Support flatpaked LibreOffice

(Dennis Schridde) #1

Hello everyone!

Since a while, LibreOffice publishes Flatpaks for download, to allow users an easy upgrade path on distributions shipping out-dated versions. However, when I start JabRef and click {Tools > OpenOffice/LibreOffice connection > Connect} as [described in the manual][LINK IN NEXT POST, SINCE NEW USERS ARE RESTRICTED TO ONLY TWO LINKS PER POST], JabRef cannot find the running LibreOffice. It would be great if JabRef would have a way to also detect an installation using Flatpak.

It should be possible to get the path to the installation using flatpak info org.libreoffice.LibreOffice. Actually making it work might require working together with the LibreOffice community, since they currently do not ship the JARs in the Flatpak (or I could not find them – JabRef mentions only that it could not find the JARs, but never mentioned which ones it searched for).

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(Dennis Schridde) #2

The promised link: described in the manual

I created a bugreport for LibreOffice to allow coordination between the two projects:

(Christoph) #3

Thank you very much for reporting this and looking into this and filing a bug report at LO.
I think at the moment this is more a problem of Libre Office than of JabRef, (the missing jars), but we will also look into this and see if we can add a check for LO flatpak.


(Dennis Schridde) #4

Stephan Bergmann (RedHat) asks which JARs are needed by JabRef.

(Christoph) #5

JabRef needs to access the following jars:

“unoil.jar”, “jurt.jar”, “juh.jar”, "ridl.jar