[Libreoffice-qa] Excel Function Meta Bug?

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 07:46:36 PDT 2012

Thanks for responding Eike. Summary is that I was bug triaging and came
across a bug that had a list of functions in excel that are currently not
supported in LO. I wanted input from QA and Devs to see what the best
approach is. The options I came up with:

1. Leave excel bugs as is, keep that bug open with the list of functions,
in the comments I'll confirm individual functions as problematic in LO
(harder to track progress, harder for devs to pick up individual functions
out of the list)
2. Leave excel bugs as is, close bug that has so many functions in one,
tell user that we need them as individual bug reports (easier to track
progress this way)
3. Make a meta excel bug just for the functions, then I'll create
individual bugs for each bug listed by the user and make the meta bug
dependent on them (similar to most annoying)
4. Make a meta excel bug, separate the function bug into individual bug and
make meta bug dependent on ALL excel bugs (not just the functions one from
the original FDO)

Michael CC'ed you on it because he said you're currently the go to for
excel compatibility. My argument is that anything to make it easier to be
fully compatible with Excel is a plus if the goal is to convince MS Office
users that we can provide a better product than MS can.

Thanks for the feedback,

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 4:42 AM, Eike Rathke <erack at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thursday, 2012-07-12 16:20:37 +0100, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-07-11 at 23:03 -0700, Joel Madero wrote:
> > > I tend to agree and disagree. I think that ultimately it could dampen
> > > creativity but we have to consider some of the facts:
> >
> >       Heh - well, there is ongoing work to make us more interoperable.
> Last I
> > looked there were some patches on the dev list in this vein.
> >
> >       I would ask the developers in that area eg. Eike whether they want
> to
> > have to deal with the hassle of managing dozens of bugs in this area;
> > AFAICS that is unlikely to improve their productivity, even if it tracks
> > the current state better :-) But of course if they want that / would
> > find it helpful that's fine.
> I love being suddenly Cc'ed on threads of a mailing list I'm not
> subscribed to.. so, what's this about?
>   Eike
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