[libvoikko] Changes to libreoffice-voikko for reliable (un)installation

Sjur Moshagen sjurnm at mac.com
Mon Sep 1 14:32:02 EEST 2014

1. sep. 2014 kl. 13:36 skrev Sjur Moshagen <sjurnm at mac.com>:

> 1. sep. 2014 kl. 13:31 skrev Sjur Moshagen <sjurnm at mac.com>:
>> * IFF I start LO from the command line (ie something like "$ /Applications/LibreOffice43_64.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice") THEN LO-voikko does work correctly
>> * any subsequent launches of LO gives a working LO-voikko, irrespective of how LO is started
>> ** __that is:__ one has to start LO __once__ from the command line to get 64-bit LO-voikko operiational, after that it works the regular way

Further updates to the debugging & development:

I succeeded in building a universal binary, that was quite easy actually, as soon as I had two single-binary versions of the oxt (one 32-bit and one 64-bit).

Now, the universal binary behaves similar to the 64-bit version alone, but with a twist:

In addition to starting your 64-bit LO from the command line, one can also start a 32-bit version of LO if you happen to have one installed. That is, if you have LO 4.0 or 4.1 (both only available as 32-bit apps) installed, you can start them, install the OXT, see that it works (there are no known issues with the 32-bit builds), then quit that old LO, __and start your 64-bit LO 4.2+__. Now LO-voikko should work and behave exactly as expected.

This new variant requires that you have two LO versions installed - the old one just to trigger the necessary first kick of LO-voikko - but should otherwise be easier for beta testers to get than the command line hack.

All in all: we __almost__ have a working universal binary/64-bit version of the LO-voikko OXT for Mac. So close - and still …


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