[Libreoffice-qa] minutes of ESC call ...

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Fri Nov 9 02:42:03 PST 2012

On Fri, 2012-11-09 at 06:19 +0100, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 04:39:22PM +0000, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > * 4.0 pending tasks
> > 	+ should we drop Rhino, Beanshell & javascript in 4.0 ? (Michael)
> > 		+ could be turned into an extension
> > 		+ was in the past was turned off (Stephan)
> > AA:		+ disable Rhino / Beanshell unless in experimental mode (Michael)
> > 		+ for future deprecation / removal.
> *Why*? Is there some problem with these scripting languages, are they
> hard to maintain, ...?

	When I last looked at Rhino (an impl. of Javascript in Java) it was
rather under-maintained itself, and as one of those big-lumps-of-java
not the loveliest thing to build, maintain use etc.

	IMHO gathering stats on whether anyone uses it is a sensible thing to
do with a view to deprecation; clearly we don't want to pile up
relatively pointless features, and encourage millions of people to
download, install and not-use them for no good reason :-)

	At least, this was the thinking around not shipping the Logo stuff
built-in IIRC - good to be consistent.

	Sorry the minutes were not terribly clear, nor (IMHO) did we reach a
terribly clear conclusion on the logo topic - which is perhaps all to
the best; it hadn't appeared on the list yet.



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