LibreOffice is now available for Haiku


#82

I was asking elsewhere whether to install Haiku on a 32 bit machine, or 64. I will want to use LibreOffice, and I am now wondering whether the 32 bit version is working yet. If not, that will dictate going the 64 bit route.


#83

32 bit version is working.


#84

I would recommend not making LibreOffice dependent on Java; or at the very least, don’t make the package depend on a JRE (this is the way it is on Windows; it’ll use the JRE if you request it but it won’t otherwise.)

Further, Base does not need a JRE for normal operation; it only needs it if you want to use certain obscure Oracle database formats. So unless anyone actually needs these, don’t even bother trying to set it up, it’s a pain to do even on Linux.


#85

Of course, that was what I had in mind. Creating another package with LO database formats and make it depend on JRE.


#86

“it’s a pain to do even on Linux.”

I can second that. I can’t get it to work in Linux. But it wasn’t presented as an option. It refused to work at all unless JRE was installed. Same in Windows.


#87

That’s good news. Thank you.


#88

Exellent news, BTW it would be great to obtain an “official approval” by LO team:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/