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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: Java sidebar extensions: AOO vs. LO
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:54:00 GMT
Hello Fabrizio,

On Mon, Feb 09, 2015 at 02:42:35PM +0100, Fabrizio Marchesano wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know that this is more a LO question rather than AOO (and I posted it on
> LO forums and mailing lists), but since the starting point is the Analog
> Clock sample extension attached to the guide for sidebar developers (
>, it could be of
> interest for AOO developers as well.
> Since I'm deeply interested in sidebar extensions, I studied the very well
> written "Sidebar for Developers" article mentioned above and I was able to
> customize the Analog Clock extension available on the page.
> All was fine in AOO 4.1.1, but when I installed the OXT on LO 4.4 the
> sidebar panel was no more visible (while the installation itself ran
> without problems).
> I then installed on LO the original Analog Clock extension, but the result
> was the same: the interface is no more visible.
> Steps to reproduce the problem:
>  - download the Analog Clock Extension (direct link:
> ; source code:
> )
>  - in the package, change the dependencies tag in description.xml file to
> install the extension on LibreOffice 4.4:
> original dependencies tag content:
> < value="4.0" d:name="Apache OpenOffice"/>
> new dependencies tag content:
> < value="4.x" dep:name=" 4.x"
>  - install the extension on LibreOffice (enable Java Runtime Environment if
> needed)
>  - after restarting LibreOffice, you will see the icon of the new sidebar
> panel just below the others, but no interface is shown when clicking on it
> (i.e. the analog clock and also its container panel are not visible)
> I gave a look to the source code but with no luck: can someone give me a
> hint about the possible cause of the problem?

No, I've no idea; this might be a bug in LO. I've tried this example: and
though it works, LO crashes when I close the document with the x at the
right top corner.

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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