, 2013, 03:09:39 AM
^ Well as you can see Gimp and I kind of have grown quite an acquaintance for each other.
However I help with a newsletter for some folks that kind of depend on me (publisher files) and they would be lost without M$.
Poor souls.  :'(

[Edit] To add;
That's the only reason I have booted to my Windoze partition in the last several months and I almost cringe when I do that.  :D
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: jedi on February 11, 2013, 06:22:58 AM
@merelyjim, I have dl'd and installed via apt-get with no problems.  @VastOne, I did not get any of the unmet dependencies that you did...
It seems to run faster and is (perhaps to some?) prettier?  Other than that it is still the same old Office!  At it's worst it is still better than MS's versions.  Not to mention free!  Like I said, I did the apt-get and it installed fine, and I've been using LibreOffice Writer with no issues/problems at all.

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-02112013-011228am.png) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-02112013-011228am.php)
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 06:32:41 AM
^ Thanks for that jedi.. I was not surprised in hindsight by all the errors on dependencies today.  There was a major update to python and perl today in Sid and all the error messages were python based.  I would not be surprised to see the packages updated in Experimental over the next few days

In all the 10 years I have been using Linux, I have never seen both perl and python updated on the same day... I was a bit nervous but other than Libre not installing, everything is fine

I am going to download Libre and see if I can install it like you did
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: merelyjim on February 11, 2013, 12:03:04 PM
Got it installed and running as well.
I'll see if there aren't some MS Publisher documents at work to test compatibility tonight.
Thanks everybody.
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: Sector11 on February 11, 2013, 03:05:45 PM
I personally do not have a problem with what OS people use.  Be it by choice or necessity.

We even have a user here that uses: FreeBeerSandwiches_andDebian.  :D

I'm in a position today to make a choice, my computer is for personal use, no dependencies on work or work related stuff.  And when I did use work related programs, they were DOS based.

AutoCAD v9/10 and Wordperfect
 - but I'm not old not old not old not old!  ::)
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: jst_joe on February 11, 2013, 11:12:13 PM
Installed a little while ago, and can open publisher files  :).
They open in draw (will take some reformatting) but at least they open.
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: VastOne on February 11, 2013, 11:17:16 PM
That is great news jst_joe, thanks for keeping us apprised...
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: merelyjim on February 12, 2013, 12:23:46 AM
The Publisher file I tried got pretty jacked-up formatting-wise. Had the same experience using Draw to modify PDF's in the past. Still, it's early days for the beta, and you're still getting a lot more than the gibberish you used to get.  :-\
Title: Re: Libre Office 4.0
Post by: jst_joe on February 12, 2013, 03:53:52 AM
^ +1
Just being able to open it is a plus.
Formatting is nothing more than a slight learning curve.  :)