In my dev build, on Linux:
- make sure Firefox is not running
- open a web page from LibreOffice (eg. Help -> About LibreOffice... -> Contributor Credits)
- Firefox is launched, but LibreOffice freezes until it is closed again
All is fine when Firefox is already running. This is particularly annoying in combination with the online help :-(
(In reply to comment #0)
Not confirmed with Firefox 3.6.13 and Libo RC1 on Windows Vista.
May be specific to Linux.
I can't reproduce it here with master build on openSuse 11.2... Couldn't it be a problem with your system installation?
I do not reproduce with LibO 3.3 rc1 on Ubuntu 10.04 (x86_64) and Firefox 3.6.13.
Strange, because the code really does block ;-) Either way, I'll attach a patch.
Created attachment 41338 [details]
Created attachment 41513 [details]
As discussed, this encloses the call into ( ) &, to make it safer.
This was committed to libreoffice-3-3 branch.
Was not able to verify - Closed - Sophie