[Libreoffice] about the removing of binfilter
michael.meeks at novell.com
Tue May 31 01:46:11 PDT 2011
On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 22:51 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:
> But the removing of the import of old formats is another story. I am
> already hearing end-users complaining against this decision.
Where, can you give some links to that ? and why are they still using a
file format deprecated for a decade+ instead of ODF :-)
> - it seems necessary to keep the last version of LibO which contains
> binfilter available for download during a long time.
That is certain - the last version of the previous series should be
around for a long time, and now has a command-line conversion mode too
(though more polish there appreciated).
Come LibreOffice 4 the plan is to rip out the legacy staroffice binary
formats import filter to avoid the maintenance burden, build time, and
If someone does the work to maintain it and/or turn it into an
extension is up to them - there is no-one stopping that. Perhaps by
whacking vcl, basic, svtools, framework, connectivity etc. and
statically linking them into there we can make it much more self
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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