[Libreoffice] Kicking off 3rdparty packages

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at metux.de
Sun Jan 30 13:15:44 PST 2011

* Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org> schrieb:

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

At the cost of everybody else ? (from devs through package/dist maintainers
to end users who all have to waste lots of their resources)

> > 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 ?

Yes, where do they live ? In some deep caves or on high mointains ?
I'd really like to know some of these guys ... ;-o

> All live platforms have to be proactive in managing software; if you decide
> to freeze some old version of a third-party library or program and include
> it in LO, this software will suffer from bit-rot, accumulate uncorrected bugs
> and security issues.
> You may try to patch it yourself, but this will increase your work and become
> unsustainable after a while.
> In the end, LibreOffice will become a worse product.

That's exactly one of the _major_ problems that made OO so bad and
kept possible devs (including myself) away.

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