Feature #16911

Consider removing LibreOffice Math

Added by sajolida 2019-07-24 15:33:52 . Updated 2019-09-05 00:03:54 .

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  • It’s super specialized and probably only used by very few Tails users.
  • Users who need it probably know what it is already and can install it using Additional Software.
  • Bonus, I’ll get everybody rid of the top-level menu “Science” in “Applications” and help newcomers find their way. Cf Bug #11248.
  • It might also save us some megabytes.

Let’s try and see :)


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #16688: Core work 2019Q3 → 2019Q4: User experience Resolved


#1 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-24 15:34:27

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Description updated

#2 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-24 15:35:19

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Feature Branch set to feature/16911-remove-libreoffice-math

I’ll see how much space it saves us.

#3 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-24 15:37:59

  • blocks Feature #16688: Core work 2019Q3 → 2019Q4: User experience added

#4 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-25 13:24:08

LibreOffice Math is not in the Applications menu anymore in Tails 4.0. Maybe that’s a bug…

#5 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-26 12:03:20

The size of the build is the same, too bad.

#6 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-26 12:12:06

  • Status changed from In Progress to Needs Validation

In a64f183bae from feature/buster, LibreOffice Math doesn’t appear in the Applications menu. If I start lomath from a terminal, it opens and displays pretty much like in Tails 3.15, with it’s own interface and application icon.

So I think that there is a bug in the referencing of LibreOffice Math in feature/buster. Removing if would be a simple way of ignoring this bug (otherwise, why would we keep an application that’s “invisible”).

Assigning to 4.0 but if we want to remove it we can do it earlier.

I’ll test my branch before asking for a review.

#7 Updated by sajolida 2019-07-29 11:42:13

  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)

It works!

#8 Updated by intrigeri 2019-07-30 22:01:28

  • Assignee set to intrigeri

#9 Updated by intrigeri 2019-07-30 22:10:46

  • Status changed from Needs Validation to Fix committed
  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)

Cherry-picked into stable, then merged stable → devel, then deleted the branch that was based on devel.

#10 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2019-09-05 00:03:54

  • Status changed from Fix committed to Resolved