[Libreoffice] [tdf-discuss] Linux distros and LibO packaging

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Sun Jan 23 10:40:40 PST 2011


On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 07:13:56PM +0100, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:13:48AM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > > Besides that, distros will have to continue libreoffice-build, which does
> > > still contain patches. (Removing those would be a big regression about
> > > what we ship right now)
> Thanks. So some distributions will still need to patch LibreOffice
> because the "vanilla" LibreOffice would be a regression for their users
> with respect to the current OpenOffice.org/Go-OO/LibreOffice they ship.


> This, together with issues like the weird problem you linked to
> > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31271
> indeed qualify as "compelling arguments" for distributions needing to
> patch LibreOffice much like they do with OpenOffice.org (even though of

not as much, as getting fixes or other stuff into the main codebase is far
better in LibO than it was in OOo where it was extremely difficult.

> course in some cases the patches will be temporary fixes that will
> eventually get merged in the main codebase).

Yep. And most of the go-oo fixes are already in the stock LibO anyway, so
nothing to big here either.



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