From downstream bug lp#1300283:
It seems that the latest RC of LO is completely broken on KDE 4.
Launching the LO center causes nothing to come up ( I can see a window title, but nothing inside the window itself ), launching writer causes a window to come up, which immediately hangs.
Multiple users have brought this up on the Kubuntu Devel mailing list too.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: libreoffice (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-19.40-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-19-generic x86_64
Date: Mon Mar 31 17:22:08 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-18 (12 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140318)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
This comment https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1300283/comments/10 reports that copying the KDE plugin from 4.2.1 in solves this.
There are commits in vcl/unx/kde4 about fdo#73115, fdo#45935 and fdo#74416 -- one of them is likely causing this regression.
copying the file from 4.2.1(!) (as your commment) fixes the bug in 4.1.2(!) (as Version) says?!
either one is incorrect I assume...
... or it is fixed in 4.2.x and needs to be backported to 4.1.x (but 4.1.x without jmux' branch is broken per se)
nope, fumbled when setting the version -- this is a recent regression on the 4.2 branch.
It's http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=7dba6e0a71d090f06a6a1a39e87572674593b48a&h=libreoffice-4-2. See Bug 73115 comment 9. It was solved by later commits, which unfortunately didn't go to 4.2.3.
(In reply to comment #4)
> ?id=7dba6e0a71d090f06a6a1a39e87572674593b48a&h=libreoffice-4-2. See Bug
> 73115 comment 9. It was solved by later commits, which unfortunately didn't
> go to 4.2.3.
Confirmed, reverting 7dba6e0a71d090f06a6a1a39e87572674593b48a makes 4.2.3~rc3 starts at least on kde.
@Jan-Marek: Any plans to backport the fixes for 4.2.4 (or are they already?)
@Björn: See http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/libreoffice/2014-March/060260.html. Those fixes are already in libreoffice-4-2 branch.
Ok, marking as resolved/fixed then and assigning to Jan-Marek as he did the work on this one.
LibreOffice users on KDE4 are thus encouraged to test the 4-2 nightlies from:
to see if there are remaining issues on the upcoming 4.2.4.
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@Björn: Turns out that it was actually fixed by Luboš Luňák with http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=71f2aff7a56cef4e133abad3c2e447c76c5ee1fe. Unfortunately it's not in 4.2 yet, so I submitted a request to gerrit:
Of course I verified that it fixes the bug for 4.2.
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