Bug 98184 - Open a document in non-blocking manner
Summary: Open a document in non-blocking manner
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevAdvice
Depends on:
Blocks: Multithreading
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Reported: 2016-02-25 15:37 UTC by Stéphane Aulery
Modified: 2023-10-03 19:16 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Stéphane Aulery 2016-02-25 15:37:38 UTC
From: Toni Mueller <support@oeko.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: libreoffice: opening a file should not block the whole application
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 23:25:44 +0100

Package: libreoffice
Version: 1:3.5.4+dfsg-4
Severity: minor
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

I frequently work with foreign files of the MSO variety, and opening
them can easily take a lot of time (> 1 minute). I would much prefer
to not wait until the file is completely read, but instead work on
a different file that I already have open in the meantime. But every
time I open a file, the whole application blocks until loading has

Kind regards,
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-03-31 09:41:15 UTC
Adding needAdvice. We have to know, if the scope of this single report is too big, requiring a total multi-threading revolution.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2017-10-31 18:38:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 65046 ***
Comment 3 b. 2020-10-04 06:06:23 UTC
'un-duping' from 65046 as it's a different request to have 'open file' 'non-blocking' (be able to do (interactive) work on other files during the wait time) than to speed up things - and open file - by parallelizing computations, 

(besides it may be easier to implement since threading is available)