Created attachment 47197 [details]
.fodt template file and the linked .eps figure
I worked with libreoffice for some times.
I noticed something a bit strange...
When I link a figure into my document (writer), and I try to make some manipulation on the layout, or in the figure by "select then right-click on the figure", libreoffice freezes for some time.
I noticed also that it is due to ghostscript or convert instances launched as child process by libreoffice, I guess doing something with the linked figure.
It could be the same problem with not linked figure or in a more wide variety of case, however under the above circumstances, the bug is reproducible.
I would make some comments. it's disturbing that vectoriel graphics take so many cpu time, since it's designed to be scaled without too much computational effort, compared to bitmap formats.
Secondly, a WYSIWYG program shouldn't take so much CPU, because it's really blocking, and not in the WYSIWYG fashion to wait for the informations to be displayed.
Thirdly, a CPU blocking program on a desktop is a serious drawback, even if it's an office suite.
I hope not to be too harsh...
As far as I know, LibreOffice does not have code to view and manipulate EPS file. It use external programs, if available, to do generate on the fly the missing preview in the eps file. Needed external programs are generally available under Linux but it is not the case for MS-Windows.
Under MS-Windows LibreOffice does not show the chart in your eps file.
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reproduced in LibO 3.6.0 master on Fedora 64 bit
the reported CPU issue is for me not reproducible with LO 188.8.131.52 (Win7 Home, 64bit), but I can't see the eps picture, I have only a red frame with textual picture data
Does this CPU issue still persist for you with the latest release of LO?
Yes the issue is still there under Linux (LO 184.108.40.206+ under Ubuntu 12.04 x86-64) because LO under Linux is able to show the picture but that needs some CPU to compute it.
I am pretty sure that the issue would be different with a picture in svg format instead of eps.
Best regards. JBF
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Tested again with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168.0+ built at home under Ubuntu 14.10 x86-64
I do not experience Writer freeze anymore when it generates the preview from the Postscript code. The time needed to generate the preview is visible but does not block Writer.
I close this bug report as WorksForMe. Please, feel free to reopen if you disagree.
Note: there is an enhancement request for adding native postscript interpreter in LibreOffice. See bug 67464.
Best regards. JBF
Actually, it works pretty well for me.
This bug may be closed. In 3 years, libreoffice improved drastically.
(In reply to David Kremer from comment #8)
> Actually, it works pretty well for me.
> This bug may be closed. In 3 years, libreoffice improved drastically.
I must add also that the svg format has been, so far, the best vectorial format to use with libreoffice. However with my last test, the eps format works just fine.