[Libreoffice] LibreOffice and Java

Jani Monoses jani at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 3 11:05:35 PDT 2010

On 11/03/2010 04:06 PM, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 14:30 +0100, Cedric Bosdonnat wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 12:47 +0000, Michael Meeks wrote:
>>> 	Quite; cf. such uncertainty - it probably makes considerable sense to
>>> look into a migration strategy from Java to (insert anything else). Some
>>> candidates might be python for the more scripty pieces (though I hate
>>> non-typed languages), and/or native C++.
>> What about the existing Java extensions? Quite a lot of people are using
>> Java to either writer extensions or use UNO Java bridge from an external
>> application.
> Its not, at least that's my understanding, about removing the java-uno
> bridge, or removing the *ability* to support Java. Its the thought to
> consider not defaulting to *require* Java for the built-in bits, which
> probably mostly boils down to defaulting base to a different backend for
> file based databases and a redo an occasional wizard here and there.

Out of the over 3400 java files in the repos, over half seem to be tests 
(some in directories called test/ others in qa/ - is there a 
difference?), and over 200 are wizard related, so it seems a lot of UI 
work to port these if they are all indeed part of the default install.


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