Currently, from the UI it is not possible to create a new / empty document. We assume we always open a existing one. We need to add a UI element in document browser to add a new document for each type of document we support.
Steps to Reproduce:
User Profile Reset: No
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
There seem to be several people currently working on this:
- Mert: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/35091
- Gautam: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/35183
At the same time, there is work being done by Jan, "to replace the current android/ios viewers", in:
- and other, see: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/q/owner:%22jan+iversen+%253Cjani%2540libreoffice.org%253E%22+ios
Some coordination may be needed.
It is common to announce that you're working on a bug in the bug report. I knew that Gautam was working on this and even explained him how to solve this properly. Sorry Mert I didn't remind Gautam to write it here.
As for Jan's solution - it is interesting but I don't think our JS client can compete with native Android that uses OpenGL ES to accelerate the view. I encourage him to continue with the work and think both can coexist.
Sorry, I'll take care next time for announcing the bug I'm working on. The commit is under review right now(https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/35183/). @Tomaz, please review the commit whenever you get time and suggest changes (if any). Thanks.
brainbreaker committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#106325 - No way to create a new Document
It will be available in 5.4.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Per http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=1503769fe15c122ff2bb8f6f7e7b4ab72656ddc2 described in Comment 4, this is now resolved.
Great work, brainbreaker!
per comment 5, verified.