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LibreOffice Development Talk at Triangle C++ Developer’s Group

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It was a pleasure to have been given an opportunity to talk about LibreOffice development the other day at the Triangle C++ Developer’s Group. Looking back, what we went through was a mixture of hardship, accomplishments, and learning experience intertwined … Continue reading

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OOo module dependencies

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Below is a graphical representation of OOo’s module dependencies as of DEV300 milestone 84 generated via graphviz. Click on the image to get the whole picture. You can find the python script I wrote to generate this nice picture here.

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Fetching tarball before the build

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I just rebased one of my upstream child work spaces to milestone 77 (DEV300_m77), and noticed my build breaking all over the place due to missing patches for external libraries. After some digging, here is the step I was missing. … Continue reading

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Increasing Calc’s row limit to 1 million

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Introduction With the child work space (CWS) koheirowlimitperf being marked ready for QA, I believe this is a good time to talk about the change that the CWS will bring once it gets integrated. The role of this CWS is … Continue reading

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Inserting current date and time in one step

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Here is another simple feature that may come in handy. With the change I just checked into ooo-build master, you can now insert current date and time with just one key stroke. By default, Ctrl+; (semicolon) is bound to current … Continue reading

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Two more enhancements are in

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Today, I’d like to talk about two minor enhancements I just checked in to ooo-build master. They are not really earth-shuttering per se, but still worth mentioning & may be interesting to some users. Insert new sheet tab Here is … Continue reading

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Distributed text justification

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What’s new? Here is something I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. Since I just checked in the first version of this feature into ooo-build master, it’s probably a good time for me to talk about this. This … Continue reading

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DBF import performance

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Here is another performance win! Importing dbf files into Calc is now quicker by 80%. You will probably notice the difference especially when importing a large dbf file. The test document I used had roughly 24000 rows, and importing that … Continue reading

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Updates on various stuff

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Ok. Here is some updates on some of the stuff I’ve been doing lately. I picked the ones that are particularly worth mentioning. Saving documents There are two changes related to the document-saving functionality that I’d like to mention. The … Continue reading

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Automatic decimal place adjustment by column width

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Adjusting decimals by column width Here is what I’m working on at the moment. I’m working on changing Calc’s behavior so that when a value is entered into a cell, and the cell width is not wide enough to show … Continue reading

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