[Libreoffice] SmART Gallery as integrated part of LibreOffice core

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Wed Oct 26 02:38:20 PDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-26 at 08:39 +0200, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> Just a blunt question:  Why not keep it as an extension, if that already 
> works fine?  Could be a pre-installed one (in an extra package with a 
> Java dependency, for those package distributions that choose to do so).

	We are trying to reduce our Java dependency - since it delivers a
terrible user experience in many respects. From multi-second application
freezes while starting the first Java using piece, to the 'javaldx'
wrapper, horrors debugging when Java is enabled, and so on. And that is
before running on Windows and getting plagued by dozens of "missing JRE"

	The idea of creating multiple install packages simply pushes the
problem to someone else, and is particularly problematic for Windows,
which is already particularly problematic :-)

	All the best,


michael.meeks at suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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