LibreOffice crash

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Tue Mar 31 07:36:37 PDT 2015

Michael Stahl wrote:

 > On 28.03.2015 21:52, Piet van Oostrum wrote:

 > >  > Now when I do this with a Writer document:
 > >  > 
 > >  > textdoc = smgr.createInstanceWithContext("", context)
 > >  > 
 > >  > LibreOffice crashes with a segmentation fault. 
 > this is not a supported way to create a document: it will only create
 > the document model but no view or controller for it.  there is probably
 > some bug where a pointer is null and dereferenced, but if it didn't
 > crash it still wouldn't work because some APIs require that there is a view.

Well, I found this procedure in

It says:

    Such empty documents also can created without a frame:
        create the document by instantiating it with its UNO service name
        get the interface from the document
        call its initNew() method.
It works for Spreadsheet, just not for TextDocument. But I did see several pieces of code on the internet that use it also for TexDocument. These are old, so it might have worked in the past.

Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
PGP key: [8DAE142BE17999C4]

More information about the LibreOffice mailing list