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Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm
running ver. 4.2.1.1.

Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.

I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting
rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.

I'm SO ready for the next version.

Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?

Thanks,

t.

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Tom,
Tom Cloyd wrote
Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm
running ver. 4.2.1.1.

Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.

I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting
rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.
Not sure your work flow is going to be stable on any spread sheet program--too many moving parts.

But if ALL you are interested in is a solid Spreadsheet, perhaps have a look at an alternative. Gnumeric comes to mind--http://www.gnumeric.org/

Otherwise, the "mature" LibreOffice 4.1.6 is very stable (but at the end of its development life).  

I'm SO ready for the next version.

Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?
The 4.2.4 "fresh" build is just rolling out now.  

But my suggestion would be to test the calc component for 4.3.0  where there has been very substantive refactoring work to improve its function and stability.  It is available now in its initial alpha build--personally I'd give that a go--it is here: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/
 
Stuart
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Tom,

I should have added a note regards option of doing a parallel installation so you can test the versions side-by-side to identify the best stability for your work flow.

See this Wiki page:  https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel

Regards,

Stuart
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On 4/29/2014 6:21 PM, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm
> running ver. 4.2.1.1.
>
> Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
> of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
> times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
> Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.
>
> I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting
> rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.
>
> I'm SO ready for the next version.
>
> Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?

4.2.3 is the current release version.

Why do you think that 4.2.1 is current?

4.2.4 will be released very soon though.

Or you could always roll back to 4.1.6 (prior stable branch).

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Hi :)
+1
To clarify:  the higher that 3rd digit the more stable the release is (that
is a bit of a simplification but it kinda works well).

So if stability is the main issue then the 4.1.6 is better than the 4.2.1.
 The 1st and 2nd digits say more about features and advances in
compatibility with MSO formats but "you can't make an omelet without
breaking eggs" and the new features can sometimes cause unexpected problems
on some real-world machines.  Testing can only go so far.  So i tend to try
to get the highest 1st and 2nd digits for myself but give all my colleagues
the highest 3rd digit i can reasonably manage (without breaking a sweat).


Usual causes of crashing is an unstable version of Java.  All versions
become unstable quite quickly, often even before release.  If you have to
use Java try to keep updating it at least monthly.  Mostly we steer well
away from using Java if at all possible.  It is now highly unlikely that
you'll ever need Java active in LibreOffice so switch it off in LO
Tools - Options - Advanced/Java
and untick the box that asks if you want to use java.  If LO grumbles at
some point then you can always switch it on for that task and hopefully
switch off again afterwards.  The only exception is if you are using
Accessibility tools such as screen-readers or if you are using Base with
the internal back-end.

Another cause is low settings in "Memory"
Tools - Options - Memory
and just ramp everything right up.  The defaults are set for machines with
low Ram.

Hopefully that helps a bit?  i thought we had already gone through these
options so if it's still happening there is probably some other issue.  I'm
just hoping that some of the above was unclear before.
Regards form
Tom :)




On 1 May 2014 11:00, Tanstaafl <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 4/29/2014 6:21 PM, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm
>> running ver. 4.2.1.1.
>>
>> Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
>> of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
>> times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
>> Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.
>>
>> I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting
>> rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.
>>
>> I'm SO ready for the next version.
>>
>> Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?
>>
>
> 4.2.3 is the current release version.
>
> Why do you think that 4.2.1 is current?
>
> 4.2.4 will be released very soon though.
>
> Or you could always roll back to 4.1.6 (prior stable branch).
>
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On 05/01/2014 04:00 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:

> On 4/29/2014 6:21 PM, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm
>> running ver. 4.2.1.1.
>>
>> Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
>> of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
>> times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
>> Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.
>>
>> I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting
>> rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.
>>
>> I'm SO ready for the next version.
>>
>> Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?
>
> 4.2.3 is the current release version.
>
> Why do you think that 4.2.1 is current?
[...]

Thanks for your ideas.

My LO is always downloaded from the LO site, not the kubuntu packages.
I'm currently running 4.2.1.1. When I check for updates via Help > Check
for updates, I'm told that "LibreOffice 4.2 is up to date."

That 4.2.3 is out and available is news to me. I'm downloading it right now.

t.

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Hi :)
Ahh, yeh.  The check for updates is probably checking the repos of your
distro then or not really checking at all!  Sorry about that!  It does work
if you do get the version from your package manager but i only do that on
machines that are difficult for me to reach.
Apols and regards from
Tom :)


On 1 May 2014 15:39, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 05/01/2014 04:00 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
>
>> On 4/29/2014 6:21 PM, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm
>>> running ver. 4.2.1.1.
>>>
>>> Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
>>> of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
>>> times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
>>> Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.
>>>
>>> I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting
>>> rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.
>>>
>>> I'm SO ready for the next version.
>>>
>>> Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?
>>>
>>
>> 4.2.3 is the current release version.
>>
>> Why do you think that 4.2.1 is current?
>>
> [...]
>
> Thanks for your ideas.
>
> My LO is always downloaded from the LO site, not the kubuntu packages. I'm
> currently running 4.2.1.1. When I check for updates via Help > Check for
> updates, I'm told that "LibreOffice 4.2 is up to date."
>
> That 4.2.3 is out and available is news to me. I'm downloading it right
> now.
>
> t.
>
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Progress report:

I've installed Version: 4.2.3.3, Build ID:
882f8a0a489bc99a9e60c7905a60226254cb6ff0

I've had 5 "vector::_M_range_check" crashes in a row, in one of my large
multi-sheet spreadsheet documents. What I'm trying to do that's causing
the crashes is delete about 10 rows in a sheet. Nothing more.

This error is the phantom that's been haunting me for weeks. Usually, if
I never do two significant things to a sheet without saving between
them, I can avoid the crash. When that doesn't work, I try deleting
columns and replacing them with columns from other sheets. Somehow, this
will ultimately get me to a point the crashes stop...until the next day,
when it starts all over again.

I'm still working with the sheet to try to move it along. I have little
choice. The sheet is that important.

t.

On 05/01/2014 08:45 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

> Hi :)
> Magic! :)  I hope it does help!  Let us know how it goes
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>
>
> On 1 May 2014 15:41, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Tom -
>
>     Thank you! Such useful info. Going into my LO notes for sure. All
>     of it. It's very like to help me in a variety of ways.
>
>     I appreciate much your taking the time to write such a lengthy and
>     detailed response.
>
>     Tom C.
>
>
>     On 05/01/2014 04:33 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
>
>         Hi :)
>         +1
>         To clarify:  the higher that 3rd digit the more stable the
>         release is (that
>         is a bit of a simplification but it kinda works well).
>
>         So if stability is the main issue then the 4.1.6 is better
>         than the 4.2.1.
>           The 1st and 2nd digits say more about features and advances in
>         compatibility with MSO formats but "you can't make an omelet
>         without
>         breaking eggs" and the new features can sometimes cause
>         unexpected problems
>         on some real-world machines.  Testing can only go so far.  So
>         i tend to try
>         to get the highest 1st and 2nd digits for myself but give all
>         my colleagues
>         the highest 3rd digit i can reasonably manage (without
>         breaking a sweat).
>
>
>         Usual causes of crashing is an unstable version of Java.  All
>         versions
>         become unstable quite quickly, often even before release.  If
>         you have to
>         use Java try to keep updating it at least monthly.  Mostly we
>         steer well
>         away from using Java if at all possible.  It is now highly
>         unlikely that
>         you'll ever need Java active in LibreOffice so switch it off in LO
>         Tools - Options - Advanced/Java
>         and untick the box that asks if you want to use java.  If LO
>         grumbles at
>         some point then you can always switch it on for that task and
>         hopefully
>         switch off again afterwards.  The only exception is if you are
>         using
>         Accessibility tools such as screen-readers or if you are using
>         Base with
>         the internal back-end.
>
>         Another cause is low settings in "Memory"
>         Tools - Options - Memory
>         and just ramp everything right up.  The defaults are set for
>         machines with
>         low Ram.
>
>         Hopefully that helps a bit?  i thought we had already gone
>         through these
>         options so if it's still happening there is probably some
>         other issue.  I'm
>         just hoping that some of the above was unclear before.
>         Regards form
>         Tom :)
>
>
>
>
>         On 1 May 2014 11:00, Tanstaafl <[hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>             On 4/29/2014 6:21 PM, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]
>             <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>                 Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO
>                 spreadsheets. I'm
>                 running ver. 4.2.1.1.
>
>                 Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day
>                 begins with a serious
>                 of crashes - only after I save both sheets
>                 (separately, of course) 6-12
>                 times, each time after some small operation, do they
>                 get stable.
>                 Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.
>
>                 I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around,
>                 and inserting
>                 rows, or filling in columns with data copied from
>                 other columns.
>
>                 I'm SO ready for the next version.
>
>                 Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?
>
>             4.2.3 is the current release version.
>
>             Why do you think that 4.2.1 is current?
>
>             4.2.4 will be released very soon though.
>
>             Or you could always roll back to 4.1.6 (prior stable branch).
>
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Followup - More progress. I've extracted a single sheet from the
document which reproduces this problem perfectly. I'm now working my way
toward filing a bug report. Seems like the thing to do, yes?

Tom

On 05/01/2014 08:45 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

> Hi :)
> Magic! :)  I hope it does help!  Let us know how it goes
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>
>
> On 1 May 2014 15:41, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Tom -
>
>     Thank you! Such useful info. Going into my LO notes for sure. All
>     of it. It's very like to help me in a variety of ways.
>
>     I appreciate much your taking the time to write such a lengthy and
>     detailed response.
>
>     Tom C.
>
>
>     On 05/01/2014 04:33 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
>
>         Hi :)
>         +1
>         To clarify:  the higher that 3rd digit the more stable the
>         release is (that
>         is a bit of a simplification but it kinda works well).
>
>         So if stability is the main issue then the 4.1.6 is better
>         than the 4.2.1.
>           The 1st and 2nd digits say more about features and advances in
>         compatibility with MSO formats but "you can't make an omelet
>         without
>         breaking eggs" and the new features can sometimes cause
>         unexpected problems
>         on some real-world machines.  Testing can only go so far.  So
>         i tend to try
>         to get the highest 1st and 2nd digits for myself but give all
>         my colleagues
>         the highest 3rd digit i can reasonably manage (without
>         breaking a sweat).
>
>
>         Usual causes of crashing is an unstable version of Java.  All
>         versions
>         become unstable quite quickly, often even before release.  If
>         you have to
>         use Java try to keep updating it at least monthly.  Mostly we
>         steer well
>         away from using Java if at all possible.  It is now highly
>         unlikely that
>         you'll ever need Java active in LibreOffice so switch it off in LO
>         Tools - Options - Advanced/Java
>         and untick the box that asks if you want to use java.  If LO
>         grumbles at
>         some point then you can always switch it on for that task and
>         hopefully
>         switch off again afterwards.  The only exception is if you are
>         using
>         Accessibility tools such as screen-readers or if you are using
>         Base with
>         the internal back-end.
>
>         Another cause is low settings in "Memory"
>         Tools - Options - Memory
>         and just ramp everything right up.  The defaults are set for
>         machines with
>         low Ram.
>
>         Hopefully that helps a bit?  i thought we had already gone
>         through these
>         options so if it's still happening there is probably some
>         other issue.  I'm
>         just hoping that some of the above was unclear before.
>         Regards form
>         Tom :)
>
>
>
>
>         On 1 May 2014 11:00, Tanstaafl <[hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>             On 4/29/2014 6:21 PM, Tom Cloyd <[hidden email]
>             <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>                 Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO
>                 spreadsheets. I'm
>                 running ver. 4.2.1.1.
>
>                 Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day
>                 begins with a serious
>                 of crashes - only after I save both sheets
>                 (separately, of course) 6-12
>                 times, each time after some small operation, do they
>                 get stable.
>                 Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.
>
>                 I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around,
>                 and inserting
>                 rows, or filling in columns with data copied from
>                 other columns.
>
>                 I'm SO ready for the next version.
>
>                 Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?
>
>             4.2.3 is the current release version.
>
>             Why do you think that 4.2.1 is current?
>
>             4.2.4 will be released very soon though.
>
>             Or you could always roll back to 4.1.6 (prior stable branch).
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Tom,

Believe you REALLY should get off of the 4.2.x branch and move onto the 4.3 now in alpha.
Devs have really put a lot of effort into exactly these issues for the 4.3 release.

First 4.3 alpha pre-release is
here:  http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/

or perhaps work with the nightly builds of master (4.3.0.0alpha1+) from
here: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/ you'll very quickly identify if your work flow is going to ever be supported.

Try them first  in a parallel install, and perhaps side-by-side with GNUmeric.

Stuart
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Stuart,

I'd love to. I just explored around with the link you gave. I run
Kubuntu Linux, and the link was to windows releases, but it wasn't hard
to find a deb version. I shouldn't have been put off by that /win/ link!
I'll load that up and see what I can do. It could hardly be much worse
than what I'm experiencing now.

That's for tomorrow morning, though. I've been working on this and
related issues all day, and I done it.

Will let you know what happens. I'm hopeful! I could go the GNUmeric,
but I'd like to say with calc. Like you idea of parallel with GNUmeric,
though. Will probably try that.

THANKS.

t.

On 05/01/2014 09:51 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:

> Tom,
>
> Believe you REALLY should get off of the 4.2.x branch and move onto the 4.3
> now in alpha.
> Devs have really put a lot of effort into exactly these issues for the 4.3
> release.
>
> First 4.3 alpha pre-release is
> here:  http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/
>
> or perhaps work with the nightly builds of master (4.3.0.0alpha1+) from
> here: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/ you'll very quickly
> identify if your work flow is going to ever be supported.
>
> Try them first  in a parallel install, and perhaps side-by-side with
> GNUmeric.
>
> Stuart
>
>
>
>
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Le 02/05/2014 05:51, V Stuart Foote a écrit :
> Tom,
>
> Believe you REALLY should get off of the 4.2.x branch and move onto the 4.3
> now in alpha.
> Devs have really put a lot of effort into exactly these issues for the 4.3
> release.
>
> First 4.3 alpha pre-release is
> here:  http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/

This bugs are fixed in 4.2 branch too. You can find Windows daily builds
for 4.2 branch here :
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-4-2/Win-x86@42/

Best regards
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Hi :)
Errr, the numbers beyond the 3rd digit don't mean much to most of us here.
 We do have a few devs here who might notice but it's probably beyond most
of us.

Splitting off individual worksheets sounds like a great idea.  Hopefully
none of the sheets do calculations based on figures calculated in other
worksheets do they?  It's unlikely [crosses fingers behind back] but it
does happen sometimes.

Each tab at the bottom is a separate worksheet but i guess you know that
already.

You can probably save individual tabs/worksheets as ".csv" files so that
you can work on them using simple text-editors but csv is so
non-standardised that in can be a nightmare trying to export to ".csv" in
such a way that makes it easy to open as a normal spreadsheet afterwards.

I guess the key point is whether the spreadsheets are 'just' holding data
or whether they are doing tons of calculations.

Stuart and Jean-Baptiste know a lot more about what is fixed in each
version.  I gave broad-brush-strokes but they know the detail.  So, scratch
my idea about going back to the 4.1.6.  It might suit most cases but
clearly not yours.
Regards from
Tom :)




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> Le 02/05/2014 05:51, V Stuart Foote a écrit :
> > Tom,
> >
> > Believe you REALLY should get off of the 4.2.x branch and move onto the
> 4.3
> > now in alpha.
> > Devs have really put a lot of effort into exactly these issues for the
> 4.3
> > release.
> >
> > First 4.3 alpha pre-release is
> > here:  http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/
>
> This bugs are fixed in 4.2 branch too. You can find Windows daily builds
> for 4.2 branch here :
> http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-4-2/Win-x86@42/
>
> Best regards
> JBF
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Tom,

Thanks for your thoughts, as always.

I'm copying individual sheets into new blank spreadsheets, not .csv
files, which would accomplish nothing.

And, yes, they ARE doing "tons of calculations". That appears to be the
problem - maybe. Alternatively, it appears that moving things around get
the program pretty confused pretty quickly.

See my next post, to Stuart, for an updated status report - good news.

t.

On 05/02/2014 04:05 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

> Hi :)
> Errr, the numbers beyond the 3rd digit don't mean much to most of us here.
>   We do have a few devs here who might notice but it's probably beyond most
> of us.
>
> Splitting off individual worksheets sounds like a great idea.  Hopefully
> none of the sheets do calculations based on figures calculated in other
> worksheets do they?  It's unlikely [crosses fingers behind back] but it
> does happen sometimes.
>
> Each tab at the bottom is a separate worksheet but i guess you know that
> already.
>
> You can probably save individual tabs/worksheets as ".csv" files so that
> you can work on them using simple text-editors but csv is so
> non-standardised that in can be a nightmare trying to export to ".csv" in
> such a way that makes it easy to open as a normal spreadsheet afterwards.
>
> I guess the key point is whether the spreadsheets are 'just' holding data
> or whether they are doing tons of calculations.
>
> Stuart and Jean-Baptiste know a lot more about what is fixed in each
> version.  I gave broad-brush-strokes but they know the detail.  So, scratch
> my idea about going back to the 4.1.6.  It might suit most cases but
> clearly not yours.
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>
>
>
>
> On 2 May 2014 09:44, Jean-Baptiste Faure <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Le 02/05/2014 05:51, V Stuart Foote a écrit :
>>> Tom,
>>>
>>> Believe you REALLY should get off of the 4.2.x branch and move onto the
>> 4.3
>>> now in alpha.
>>> Devs have really put a lot of effort into exactly these issues for the
>> 4.3
>>> release.
>>>
>>> First 4.3 alpha pre-release is
>>> here:  http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/
>> This bugs are fixed in 4.2 branch too. You can find Windows daily builds
>> for 4.2 branch here :
>> http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-4-2/Win-x86@42/
>>
>> Best regards
>> JBF
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Stuart,

Update and status report - good news! -

1. I've installed Version: 4.3.0.0.alpha1 Build ID:
46cfcd5a05aa1d13fecd73f5a25b64b8d8dd6781.

It's at least as solid as ver. 4.1.6.2 was for me. I'm still having
"vector::_M_range_check" crashes - but only in one particular situation.
As long as all my work is in one sheet - no errors at all. What a
relief! But moving data to another sheet crashes it under a very
specific situation.

I'm working on a replication dataset so I can file a bug and maybe see
this problem removed completely while it's still an alpha. That would be
fantastic. I'd also be actually contributing a little to development,
and I'd love to do that.

So, all the work that's gone into this new version has sure paid off for
ME, and I'm very grateful.

2. I installed 4.3.0.0 in parallel with 4.1.6.2, in case I had to revert
to that, but right now - about 25 minutes into it I don't see that
happening. Better to go forward, I think. My experiences can then help
to improve the code, maybe.

3. I installed GNUmeric. Gaaaack! Not good. It was incredibly slow. To
insert a single new row in one sheet took about 50 seconds. More
complicated things took even longer. It wouldn't copy formatting, and I
could NOT find a format painter, which I simply must have. A total no-go
for me. But, worth a look.

So, as of now, I'm back in business and moving forward, and that's a
much better place than I was yesterday - all of which was devoted to
trying to resolve this problem.

Thanks for your help for pushing me into 4.3. I had to study up on a few
things, but the LO wiki material was extremely helpful and clear, and it
solved all problems that came up.

Onward!

Tom

On 05/01/2014 09:51 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:

> Tom,
>
> Believe you REALLY should get off of the 4.2.x branch and move onto the 4.3
> now in alpha.
> Devs have really put a lot of effort into exactly these issues for the 4.3
> release.
>
> First 4.3 alpha pre-release is
> here:  http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/
>
> or perhaps work with the nightly builds of master (4.3.0.0alpha1+) from
> here: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/ you'll very quickly
> identify if your work flow is going to ever be supported.
>
> Try them first  in a parallel install, and perhaps side-by-side with
> GNUmeric.
>
> Stuart
>
>
>
>
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Tom,

Glad you are making progress.  Now, if we can impose a bit on you ;-)

It would be very helpful if you can now more completely characterize the remaining issue into a formal issue report on our Bugzilla tracker (as hosted by FreeDesktop.org but early in a migration to our own).

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/index.cgi   where you'd "Open a New Account"

Then, you can "File a Bug" from there against LibreOffice, selecting component of Spreadsheet, and setting version of 4.3.0.0.alpha1

Or alternatively, use the Bugzilla Submission Assistant as an alternative -- https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/bug/ -- with the Bugzilla log-in just created.

All very simple, but the work/pain needed would be that attached to the new bug we'd need you to put a sanitized version of the problem spreadsheet that still produces the crash.  And also include the specific steps you perform that are resulting in the "vector::_M_range_check" crashes.  The better the description of steps to reproduce with the sample document, the more likely one of the devs will be able to pin down the specific cause of the crash.

And, since you are on Linux, you might also attach a backtrace  and strace of the crash--details for that are here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugReport/Debug_Information#GNU.2FLinux

I know it will be a bit of work for you to get it submitted, but it is worth the hassle as it may lead to complete support for your work flows.

Post back with your Bugzilla issue ID once you get it filed.

Stuart


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Cloyd [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2014 9:20 AM
> To: V Stuart Foote; LibreOffice User's Help Forum
> Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: crash - crash - crash - crash. !@#$#@!
>
> Stuart,
>
> Update and status report - good news! -
>
> 1. I've installed Version: 4.3.0.0.alpha1 Build ID:
> 46cfcd5a05aa1d13fecd73f5a25b64b8d8dd6781.
>
> It's at least as solid as ver. 4.1.6.2 was for me. I'm still having
> "vector::_M_range_check" crashes - but only in one particular situation.
> As long as all my work is in one sheet - no errors at all. What a
> relief! But moving data to another sheet crashes it under a very
> specific situation.
>
> I'm working on a replication dataset so I can file a bug and maybe see
> this problem removed completely while it's still an alpha. That would be
> fantastic. I'd also be actually contributing a little to development,
> and I'd love to do that.
>
> So, all the work that's gone into this new version has sure paid off for
> ME, and I'm very grateful.
>
> 2. I installed 4.3.0.0 in parallel with 4.1.6.2, in case I had to revert
> to that, but right now - about 25 minutes into it I don't see that
> happening. Better to go forward, I think. My experiences can then help
> to improve the code, maybe.
>
> 3. I installed GNUmeric. Gaaaack! Not good. It was incredibly slow. To
> insert a single new row in one sheet took about 50 seconds. More
> complicated things took even longer. It wouldn't copy formatting, and I
> could NOT find a format painter, which I simply must have. A total no-go
> for me. But, worth a look.
>
> So, as of now, I'm back in business and moving forward, and that's a
> much better place than I was yesterday - all of which was devoted to
> trying to resolve this problem.
>
> Thanks for your help for pushing me into 4.3. I had to study up on a few
> things, but the LO wiki material was extremely helpful and clear, and it
> solved all problems that came up.
>
> Onward!
>
> Tom
>



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Tom,

When you get a chance, could you load up a newer nightly build of master, e.g. of the 4.3.0.0alpha1+ build. Found here-- http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/

Kohei Yoshida, one of the lead devs on the calc spreadsheet component,  made a range of commits on 24 April (the 4.3.0.0alpha1 was wrapped up 20 April so not included yet for it) against bugs fdo#76607 and fdo#72741.

I kind of suspect that your remaining issue may already have been corrected.   If so, let us know and perhaps add your bugzilla user ID to the CC list for the issue.

Stuart
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"Tom Cloyd":

Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.

You are supposed to use commercial software to do serious work. It is rather
strange to complain about something made just-for-fun and given you for
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Urmas -

I am "supposed" to - WHAT? You in da wrong place man. You one lost dude.

I cannot recall the last time I did what I was "supposed" to do. That's
simply alien thought. I do what I want to do. Period, which is why I'm here.

I will mercifully assume you are exercising your capacity for dry wit. I
do that sometimes, and get myself into some interesting pickles.

But just for those few who might think you could be serious:

"Libre" - that means 'free to do what you choose'. Free TO choose. Free
to complain, to work on solutions, to contribute what you can. Free to
acquire a sense of ownership. Free to offer funding, when you can. Free
to participate, and learn, and promote the best damned software you ever
used to all who will listen you.

Man, that sure does NOT describe the relationship I had with Microsoft,
Intuit, Apache, and a host of other folks who were giving me "da
bidness" for years, by figuring out new and devious ways to build walled
gardens and to force me to pay them every year for newly scrambled
interfaces and file formats, and wretched documentation, etc.

A quick trip down memory lane:

* Internet Explorer 6 - featuring the box model from hell. Torturing web
designers for well over a decade, with never even the suggestion of a
fix - they didn't flippin' care.
* Intuit Quicken - featuring mandatory updates, at a price, every year.
You get to subscribe whether you want to or not.
* Windows XP - the worst single piece of crap I even loaded onto my
computer. It got better after about a decade of updates - 5 years after
I stopped using it forever.

Does opensource software it always work. Hell no. But then neither do I,
so I can only say so much about that. What it DOES do is offer me
relentless improvement; the joy of an active, supportive community;
documentation that is very often the best I've ever seen; and contact
with folks I truly believe are the most dedicated and creative
programmers I've ever seen.

"...made just for fun..." Yeah. Serious fun. The kind that is
indistinguishable from the most meaningful work you can imagine. The
kind that's a gift to the world. The kind of fun to which my life is
dedicated.

Before I was a psychotherapist, I was a cultural anthropologist. Let me
tell you a little about leadership in primitive society: Very often,
leaders are poor. They give away what they have for the benefit of the
people, which is why they get such respect, and become leaders. I am
very happy, in the software world in which I participate, to be in the
company of such leaders. Because I am "libre", I choose to be here. I
would not choose to be anywhere else. You could not pay me to be
anywhere else.

Tom

On 05/02/2014 05:44 PM, Urmas wrote:

> "Tom Cloyd":
>
> Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
> of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
> times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
>
> You are supposed to use commercial software to do serious work. It is
> rather strange to complain about something made just-for-fun and given
> you for free.
>
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Error correction: I referred to Apache below. Silly me. End of the week
fatigue showing up.

I meant Adobe.

t.

On 05/02/2014 08:34 PM, Tom Cloyd wrote:

> Urmas -
>
> I am "supposed" to - WHAT? You in da wrong place man. You one lost dude.
>
> I cannot recall the last time I did what I was "supposed" to do.
> That's simply alien thought. I do what I want to do. Period, which is
> why I'm here.
>
> I will mercifully assume you are exercising your capacity for dry wit.
> I do that sometimes, and get myself into some interesting pickles.
>
> But just for those few who might think you could be serious:
>
> "Libre" - that means 'free to do what you choose'. Free TO choose.
> Free to complain, to work on solutions, to contribute what you can.
> Free to acquire a sense of ownership. Free to offer funding, when you
> can. Free to participate, and learn, and promote the best damned
> software you ever used to all who will listen you.
>
> Man, that sure does NOT describe the relationship I had with
> Microsoft, Intuit, Apache, and a host of other folks who were giving
> me "da bidness" for years, by figuring out new and devious ways to
> build walled gardens and to force me to pay them every year for newly
> scrambled interfaces and file formats, and wretched documentation, etc.
>
> A quick trip down memory lane:
>
> * Internet Explorer 6 - featuring the box model from hell. Torturing
> web designers for well over a decade, with never even the suggestion
> of a fix - they didn't flippin' care.
> * Intuit Quicken - featuring mandatory updates, at a price, every
> year. You get to subscribe whether you want to or not.
> * Windows XP - the worst single piece of crap I even loaded onto my
> computer. It got better after about a decade of updates - 5 years
> after I stopped using it forever.
>
> Does opensource software it always work. Hell no. But then neither do
> I, so I can only say so much about that. What it DOES do is offer me
> relentless improvement; the joy of an active, supportive community;
> documentation that is very often the best I've ever seen; and contact
> with folks I truly believe are the most dedicated and creative
> programmers I've ever seen.
>
> "...made just for fun..." Yeah. Serious fun. The kind that is
> indistinguishable from the most meaningful work you can imagine. The
> kind that's a gift to the world. The kind of fun to which my life is
> dedicated.
>
> Before I was a psychotherapist, I was a cultural anthropologist. Let
> me tell you a little about leadership in primitive society: Very
> often, leaders are poor. They give away what they have for the benefit
> of the people, which is why they get such respect, and become leaders.
> I am very happy, in the software world in which I participate, to be
> in the company of such leaders. Because I am "libre", I choose to be
> here. I would not choose to be anywhere else. You could not pay me to
> be anywhere else.
>
> Tom
>
> On 05/02/2014 05:44 PM, Urmas wrote:
>> "Tom Cloyd":
>>
>> Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious
>> of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12
>> times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable.
>>
>> You are supposed to use commercial software to do serious work. It is
>> rather strange to complain about something made just-for-fun and
>> given you for free.
>>


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