How to enable APPR with Apache OpenOffice 3.4 on Ubuntu 11.04
APPR is a performance toolset for OpenOffice. You will get a step-to-step guide on "How to enable APPR with Apache OpenOffice 3.4 on Ubuntu 11.04".
- 1 Get AOO3.4 build ready with APPR patch
- 2 Install Macro library for APPR
- 3 Install 3rd support for APPR
- 4 Run APPR for AOO3.4
Get AOO3.4 build ready with APPR patch
Make a full build for Apache OpenOffice 3.4
You can get the source code from "https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/ooo/trunk". Please put it under "~/aoo340/build", mark the place as AOO_HOME. Make sure that you can locate to all the modules under "$AOO_HOME/main". Please follow the build guide to make a full build on Ubuntu. Then you can get the installation package at "$AOO_HOME/main/instsetoo_native/unxlngi6.pro/OpenOffice/archive/install/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.0_Linux_x86_install-arc_en-US.tar.gz". Please extract it, rename the new dir to soffice and move it to "~/aoo340/". You can get a dir "~/aoo340/soffice/openoffice.org3", mark the place as SOFFICE_HOME.
Get the package for APPR
Here is the link. Please put it under "~/aoo340" and uncompress it. You can get a dir "~/aoo340/APPR.for.AOO340.on.Ubuntu.11.04/APPR", mark the place as APPR_HOME. Then run commands below to apply APPR's patch into AOO's codebase.
cd "$APPR_HOME/src/appr_hook/ooo_patch" chmod a+x apply.sh ./apply.sh "$AOO_HOME/main"
Rebuild modules for Apache OpenOffice 3.4
Please rebuild some AOO's mudules with "export TIMELOG=TRUE"
cd "$AOO_HOME/main" source LinuxX86.Env.sh export TIMELOG=TRUE cd sal rm -rf unxlngi6.pro build -P4 deliver
cd ../sfx2 make clean make -sr
Update Apache OpenOffice 3.4
Please copy the new lib to the right place.
cd "$AOO_HOME/main/solver/340/unxlngi6.pro/lib" sudo cp libuno_sal.so.3 "$SOFFICE_HOME/../openoffice.org/ure/lib/" sudo cp libsfx.so "$SOFFICE_HOME/basis-link/program/"
Install Macro library for APPR
You need to launch AOO3.4 by command "$SOFFICE_HOME/program/soffice.bin" in ternimal. Then import the Macro library "$APPR_HOME/starBASIC/script.xlb". Please refer to the user guide under "$APPR_HOME/docs".
Install 3rd support for APPR
Check gawk on Ubuntu
gawk is needed to run APPR. You can run command "sudo apt-get install gawk" to install it.
Check bash on Ubuntu
APPR is a bash shell script. You can run command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash" to make "dash" as not a default setting.
Check Perl on Ubuntu
You can run command "sudo apt-get install libperl-dev" to install it.
Check YAML on Ubuntu
You can run command "sudo apt-get install libyaml-perl" to install it.
Check SVG Viewer on Ubuntu
FireFox is selected here to display SVG file. You can run command "sudo apt-get install firefox" to install it. If you have a recommended one. Please update this section. Thanks!
Install Perl module SVG
You can get it from SVG-2.28. Run the following commands to install it.
tar xvf SVG-2.28.tar.gz cd SVG-2.28 sudo perl -MCPAN -e "install SVG"
Install Perl module miniXML
You can get it from XML-Mini-1.38. Run the following commands to install it.
tar xvf XML-Mini-1.38.tar.gz cd XML-Mini-1.38 perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install
Install Perl module XML::Simple
You can get it from XML-Simple-2.18. Run the following commands to install it.
tar xvf XML-Simple-2.18.tar.gz cd XML-Simple-2.18 perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install
Run APPR for AOO3.4
You need to set executable attribution for shell script under "$APPR_HOME"
cd "$APPR_HOME" chmod a+x *
You can run commands as below to launch Aoo3.4. Here is a snapshot for "Startup"
cd "$APPR_HOME" ./appr -t "$SOFFICE_HOME/program/soffice.bin" -p Startup