LibreOffice slow starting

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alonsomm2000
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Recently uninstall OpenOffice in my Kubuntu 10.04 distro and installed LibreOffice to have a more updated version. But every time I tried to openup an odt, doc, xls, etc. document it used to take a lot more time to open that what it used to take with OpenOffice so I did some research on the internet and found that adding an extra line to the hosts file will make go a lot faster on loading or starting up, so I created an script that will do that for you in 1 second.

In order to run it just do the following:

1. download the script and save it to your home folder.

2. Open up the console

3. Type: sudo su

4. Extract the zip file into your home directory

5. Type: ./LibreOfficeTurbo


After this your LibreOffice should load up a lot faster, enjoy it.





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rauniyar
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Hey can you please provide me

Hey can you please provide me the solution for windows XP ...

Regards,

Santosh

 

HardwareGuy
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The long load time on the initial launch of LibreOffice will kill the application from being used at my company. Yes, I know it only occurs on the first launch after a PC is booted up and yes I realize that this is a minor inconvenience compared to the potential cost savings if we no longer need to purchase Microsoft Office. But users (including managers) dislike change and the thought of replacing MS Office with LibO obviously is a significant one. The initial slow load time is a convenient excuse that the MS groupies will use as long as it exists. Perception is everything and if it takes 30 seconds to open a blank document or spreadsheet then LibreOffice must be slow all of the time, right?


I have searched the internet far and wide for workarounds to the slow load issue including modifying the Windows' HOSTS file, tweaking LibO's Memory Options, loading LibO at system start-up, uninstalling anti-virus software, etc., etc. Nothing I've tried shortens the initial load time.


The workstations I'm using for LibO testing purposes are P4 Gateways and Dells, running XP SP3 (x86). All have 3-4Gb of RAM installed with optimized PageSys files and plenty of free hard disk space. All these PCs are running JRE v1.6. And since the only application having the problem is LibO blaming the hardware, network environment, whatever, is not a valid argument.


On the other hand, LibO runs great on Windows 7 Professional x64. Unfortunately since the XP PCs are working fine there's no technical or business reason to replace them with new PCs until they die of natural causes. Personally I prefer LibreOffice but I'm fighting an uphill battle with management until this load issue is resolved.

HardwareGuy
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Time to redesign?

Reading some of the posts from around the internet two things become clear:

First, not everyone uses all the modules bundled with LibreOffice. It seems that most users (including myself) need only Writer and Calc. BASE, DRAW, IMPRESS, and MATH are extremely useful applications in their own right but wouldn't LibO become a more viable alternative to MS Office if the modules could be installed as needed instead of all or nothing?

Second, is installing the entire suite contributing to the performance of any of the individual applications? True, the messages I've seen regarding the slow load times relate only to the first time any of the modules are launched; thereafter each app pops up in a couple of seconds.

I believe OOo v2.x allowed the individual modules to be installed. That was phased out in the early releases of 3.x. Maybe its time to revisit that design.

 

HardwareGuy
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Just downloaded and installed LibO 3.5 and am very much impressed that the slow load time I commented on before is gone! The start time went from 30 seconds to less that 10! Well done and thank you to the volunteers at LibreOffice and the Document Foundation group.

 

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Thanks. I'll give that a try.
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LibreOffice Slow Starting

All that was required to resolve the issue on my XP Pro (32-bit) computer was to upgrade to LibO 3.5.

After performing the updgrade, the first time start-up delay is 3-5 seconds which for me is entirely acceptable.

Launching LibO the second time (and all times thereafter) the delay can hardly be seen. Note that it is my habit to only have 2 or 3 other apps open at any one time so depending on your computing habits, the launching speed of LibO 3.5 may vary.

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This is brilliant. Thanks a
This is brilliant. Thanks a lot. Everything  opens in less than 2 secs now.

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