How many degrees of headlessness do we need?

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Tue Mar 31 05:43:56 PDT 2015

On 03/31/2015 12:15 PM, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Is it in fact so that nowadays --quickstart does what --invisible is
> supposed to do? (Note that just starting soffice with the --quickstart
> option has nothing to do with whether that happens automatically when
> you log in or not.) If I start soffice with --quickstart and --accept,
> nothing is displayed (like with --invisible). If I connect with a UNO
> client that opens a document, closes the window, the process stays
> running (unlike with --invisible).
> Maybe we should in fact just make --invisible a synonym for --quickstart?

While --quickstart indeed visually behaves similar to --invisible, it 
also actually starts the quickstart service (where available) and thus 
defeats XDesktop.terminate, unlike --invisible.

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