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Quirky April64 6.96

January 30, 2015 — BarryK
I did a complete recompile in T2, now have built another April64. Version 6.96 is not yet to be treated as release quality, let's say it is a "beta" release.

Apart from various bug fixes, I have recompiled SeaMonkey in April64, not in T2, as I am able to do it that way to fix a bug.
(SM bugs are discussed in the forum thread, see link below)

I also promised a surprise. I compiled LibreOffice and it is included in this April64. Still have Abiword and Gnumeric, so it is more bloated than it needs to be.

I compiled LibreOffice natively, in April64, not in T2, as this is my first attempt at compiling this beastie.

In future, I am going to attempt to reduce it's size a bit more, and also get it to compile in T2.

Feedback on LibreOffice is welcome. I am new to using it, so don't know all of it's ins-and-outs. But, it does seem basically working.
My impression of Writer is, very nice indeed.

OK, get April64 6.96 from here:

Forum feedback can be provided to this thread, from page 15:

Extra notes
If you have a 3G USB3 modem, you will need to uncomment the "storage delay" variable in /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf.
This has also been discussed in the forum.

LibreOffice Base is there, but not in the menu. It doesn't seem to have a supporting database engine. I haven't got a clue how to use it.


I have uploaded bones, commit '20150131065640', used to compile the binary packages used for April64 6.96.

The main differences from the previous compile, is I have added 'nspr' and 'nss' packages, and modified the 'seamonkey' .conf file.

Tags: quirky, linux