[Libreoffice] RC4 / Windows size analysis ...

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Mon Jan 24 03:50:25 PST 2011

Hi there,

On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 02:31 +0100, Kálmán „KAMI” Szalai wrote:
> It seems we ship makefile.mk in
> libreoffice/basis3.3/share/template/layout

	Odd; I don't see that on windows - in my file list.

On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 02:16 +0100, Kálmán „KAMI” Szalai wrote:
> idxexample*.odt: Writer, Insert -> Indexes and tables -> indexes and
> tables - this is the preview.

	Ah ! ok :-) so - we have around 1.2Mb (compressed) of this idxexample
document translated wholesale over and over again. As you say - the code
for this lives in:


	And we could translate those files far more easily (for translators at
least), if we could extract those strings to a .po file [ I suspect ].
It would be wonderful to extract the eight strings, and have a
programmatic way of substituring them into a more generic template.
Anyhow - I've added this into the document.

> standard.sob: Draw -> Any shape -> Area -> Bitmaps

	Great :-)

> 3x .wav -> this is not a problem:

	Well; the 1.8Mb zipped that we have in the windows install is at least
a curious choice; I've ~never seen them used :-) we might want to
consider having fewer.

> The only thing that we can do here is recompressing into ogg (for
> example) - Windows support?

	Right; not a great option.

> Can we move common (presentation background) from root of templates
> (./layout) to ./common/layout subfolder? It would be nice. I will
> provide patch if you agree.

	Why ? :-) I -really- don't want us creeping in more per-language
translated in-template files: indeed, we need a comprehensive fix for
translated templates once-and-for-all I think, that rids us of this
curse of duplication :-)

	Do you propose having some non-common layout templates ? :-)

> One idea, can we generate thesaurus idx file during install? That may
> solve few megabytes.

	Oh - right; 4Mb of that - which we can (I assume easily) build at
install time; I've added that to the spreadsheet, and re-up-loaded it.
It should be quite fun in fact to re-write the somewhat trivial
dictionaries/util/th_gen_idx.pl script as a standalone C++ tool - would
be faster too: it takes ~5 CPU seconds each to index those beasties in
perl, which would be ~instant in C++.

	Anyhow - the biggest chunk of sillyness is clearly the wizard /
template stuff, which needs more concerted thought and cleanup I think -
preferably in such a way that all templates can be easily localised for
everyone, even end-users.



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