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This module contains a grab-bag of unrelated miscellaneous libraries, none of which is an extension.
When we start LO, first
InitUpdateCheckJobThread is created, via
as a reaction to a
onFirstVisibleTask event. It waits 25 seconds (so that it
does not interfere with the startup itself), and then calls
This creates one more thread,
UpdateCheckThread, that regularly checks whether
we have reached the time when we should ask for the update. If yes, asks for
that, and shows the download button in the menu (if the new update is
The update server will decide if there is an update available based on the user-agent string created by UpdateInformationProvider::getUserAgent, the data used there is extracted from instdir/program/versionrc and the update server takes the buildid into account, so to experiment with the updates from a dev version getUserAgent needs to return a recognized id.
A bridge between “OLE automation” and UNO, so you can use UNO services from JScript, VBScript, etc.
This is initialized in
by creating the service
which is implemented by
This allows embedding LO into a Win32 application as an ActiveX control.
On macOS, this allows indexing ODF documents with Spotlight.
You can scan from LibreOffice, using platform specific backends like TWAIN/SANE.