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Proposed Addition to 'What doesn't work w/o Java' pages

Postby INOV8TN » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:58 pm

Hi -

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and THANKS so very much for such wonderful software, documentation and even tutorials and Wiki's. I've been enjoying OO for longer than I can remember - especially Writer and Calc and whatever they were called 'back in the day'.

I've been having a frustrating time on 32 bit AntiX getting AOO 4.1.3 to find and use the JRE. (Can't find the JRE.)

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$ openoffice4
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gail"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"

I came here to browse the Forums and other Doc and of course started at the top and then read some pages that seemed to trivialize the consequences of not having a JRE working in support of AOO.

The biggie for me is 'HELP'. The Help searches (e.g. Writer & Calc - maybe other modules) don't work w/o Java. Can I safely infer that the HELP function is based on a database?

And that's why I was surprised that the site page(s) didn't mention the consequences of not having Java supporting AOO.

Thought you'd like to know.

I'll research and perhaps post details of my JRE situation in the appropriate forum.

Thanks again for all that the OO team does!

Hope this helps.

- Bill
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Re: Proposed Addition to 'What doesn't work w/o Java' pages

Postby RoryOF » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:25 pm

libgail seems to be related to a gnome accessibility implementation library and libatk-bridge is to do with AT-SPI 2 toolkit bridge. You may need to install these packages separately.

Antix16 is an interesting, compact distro. Do they provide an Antix Java package?
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Re: Proposed Addition to 'What doesn't work w/o Java' pages

Postby acknak » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:11 pm

As a workaround, could you use LibreOffice's help pages? They're the same help content as what AOO provides through the Help menu, except they're hosted on the web:
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