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Windows 7: LibreOffice 4.0 Released


19 Feb 2013   #21
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
We know that. But what PART of Base?
The part that uses SQL relations in a database.

OOo's java requirements were the same way and now that I've made the switch to Libre I finally went looking for an answer because I also didn't like that "one liner" about java.

I had a feeling it had to do with SQL, ODBC, and DBMS, but wasn't sure, and why the big secret?
I found some clues discussing the new release of Libre 4 (sound familiar?) at OS News.

Specifically, this one mentions Base needs it for JDBC, and this one mentions it's needed as a hook for compatibility primarily with MS Access a MS Office application.

I could also see it being needed for MS Excel, Project, and maybe Word, any program that has the capability to handle databases.


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19 Feb 2013   #22
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Wait, so base isn't the alternative to Excel?
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19 Feb 2013   #23
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Wait, so base isn't the alternative to Excel?
Calc

Hope this helps

Regards
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19 Feb 2013   #24
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Wait, so base isn't the alternative to Excel?
Calc

Hope this helps

Regards
Actually it does.

having the spreadsheet app not work would suck for most people.
having the database app not work will suck for far fewer people.
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19 Feb 2013   #25
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You would be surprised with how many people use databases in everyday life, even yourself.

Every time you start or reboot you machine you are invoking a database, i.e. Windows Registry.

Quote:
First, let's take a look at just what the registry is and what function it provides. In much of Microsoft's documentation, the Microsoft® Windows® Registry is considered a central repository for configuration data. Just what does this mean? Well, I can't think of any better way to put it than by stating that it's simply a database for configuration files. The structure is hierarchical, meaning that configuration data is stored in order—much like a simple outline would be structured. Furthermore, each piece of data is stored in the outline as an order pair—that is, it has an associated name and a value assigned to it. It's very much the way all of your online transactions are conducted. You're assigned an account number (the name), and when you order, you've created a balance (the value).

Source: Tech Net | The Windows Registry
There are hints in the OS News thread I linked that the folks at Libre are working on a way to eliminate java completely and I have to agree with mjf about those VBMacros:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
What do you think about a Visual Basic Macro compatibility workaround? I think the Excel macro issues are a big one for the business user. Get that solved and Office may become a dead duck.
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19 Feb 2013   #26
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
You would be surprised with how many people use databases in everyday life, even yourself.

Every time you start or reboot you machine you are invoking a database, i.e. Windows Registry.
Does LibreOffice use Java to work with the registry?
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19 Feb 2013   #27
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Not to my knowledge, now, let me ask you a question.

Where did you ever get the idea that Libre has anything at all to do with the Windows registry?
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19 Feb 2013   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Has anyone verified Libreoffice works without Java ?
Is it worth while to dump OO for it ?
I run Libre Office in Zorin without Java
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19 Feb 2013   #29
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Has anyone verified Libreoffice works without Java ?
Is it worth while to dump OO for it ?
I run Libre Office in Zorin without Java
I'm using Writer and Calc now with JRE turned off.

-librejavaoff.jpg

The gui is a little different, but hey, you should be able to ride a bike after a couple of hours, eh?


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19 Feb 2013   #30
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

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