I'm trying to find the source of LibreOffice's problematic behavior. I applied all the methods I knew to detect source of problem and could not reach a conclusion. I think there must be other methods that I do not know. I know every bug is unique, but I think it is something I will learn from this bug and i need your experiences.
Here are the methods I use to detect the source of the problem:
1. The document is free from unnecessary information as much as possible. 2. Compile LibreOffice(last developmen version) with --enable-debug mode and observe standard output while reproducing the problem. 3. If possible to walk around and produce a smooth document, compare the
problematic and problem-free document xml files. 4. Investigate whether there is an article written about the problematic feature. 5. Examine the probable key words in the source code and examine the information in the suspected parts in debug mode.
For the following bug:
2. Done. There is no related output
3. For this bug it is posibble to produce problem-free document with same reproducement steps. (Inconsistent behavior) Compared: Exactly same xml files.
says 3.3.0 is buggy too. So would be good to clarify if this bug is indeed a
regression (that is: I used to work in LibreOffice 3.3.0). If so, it can be
bibisected (this is why there is a bibisectRequest keyword on the bug):