[Libreoffice] Kicking off 3rdparty packages

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Sun Jan 30 03:38:28 PST 2011

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 11:01:13AM -0700, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> >> IMHO, there's no reason to include old versions of third-party packages in
> >> LibreOffice proper.
> Please, are you talking about third-party source code
> - included in the LibreOffice source code (git repositories),
> - source code downloaded as part of the build process
> - binaries from either of those included in a binary package? Or all of these?

All of them: binaries come from source code.

> > Up-to-date software can also be used on old Unixes / Linux systems without too
> > much pain.
> Sure, as long as you know what you are doing

Should LO be including 3rd party software to facilitate the work of people who
don't know what they are doing ?

> But I do think that somebody running some random old Unix box would prefer
> to get an all-inclusing LibreOffice package.

Who are these people ? Do they really exist ?

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