[Libreoffice] Removing LibO on Windows ...

Noel Grandin noel at peralex.com
Thu Jan 5 05:45:38 PST 2012

In my experience, good uninstallers check if the application is currently running, and refuse to complete the
uninstallation process until the user has exited the program.
Something like:
"A LibreOffice application is still running. Please save and exit before continuing".
And then grey out the "Next" button.

For bonus points, the uninstaller should automatically continue without needing to be prompted when the user has exited
the running LibreOffice application.

Stefan Knorr (Astron) wrote:
> Hi all,
>>> Well, should be pretty easy to create a pre_uninstall event that kills
>>> the process before it is removed. Is there any historical reason for
>>> not doing it this way?
>> That would be rude. Users may have unsaved data, etc.
> Can't we ask users if they really want to kill the application before
> we go and kill it?
> (something like
> Title: "LibreOffice is currently active."
> Message: "As long as LibreOffice is active, it can not be removed. Do
> you want to close LibreOffice now?
> Warning: you will lose any document you are currently working with in
> LibreOffice.")
> And, really we should detect if only the quick starter is active (no
> open files) and if that's the case why not just kill it?
> Astron.
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