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Hi :)
The devs are doing a "code clean up" as part of the whole process.  The whole code has been reduced 
by somewhere around 30% last time i heard.  

Even before the code-clean-up started, and AOO at the moment, are still far tinier than MS Office.  
For something really tiny you might having a quick go with Gnome Office, that is AbiWord 
(word-processor) and Gnumeric (spreadsheets).  Neither have the type of integration that LO has 
with all it's other modules, such as Impress or Draw but i think Gnumeric manages to have some very 
nice features squeezed into it's tiny size.  AbiWord can be a bit of a pain as it lacks many of the 
nice features we seldom use in Writer.  For me the annoying thing was not being able to set it to 
default to saving everything in MS formats which i rarely do nowadays anyway.  Another option if 
you are looking for smaller&lighter is google-docs although that kinda requires a decent internet 

Anyway, the size is coming down and becoming more compact but the delay in start-up might be 
something the devs could solve if a bug-report was posted about the 2 different issues; 
1.  clearing the caches
2.  stopping so many network calls at start-up
I doubt they can do much about 1 but maybe 2 is fixable?

Regards from
Tom :)  

--- On Sun, 22/7/12, anne-ology <> wrote:

From: anne-ology <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice pause during startup
Date: Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 0:16

       Well, when you uncover the solution, ... ... ...

           well, I'll be watching for a solution to this 'bug' whenever  ;-)

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Anthony Easthope <>wrote:

Anne that work around works on windows but as the gentlemen said he was
using debian squeze which is a variation of linux. I am curious as to
why it is hanging to - by rights it should not be.

On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, at 09:15 PM, anne-ology wrote:
        If you're referring to it getting hung-up, then this has happened
me a few times -
            my solution is to shut it down -> clear out the caches
is good] -> re-start the computer;
                when it re-starts, OO/LO works great again.

        One of the problems with OO/LO is its immense size; if there were
some way to reduce its size then this might not occur, but then it might
not be as good a program as it is  ;-)

        Mine is not caused by 'calling home or anywhere' since my machine
only allows 'cookies', etc. which I accept and only at the time I accept
them; in fact, each time I've tested my machine, it's invisible to these
robotic eyes  :-)

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 1:44 AM, Robert Mesibov

I'm running LibreOffice 3.4.6 OOO340m1 (Build:602) on Debian Squeeze.

The progress bar on the splash screen stops part-way during startup for
about 10 seconds. During this time LO sends a request of some sort
over the
network connection (lights flash on router) every 2 seconds, 5 times in
all. LO then completes startup.

This happens
- with the splash screen turned off in /etc/libreoffice/sofficerc (the
pause and network requesting still happen)
- when launching LO by itself, or when opening a Writer or other LO
document through a file manager
- with Java RE option on or off

With an LO document already open, there is no pause when opening a
LO document. The pause only occurs during startup.

How to stop LO from sending requests over the network on startup, so
it opens without the 10-second pause?

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