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    OpenOffice Write - very slow save using .odt

    While looking into problems with OpenOffice, it seems that saving Writer files (3 word long) using .odt format to a w2k3 network share takes about 15 seconds before the program finishes doing it and hands back control to me

    Saving as .doc or .sxw seems to be fine

    Saving locally seems to be fine.

    I could replicate this problem on a wireless eeePC using the default OO 2.0 and an XP Pro Desktop which was also running OO2.0.

    [edit]Upgraded the XP machine to 2.3.0 and problem went away so it seems to be a problem with the older version of OO[/edit]

    Just a heads up in case anyone else has a similiar problem.

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    Simon

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    [edit]Upgraded the XP machine to 2.3.0 and problem went away so it seems to be a problem with the older version of OO[/edit]
    you know 2.4 was realeased a couple of days ago..

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    I already had 2.3 unzipped on my stick so it was quick to check it out

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    Just for interest (since its relatively easy to updgrade OO except on an eeePC )

    I run my an old Win98 "server" as a VM(Ware Server) inside a W2K3 server and I tried writing to the a share on it - worked fine.

    Now it might be down to me not having my XP computers as domain members - I just use the W2K3 server as a DNS/DHCP/File/Print server.

    If anyones got an old OO 2.0 install on a domain machine and would like to do a quick test I'd be interested in the result (don't go to any trouble but if you have such a setup....)

    regards

    Simon

    PS The reason I've taken such an interest in OO 2.0 is that is what comes with an eeePC and its a bit more than click and go to update it on 30 machines I'm starting to think that the OO developers have somehow (and for some strange reason) bypassed standard OS I/O rountines and are doing there own thing

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    bypassed standard OS I/O rountines and are doing there own thing
    It's called Java, There are big lumps of it in OO.org. This is a double edged sword. It makes for easier porting. However as you've seen performance and OS integration can suffer.

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