Re: libreoffice: US Letter selected when A4 present in /etc/papersize
On 04/13/12 17:42, A Bug Reporter wrote:
Yes, I have it installed. Your suggestions seem to have helped for
which I thank you, but these things should work out of the box. There
are a large number of heuristics that could be used to to figure out
which paper format is likely desired by the user as a default. The UI
could also reflect a checkmark somewhere saying that this format
should be in the future with an additional piece of information for
people in the admin group saying that this can be configured system
wide in the way you described.
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:44:17AM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 09:52:01AM +0200, A Bug Reporter wrote:
LibreOffice by default selects US Letter to be the format to use
for printing. Every other program selects A4 correctly as
configured in /etc/papersize. The problem is that there needs to be
a system-wide method of selecting a default paper size and a
user-specific method such that users can override system settings
when they want.
Apparently LO "lost" the cals to paperconf and thus lost reading
Actually, not, it just moved into i18nutil:
So, do you have libpaper-utils installed? That one contains "paperconf".
There are just so many ways to solve it that it boggles the mind that
something as simple as printing a document, something which worked in
Microsoft Word97 (that's 15 years ago (!)) still doesn't work on Debian.
Some developer from LibreOffice is hereby invited to explain how they
managed to get into that situation. For Debian about the same thing
holds: how can you release something in this state?
Lack of developers is not an excuse, since Debian can also opt for not
packaging LibreOffice and thereby acting as a filter of quality and
via that way communicate to the world that LibreOffice isn't worth the
time to look at. I have no problems with you shipping crap (because
that's what it is) in the unstable distribution, but stable should
have higher quality software, because it is meant as a production
system as opposed to testing/unstable/experimental.
If somehow you (as in whoever reads this) think that printing not
working out of the box does not mean it is a piece of crap, then the
conversation is over, since that just means you are out of touch with
Also, please do not point out that this libreoffice is a backported
package, because openoffice is broken in yet another way to which the
exact same arguments apply. If you had any plans of writing that
particular response, just mark yourself too as useless in this
Use MS office with Wine... that works better. I tend to think it'll take
2 to 3 years to for libreoffice to be *usable*. The PM doesn't have to
do anything with it.
You want a better e.g., see KDE.