LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC?

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LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Joe 7/28/13 10:04 AM
MacUpdate says that LibreOffice 4.1.0.4 requires

Intel, OS X 10.4.7 or later.

LibreOffice, which automatically opens a web page pertinent to your
particular Mac, says

"
Selected: LibreOffice Mac OS X (PPC), version 4.1.0, English (US)

No regular installation files are available.
Please change your selection or pick one from the additional downloads
below.
"

Is this Newspeak for "We have decided to drop updates for PowerPC"?

The only downloads available seem to be the older versions which I
already have.

---  Joe
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Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Joe 7/29/13 2:52 PM
In article <slrnkvcvqf.65b.g.kreme@mbp55.local>,
 Lewis <g.kreme@gmail.com.dontsendmecopies> wrote:

> In message <vilain-DDA62B...@news.individual.net>
>   Michael Vilain <vilain@NOspamcop.net> wrote:
> > In article <none-740FC2....@earthlink.us.supernews.com>,
> > Yes, they stopped support for PPC a while back.
>
> As did nearly everyone on the planet.

Michael Vilain:  Yes, they stopped support for PPC a while back.

My Reply:  Version 4.0.1.2 was released in March of this year,  4.0.2.2
in April, 4.0.3.3 in May, and 4.0.4.2 in June.  All of these included
the PowerPC.  "Stopped... a while back" hardly seems accurate.

Lewis:  As did nearly everyone on the planet.

My Reply:  Dear Mr. Krispy, GFY and then ESAD.  Fortunately, MacUpdate
knows that you are full of shit.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 8/30/13 11:41 AM
I'm currently working on OSX SDK10.5 and gcc-4.2 portability.

Patches would be on http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/ and also sent to LO's mail list.

See also: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/OSX-PowerPC-Dropping-support-why-td4068941.html

I hope we, the Community, will have LibreOffice 4.2 for OSX@PowerPC as upstream build.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 8/31/13 1:04 PM
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? ann...@gmail.com 9/1/13 8:52 AM
воскресенье, 1 сентября 2013 г., 0:04:28 UTC+4 пользователь dougm...@gmail.com написал:
> I uploaded well-working LibreOffice http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/LibreOfficeDev_4.2.0.0.alpha0_20130831_MacOS_PPC.dmg
>
> Tested on OS X 10.5.

Cool, thanks for working on this!
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 12/31/13 6:34 AM
New Year Edition build is out! See
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/

Also, upstream accepted some of my patches, for example:
https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/7030/
https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/7072/
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? kristo...@gmail.com 1/5/14 4:26 AM
Nice, it works on my G4 :)
No more problem with Times New Roman and polish chars :)
Thanks for a good work.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Mac Dude 1/12/14 8:24 AM
Doug, you are doing a great service to the community. You are also
helping to prevent some machines from going to the landfill yet.

Any chance you can do an update when 4.2 becomes stable & same for 4.3?

Thanks again,

Mac Dude


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Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 1/13/14 5:47 AM
I'm very glad and ecstated to see that my work is not only for myself :)

> Any chance you can do an update when 4.2 becomes stable & same for 4.3?
Current goal is to achieve OS X 10.5 support with upstream (i.e. The Document Foundation). Of course, I can build and upload 4.2 release, when it comes out. 4.2 branch is "frozen" now (no new things, only fixes), so current work is going on 4.3. And I hope 4.3 would be 100% PowerPC compatible. The hardest thing now is Firebird's storage, see https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72987
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Mac Dude 1/29/14 7:58 PM
Hmm... there is a whole community out there using Tenfour{fox|bird}. All
of them should be interested in LO 4.2 and 4.3 etc. for Leo (the Tenfour
programs run very well under 10.5).. Even though many of us run Tiger;
as far as I am concerned if Leo has significantly better software
support  why not "upgrade"? For me, certainly LO 4.2 and 4.3 will be an
incentive to get my last Tiger hold-out to Leo (which it'll do just
fine, most of my PPC machines already run 10.5).

Thanks again for doing this,
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Mac Dude 1/29/14 7:59 PM
On 1/13/14 5:47 AM, dougm...@gmail.com wrote:
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 2/12/14 12:38 PM
> there is a whole community out there using Tenfourfox. All
> of them should be interested in LO 4.2 and 4.3 etc. for Leo

10.4fox browser guy is not interested in office productivity suite. Or... Oh, I didn't contact him.

And the question is not 10.4 vs 10.5. I'm sure 10.4 and 10.5 can use Qt toolkit or at least Gtk+ in X11 mode.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? oswa...@gmail.com 2/19/14 1:10 AM
I'd very much appreciate if development would continue.
I tried to apply the latest German language pack to the 4.2.0 beta, which didnt work. Is there a chance to get forward with language packs?

Cheers,
Wolf
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 2/25/14 8:57 AM
> I tried to apply the latest German language pack to the 4.2.0 beta, which didnt work. Is there a chance to get forward with language packs?
I dunno, sorry. Apache/Oracle ones will definitely *not* work with LO. Where is that language pack you took from?

Meanwhile, current master (and future 4.3) is ready.

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/index.php?title=ReleaseNotes%2F4.3&diff=89028&oldid=89023
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 3/3/14 5:45 AM
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 4/1/14 6:28 AM
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 4/21/14 10:40 AM
I'm very "glad" to see no error reporting. But we, as my own tests shown, have no JPEG embedding (thus a lot of presentations are now without images), no outline font effect. And using unknown font (as "Calibra") in M$ Word OOXML crashes LO.
So... Nobody still really uses LO on PowerPC, except me?
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Alan Browne 4/21/14 1:54 PM
On 2014.04.21, 13:40 , dougm...@gmail.com wrote:

> "Calibra") in M$ Word OOXML crashes LO. So... Nobody still really
> uses LO on PowerPC, except me?

People who hang out in these groups (myself included) are Apple Mac fans
and users to some degree or other.  While some may be clinging to a
faithful PPC Mac here or there they also likely have an intel Mac too.

Then of course there is the general paucity of LO users regardless of OS.

The transition was announced in 2005 and the first intel Macs shipped in
2006.

So, yes, us nobody's here really do not use LO - or so it seems.

--
"Big data can reduce anything to a single number,
  but you shouldn’t be fooled by the appearance of exactitude."
      -Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, NYT, 2014.04.07



Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 4/24/14 1:05 PM
Oh, thanks. I got it. This is not the place to post links to LibreOffice for PowerPC.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Matti Haveri 4/25/14 8:21 AM
dougm...@gmail.com wrote:
> Oh, thanks. I got it. This is not the place to post links to LibreOffice for PowerPC.

Hey wait, I'm looking for LO update for my PowerBook G4!

I planned to update my Intel Mac's LO at the same time as PPC but
couldn't wait for the PPC update so now I'm running two versions.

--
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Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? bear...@gmail.com 4/28/14 2:48 AM
Your work is very important to me. I own a PowerPC Mac's (Power Mac G5 Quad, PowerBook G4 1.67  Ghz, etc) and I'm looking forward to your further releases. I'd like to draw your attention to the site macpowerpc.com which enables informing about LibreOffice updates!
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? Alan Browne 4/28/14 1:40 PM
On 2014.04.24, 16:05 , dougm...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Monday, April 21, 2014 4:54:28 PM UTC-4, Alan Browne wrote:
>> On 2014.04.21, 13:40 , dougm...@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> "Calibra") in M$ Word OOXML crashes LO. So... Nobody still really
>>
>>> uses LO on PowerPC, except me?
>>
>>
>>
>> People who hang out in these groups (myself included) are Apple Mac fans
>>
>> and users to some degree or other.  While some may be clinging to a
>>
>> faithful PPC Mac here or there they also likely have an intel Mac too.
>>
>>
>>
>> Then of course there is the general paucity of LO users regardless of OS.
>>
>>
>>
>> The transition was announced in 2005 and the first intel Macs shipped in
>>
>> 2006.
>>
>>
>>
>> So, yes, us nobody's here really do not use LO - or so it seems.
>>
> Oh, thanks. I got it. This is not the place to post links to LibreOffice for PowerPC.

I didn't mean that it's not appropriate.  I meant that you should not be
surprised that there are very few (if any) replies.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 5/12/14 10:51 AM
For all PowerPC addicted guys,
here is LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha1_20140512_MacOS_PPC:

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha1_20140512_MacOS_PPC.dmg

LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha1_20140512_MacOS_PPC.dmg
----------------------------------------------------
This build is made off master commit
    >> commit 867aa217e6bcb543ea61c61f10088042d632bd07
    >> Author: Thomas Arnhold <tho...@arnhold.org>
    >> Sun May 11, 2014
with these additional patches uploaded to upstream:
    https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/9312/
    https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/9180/
    https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/9177/
MD5
(LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha1_20140512_MacOS_PPC.dmg) = 6a5e03bafa90ced120bbc3d81ee05f08

I'm posting it here not for "museuming" it, but for trying and for using.
Bug reports are welcome on https://bugs.freedesktop.org/ , for example (mine): https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78007

-- douglas
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 5/22/14 9:04 AM
What to do after that?
To stick with 4.3-beta (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugHunting_Session_4.3.0 !) and then 4.3 releases or to continue with master branch for 4.4?

commit dea4a3b9d7182700abeb4dc756a24a9e8dea8474
Date:   Wed May 21 19:16:44 2014 +0200

    bump product version to 4.4.0.0.alpha0+
    Change-Id: Ic309dbcc49a423bce10e9ea711e8ba0702552816
 
-AC_INIT([LibreOffice],[4.3.0.0.alpha1+],[],[],[http://documentfoundation.org/])
+AC_INIT([LibreOffice],[4.4.0.0.alpha0+],[],[],[http://documentfoundation.org/])
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? bear...@gmail.com 5/23/14 1:41 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing 4.3-beta version from you. Best regards, Vladimir
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 6/16/14 6:09 AM
On Friday, May 23, 2014 4:41:23 PM UTC-4, bear...@gmail.com wrote:
> I'm looking forward to seeing 4.3-beta version from you. Best regards, Vladimir

Here you are:
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta2_20140615_MacOS_PPC.dmg

After this, I'll be with master branch (currently called 4.4.0alpha0), because:
1) there're no patches for beta and stable releases which are not in master too (it can only go one way: master --> other branches);
2) stable at date T is the same as master at date T-1, but without new features;
3) it's much harder to commit to beta and stable than for master.

All the best from Douglas!
Heh, I found this news: http://ppcluddite.blogspot.ru/2014/05/libreoffice-on-powerpc-lives-and-so.html -- hello to the author!
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 6/30/14 3:57 AM
As long as I got no response for 4.3beta2, I removed PowerPC support promise from 4.3 and now it's right on 4.4:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/index.php?title=ReleaseNotes%2F4.4&diff=95654&oldid=95426#Mac_OS_X
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 7/12/14 5:39 AM
Meet the new build (master:bce9994):
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/LibreOfficeDev_4.4.0.0.alpha0_20140711_MacOS_PPC.dmg

Hope you'll enjoy it.

--Douglas
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 8/25/14 2:46 AM
Sad news: LibreOffice team goes to drop 10.6 and 10.7 support since 4.4 ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/index.php?title=ReleaseNotes%2F4.4&diff=99539&oldid=98768 ). The reason for this is "not enough OpenGL support".

What's the point of dropping even more userbase due to OpenGL support?

I made patch ``don't force OpenGL requirement as "must have"'' ( https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/11101/ ), but team is against it.

My patches are not accepted by upstream anymore. This will render my work to be very hard (if possible at all).

If there's still any demand for LibreOffice @ OSX 10.5-10.7, can you please raise some attention to it.

<@moggi> nobody cares about your ppc builds
< dougmencken> moggi: leave marketing team with TDF builds, but leave an option for others
<@moggi> you have your own branch where you can disable any feature that you want but any option comes with costs
< dougmencken> moggi: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/34886/can-powerpc-please-be-supported-in-the-long-term/
< dougmencken> nobody?!
<@moggi> wow, one person

Thanks,
--Doug
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Re:LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? android 8/25/14 10:24 PM
In article <slrnlvnpdd.2m4l.g.kreme@amelia.local>,
 Lewis <g.kreme@gmail.com.dontsendmecopies> wrote:

> Okay, so one time? In band camp? dougm...@gmail.com
> <dougm...@gmail.com> was all, like:
>  -->          Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:46:20 -0700 (PDT)
>  <f5931f64-7b5c-4db0-95b8-3ff3a8122340@googlegroups.com>
> > Sad news: LibreOffice team goes to drop 10.6 and 10.7 support since
> > 4.4 (
> > https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/index.php?title=ReleaseNotes%2F4.4&diff=
> > 99539&oldid=98768
> > ). The reason for this is "not enough OpenGL support".
>
> > What's the point of dropping even more userbase due to OpenGL support?
>
> This implies there is much user base stuck at PowerPC. There isn't.

No, 10.6 and 10.7 are Intel... I think that most of us that have LO on
our machines have it to open legacy files from WP and early MSO.
Existing builds will continue serve that purpose.
It's time to thank those who might have made special patches for those
legacy systems and let go on with their lives instead of banging their
heads into a wall...

Err... Thanks to Doug and his friends, BTW...
--
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Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 9/13/14 12:06 PM
Actually, it's time to ask for demand.
Well, I can build just for myself. (Currently I'm using "Built by Douglas Mencken for PowerPC (2014-08-25, master:552f139)" version personally, not upladed anywhere.)

Do **you** need a newer build of LibreOffice for PowerPC @OSX?
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? tobias...@gmail.com 9/20/14 2:07 AM
I don't exactly *need* it - as the last public version for PPC OS X works well for the couple of things I need it for.
So for me it would be nice seeing a stable release one or two times per year - for example the last bugfix release of every even version (4.0.4, then 4.2.6, then 4.4.?). You could determine your release cycle like you wish - and your time permits.

I myself am maintaining WebKit for (Snow) Leopard as a hobby project (I like it because it's simply better integrated with the OS than TenFourFox, and faster therfore - even without JavaScript JIT) - mostly for myself and I'm sharing my achievements online.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? bear...@gmail.com 9/25/14 11:48 AM

>
> Do **you** need a newer build of LibreOffice for PowerPC @OSX?
 

Yes, of course!!! :-)
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 9/26/14 2:08 PM
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:48:29 PM UTC-4, bear...@gmail.com wrote:
> Yes, of course!!! :-)
The answer I dreamed to get ;)

So LibreOffice will live for Power!
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 11/2/14 10:35 AM
Currently, I made 16 commits to my dedicated branch (which follows master):

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/pictures/ports-macosx10.5-master--summary--02nov2014.png

You can see it yourself here:

https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/gitweb?p=core.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/ports/macosx10.5/master

The question now is compiler. There's no matching compiler with C+11 support for Darwin-dyld now.

GCC does "internal compiler error": https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61759 (and fresh 4.9.2 is just unbuildable: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=63703)
LLVM doesn't "support for PowerPC in RuntimeDyldMachO.cpp" yet, so clang can't generate powerpc code for darwin: http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=16885

Another choice is to use Apple-patched gcc-4.2 for objcxx (.mm) stuff, it's not C+11 addicted now. Or to go "free" GNUstep way. Or to go X11 way. I suppose, I will try as many options as I can.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? jacobus....@gmail.com 1/25/15 2:28 AM
Just discovered this in a reference on LibreOffice site. I am downloading your PPC build of 4.4 now. Currently running 4.6.2. Thank you in advance for paying attention to this. I shall be interested to see how it flies...
   J
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? tnxg...@gmail.com 5/18/15 9:08 AM
There is a way to install gcc 4.9.2 on powerpc (I have done it)
check these links out:

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.in/2014/08/get-your-pkgs-from-src-on-ppc.html
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=1579
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? tnxg...@gmail.com 5/19/15 4:04 AM
I subscribed and posted on the libreoffice forum saying I was still an active user of the powerpc build, if we had enough people doing the same, we could have a change to be heard
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Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 10/5/15 5:51 PM
And now... After more than the year of absence... Fresh build of libreoffice for OSX 10.5 powerpc is available again!

See LibreOfficeDev_5.1.0.0.alpha1_20150110_MacOS_PPC.dmg ( MD5 39933525595098cf1faaa160e05bb8ec ) at http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/

~~ Doug
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 10/8/15 3:29 PM
I almost forgot... If you met any problem like it doesn't launch first try to patch with http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/LibreOfficeDev%20Patcher.app.zip
On my side, patched version works well even on just-installed Leopard http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/manulix/other/libreoffice/pictures/lo-5.1tenfive20151001patched-on_fresh_leopard.png

If it continues to refuse to work, try to launch via Terminal : drop LibreOfficeDev(.app) to Terminal window and add /Contents/MacOS/soffice ~-
/Applications/LibreOfficeDev.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice
and look for errors in output ( but ignore "autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking" and "ATSFontFindFromContainer failed" )

Any feedback is very appreciated

~-Doug
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? chmee...@gmail.com 10/13/15 11:00 AM
Hi Doug,

I just wanted to add to this thread, many thanks for your work on this.  I'm using your 5.1 snapshot build and it works quite well (post-patching), on a 1.67GHz AlBook.  A little slow, but that's the nature of a 10 year old laptop in the modern era.

I'm really glad somebody is taking the time to maintain this.

- Justin
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 10/16/15 2:56 AM
Happy to see your experience!

You can also try new build started October 15th MMXV ~ LibreOfficeDev_5.1.0.alpha1+_20151015_MacOSX_PPC.dmg MD5 ee7b19f222e50053df4a3b14ebc5665e
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? psuc...@yahoo.com 1/3/16 4:09 PM
I cannot mount any of the 5.1.0 disk images. Says not recognized.  Currently running 4.4.0.0 Alpha 20140820 and it works fine without any patching. My OSx is 10.5.8 on a G4.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? psuc...@yahoo.com 1/3/16 4:14 PM
On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:29:48 PM UTC-4, dougm...@gmail.com wrote:
I cannot mount any of the 5.1.0 disk images.  OSX says not recognized. I'm currently using 4.4.0.0alpha0-20140820 without issue, without patch. My OSX is 10.5.8 on a G4 mac.
Re: LibreOffice no longer for PowerPC? dougm...@gmail.com 1/11/16 11:49 AM
On Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 7:14:38 PM UTC-5, psuc...@yahoo.com wrote:
> I cannot mount any of the 5.1.0 disk images.  OSX says not recognized. I'm currently using 4.4.0.0alpha0-20140820 without issue, without patch. My OSX is 10.5.8 on a G4 mac.

This time I made it ZIP-compressed bundle. Meet LibreOfficeDev_2016-01-10_5.2.0.alpha0_MacOSX_PPC.zip
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