ESC meeting minutes: 2020-03-05: Android Viewer

Michael Weghorn m.weghorn at
Sat Mar 7 03:22:02 UTC 2020

Hi Terry,

On 06/03/2020 17.35, Terrence Enger wrote:
> On 05/03/2020 16.38, Miklos Vajna wrote:
>>>    + Android viewer: core.git java viewer is currently
> broken on master
>>>      + both arch64 and x86 (crash on doc load, will investigate)
>>>      + have
> 2 changes in gerrit attempting to fix these problems
>>> (Michael W)
>> Merged now (and a 3rd patch
> for aarch64 in addition):
> Sadly, on a Samsung J3 running adroid 8.0.0, running the daily build
> master~2020-03-05_23.57.27_LibreOfficeViewer-strippedUIEditing-debug.apk,
> which include the 3 commits you cited, I still see crashes (spinning
> wait-icon for a long time; go-back triggers message "LibreOffice
> Viewer keeps stopping.  (X) Close App").
> This happens for the three files offered from the About menu, a .odt
> and a .ods that I have around, and new "untitled.odt".

The 3 above patches fix the cases I could observe that made Android
Viewer crash whenever trying to load a document (i.e. without selecting

There are certainly more ways in which the app can still crash, so can
you please retest whether it works when you "wait long enough" -- and
best use the latest daily build, which also includes a commit that makes
opening the first document after app installation faster. [1]

> BTW, I wonder if there is a bug report which would be a better place
> for this discussion.  Some near-candidates are
>     123290  android- cannot open files with writer (Android 9) 
>     127540  menu About > Show License crashes 
>     129348  Can't open files (new and existing) using the android app 
> but each of them is already RESOLVED.  I suspect that there are more
> possibilities.

Since I could reproduce the issue you describe, I have opened a new bug
report to keep track of that scenario: tdf#131195 [2]

As a side note, there's also tdf#127781 where it is mentioned that a
self-compiled app for aarch64 still crashes for the reporter, but I was
not able to reproduce that so far.


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