LibreOffice Bug

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Thu Nov 5 06:02:57 PST 2015

On 11/05/2015 02:29 PM, İrem Şendur wrote:
> I 'm working on this bug
> I looked files under the extensions directory but I couldn't find where
> checking installation of extensions. I should add a dialog about
> installation extensions and user should restart LibreOffice.
> I asked this question on IRC and <@jmadero> suggested me that I might
> mail the LibreOffice mail list.
> Can anyone help me with finding the file or about what should I do ?

The code of the "Tools - Extension Manager..." dialog is in 
desktop/source/deployment/gui/dp_gui_theextmgr.cxx (all the 
extension-related functionality is in desktop/source/deployment/), 
TheExtensionManager::installPackage is the starting point for installing 
an extension from within that dialog.

However, what we probably want is something more elaborate than simply 
urging the user to restart LO upon every extension installation (as well 
as extension update, deinstallation, enabling, disabling?).

The referenced bug quotes some issues (missing menu update for already 
open documents) that can probably be addressed without needing a 
restart.  There might be other issues that cannot be resolved without a 
restart, but then we should only urge the user to restart LO if the 
given extension really triggers that issue.

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