Sunday, December 8, 2013

LibreOffice KDE integration

I was this close to just masking the LibreOffice KDE integration in Gentoo and let it be done with that. Recently some really ugly bugs in the glue code crept up (crashes in the file dialog and in drag-n-drop), impacting productivity a lot... Asking around I heard that the KDE/Qt integration of LibreOffice was basically unmaintained and bitrotting.
Luckily someone stepped up and started bugfixing, and patches have made their way into the LibreOffice git master branch (and partially also into libreoffice-4.2). I have prepared a backport for the two bugs mentioned above; I'm flying blind and this is completely untested, but feedback on the bug reports would be very welcome! If you want to try (note, this affects only LibreOffice with USE=kde), keyword
=app-office/libreoffice- **
somewhere in /etc/portage/package.keywords, start the update, and get some fish for your penguins; they will be busy for a while... :)


  1. Trying now! And BTW, thank you. :)

  2. Feedback has been overall very positive, ~arch users now get this as update. :)8

  3. So, that's why I have to recompile libreoffice!!!
    A bad news become good!