libre version 18.104.22.168 on MS XP SP3.
- After starting the app, I can open documents by the open button. That is, by browsing the file system and choosing the file I want to edit. however, at some point, say after 2 or 3 opening of files in that way, the open process hangs after choosing the file to be opened. The small window where I selected the file stays put, and the all libreOffice hangs. I think this doesn't happen when opening files that libreOffice shows in its main window. The hanging is only for opening files after browsing the file system. My solution is to kill the libreOffice processes, and start again fresh. By doing this I can browse to the the file I wanted to, and open it for editing.
- While I am at filing libreOffice bugs, I think that an attempt was made to clean libreOffice from the SSE2 opCode. Perhaps it is not called SSE2, but something else. I mention it because I think not all SSE2 occurrences were successfully removed. I don't have more details at this point, neither an example problematic file. I do remember getting the SSE2 failing message when trying to open a native MS office file of some sort.
Just notice 5.1.0 is out. Hopefully it will fix those problems
5.0.5 should be available Real Soon Now. Who knows, one might work if the other doesn't
Back to your original post, this is just a guess, but does
produce the same or a different behaviour ?
I am now with 22.214.171.124. So far it didn't happen. I am not sure if I had past the point where it happened with my previous version. I do hope I did.
I am not sure I fully understand what do you mean by `right click open with produce'. However, I tried the few variations I could think of: be careful to click once each time, do a double click, and perhaps one or two other methods. Nothing helped.
Isn't double click the file name the same as `right click open with produce'?
makes sure you are using the exact application you want, particularly if you have more than one version of LO available
Please check a local install. If it is present, report it to the LO folks. In that case, there's no need to discuss it here. If the issue is not present in the local version, then we'd need to look at it.
As more apps drop support for pre-SSE2 processors, this will likely get worse on this specific older machine.
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!
By the way, when trying to kill libreOffice, XP will ask me to End Now/Cancel killing a non responding program.
Ah, you didn't just asked if there is a local install. You suggested to install it locally, to see if the problem is there too. I will do that, and report the outcome.
I have upstream version 126.96.36.199, Build ID c43cb650e9c145b181321ea547d38296db70f36e, running from earlier today, February 22, 2016 - 5:30am. Let us see if, and when, opening a document file, which is not in the app cache, hangs.
It happened with a local install too: Bug 98125 at upstream bugzilla.