open office

Barney Wolff barney at
Wed Nov 12 08:23:57 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 08:07:11AM -0800, 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.

Running same but with 1GB RAM (and dual Athlon 2200+, but I suspect that
doesn't matter) I see no such problems.

One hint is that with file/new/business-card clicked it takes 95MB RAM,
so you may be seeing paging delays.  Get more memory.  Openoffice is a
real hog - but I bless it for freeing me from my MS addiction.

Barney Wolff
I'm available by contract or FT, in the NYC metro area or via the 'Net.

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