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DEV300_m74 +5 overall unused, though sal becomes unused method free.

Syndicated 2010-03-10 09:33:09 from Caolan McNamara

playing video in firefox makes OOo file menu appear

One of the rather odder bugs. OOo’s file menu suddenly appears for no good reason (while playing embedded video in Firefox on another workspace). Story is that OOo has the focus while the video is playing in totem-mozplugin, totem-mozplugin seems to want to inhibit the screensaver from kicking in so sends regular Left Alt strokes to the display via XTest. If OOo has the focus, it receives the Alts, and one of its quirks is that the file menu appears on press and release of Left Alt.

Syndicated 2010-03-09 16:18:38 from Caolan McNamara


In DEV300_m72 filter and desktop are now unused method free. Though additional unused methods in scripting and sc appear. -16 overall

Syndicated 2010-02-26 09:55:59 from Caolan McNamara

minority ports

OOO 3.2.0 “vanilla” install sets for minority Linux ports are now available from download.openoffice.org. 3.2.0 rpms for
* PPC (32bit powerpc)
* s390x (64bit z/Series)
* IA64 (64bit Itanium)
and 3.2.0 .debs for
* parisc (32bit HPPA).

Syndicated 2010-02-19 20:49:48 from Caolan McNamara


DEV300_m71, svx, soltools and accessibility all 0 unused methods now. ucb reportdesign and sal nearly unused free. sc and sw creep up again. Over all count -17

Syndicated 2010-02-03 20:45:41 from Caolan McNamara


DEV300_m70 callcatcher results show four new unused methods arising out of the (cool) new printing changes.

Syndicated 2010-01-21 17:49:13 from Caolan McNamara


callcatcher results for DEV300_m68 and DEV300_m69

Down to 864 unused methods, unused svx mostly moved into new cui lib. svtools split into svl happily removed all unused svtools methods, leaving svtools unused-free. (x86_64) bridges also unused methods free as well.

sd now accounts for 25% of all low-hanging fat

Syndicated 2010-01-08 20:18:12 from Caolan McNamara


DEV300_m66 callcatcher results, 877 unused methods, down 9. Mostly due to examining the jurt ones and re-categorizing them as JNI entry points.

Syndicated 2009-12-01 20:26:58 from Caolan McNamara

howto port OOo to a new arch

I’ve added a brief overview of porting OOo to the OOo wiki based on the new Linux/HPPA port which is available in today’s DEV300_m66. Written from the perspective of a Linux port where most of the work is already done, good bit more to do for a non-Linux port, but maybe helpful anyway.

Syndicated 2009-12-01 14:35:09 from Caolan McNamara


With DEV300_m65 unused methods reduces to 886 as hwpfilter drops out of the list.

Some other work ongoing on removing permanent timers which are constantly triggering when we should otherwise be idle. 3.2 will have the clipboard polling removed which makes the bare frame idle without wakeups, while patches for making math idle have been applied for 3.3. The spell checking loop in impress and draw never ends at the moment, patch available to fix that, as well as fix the graphic and ole cache manager loops to not run if unnecessary. I’ve no fixes for the more complicated writer and calc idle loops yet however.

strict aliasing
Good bit of progress on making OOo strict aliasing safe as well.

Played around with cppcheck as well, mostly discovered missing checks in various workbench tools and build-time tools, but a few good catches on stl iterators in main-line code, and very good on new[]/new vs delete/delete[]. A few false STL positives as well, but upstream is responsive to bug reports, so next version will give a better set.

Syndicated 2009-11-18 08:45:34 from Caolan McNamara

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