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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Image loss in Writer documents
Date Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:30:08 GMT
On Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:07:15 -0700
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie> wrote:
> 
> > There is an existing bu
> > https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=59915
> > on image loss in Writer documents. On the en-Forum, John-Ha has made a
> > useful post of diagnostic information, which clearly links this problem to
> > the memory allocations for graphics in OpenOffice (and garbage
> > collection?). John_Ha's post is at
> > https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=314079#p314079
> >
> > With modern memory sizes the memory allocations in OpenOffice may be too
> > conservative and should be revised upwards, but this may involve major
> > surgery to the code. Perhaps such a revision should be targeted for the
> > next major release?
> >
> >
> > --
> > Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>
> >
> 
> If I'm reading this thread correctly, it seems users' actually memory on
> their machines were fairly conservative -- up to 4MB it seems -- but
> increasing the graphics cache by users seemed to solve the problem. Is this
> a correct assessment?
>

I think the more recent reports are from better memoried machines. In particular I would expect
that John_Ha's informtion and machine would be most helpful, as coming from a computer adept
working with a well specified machine. One does not wish to have to flag OpenOffice with a
warning "BEWARE! Do not attempt to use more than 30(say) images in any document".

> Could these issues be rectified by more information on the use of Memory
> Options and how they effect performance?

I doubt that will help - more people, with less skills, are using OpenOffice; they expect
it to work 'out of the box', without tweaking. Anyway, let's see what others on the dev list
think; a graphics cache of 256MB max seems unreasonably low in the days of 4/8/16 GB machines.
 

> 
> There's an old doc about this:
> https://www.openoffice.org/about_us/configuration_guide.html
> 
> but it could probably use some updating and better explanation.
> 
> 
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> MzK
> 
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Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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