Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72414
Open Office too slow to load
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
Open Office takes 10-12 seconds to load on my p2 333mhz computer with 400+ megs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Open Office
Actual Results: It takes too long, especailly for users coming from Windows who
expect their Office applications to load automatically.
Expected Results: For Open Office to load more quickly.
I know that MS Office is loaded into memory already unlike Open Office, but many
desktop users expect their Office applications to load quickly. There are ways
to load Open Office into memory, and would be nice to provide an option to the
end-user to enable a 'quick-start' for Open Office. It it very annoying when I
receive an email at work with a Word attatchment and have to wait 10-12 seconds
before reading it.
If you start OpenOffice.org with
/usr/bin/ooffice -quickstart -plugin
then next time you'll run ooffice, it will come out faster (but when you exit
it it will take its time again).
prelink(8) can save some time from the startup too, but some libraries will
have to be added DT_RPATH dynamic tags for it.
There is certainly lots of room for improvement, but our priority for this release
has been to make sure it works, the next step will be to optimize what can
be optimized easily (and to themeize it etc.).
Created attachment 90241 [details]
A simple quickstart shell script to keep OOO in memory
Put this script in /usr/bin add "quicko" to your session
OOO will start quicker and stay in memory after being closed.
Somewhat fixed with prelinking and preloading in 1.1. Will not be
fixed in 1.0.x series.