open office

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Nov 12 08:18:49 PST 2003

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Sweetleaf wrote:

> Does openoffice seem slow to respond to others? Clicking on a menu option
> such as "file" as to open a file takes about 30sec to give me the drop
> down menu. Also i have noticed there might be a problem with the way the
> port built or installed gtk, go to the business card creator and you
> should see just gibberesh instead of the wizzard layout. I am using the
> openoffice in the 5-current ports which is 1.1.0.
> System: amd athlon-xp 1800 w/256 ddr 2700 ram
> freebsd-5-current with 5-current ports.

Are you using libc_r, or another of the threading libraries? 
Interactivity problems in applications can sometimes be attributed to
thread-level scheduling or locking problems, either in the application, or
due to the threading model.  I've found that switching to libkse makes
threaded GUI applications a lot more responsive, as the GUI can continue
to update while another thread performs slow disk I/O or the like. 

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Network Associates Laboratories

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