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From Steve Yin <>
Subject Re: IA2 branch testing of r1484083 merege with trunk
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:13:00 GMT

Thanks for paying close attention to IA2 work! I will resume the IA2
development at the beginning of September.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM, V Stuart Foote <>wrote:

> Jamie,
> James Teh wrote
> > I've since discovered that I can only reproduce this if I run Writer
> > directly; i.e. via the icon named "OpenOffice Writer" in the Start Menu
> > or by running swriter.exe. If I run the main OpenOffice application
> > (i.e. the icon named "OpenOffice" in the Start Menu or soffice.exe),
> > everything works as it should, even after I select to open a new text
> > document. If I open a file associated with OpenOffice, everything works
> > correctly also.
> >
> > Can you reproduce this by running Writer directly?
> Yes I get exactly the same result with this r1484083 based ia2 branch
> build.
> Except for the swriter.exe launcher, all the other components launch
> without
> issue as does the Start Center.  And like you, when Writer is launched from
> the start center, it comes up cleanly.
> On an initial launch from the Writer shortcut, or if running the writer.exe
> directly--the swriter.exe, soffice.exe, and soffice.bin will all run--but
> the writer session hangs.  Have to manually end the writer process from
> task
> manager.  A relaunch of any OpenOffice launcher or the start center panel
> results in a recovery panel that will not complete.
> A reset of user profile (i.e. delete %AppData%\Openffice ) is the clean way
> to return function, as edit of the XML recovery stanzas in the OpenOffice
> registrymodifications.xcu configuration file is not worth the hassle.  The
> user profile will rebuild to default, and just reactivate the Tools -->
> Options --> Accessibility --> Support assistive technology tools.
> This issue with the writer.exe launcher is not a problem on the AOO 4.0.0
> release, so should resolve when Steve Y. rebases the ia2 branch.
>  Meanwhile,
> best to simply not use the writer.exe launcher in working with the ia2
> branch.
> Stuart
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Best Regards,

Steve Yin

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