binfilter removed in LO 4.0 : how to communicate on this change?

Jean-Baptiste Faure jbf.faure at
Sat Nov 10 08:33:30 PST 2012

Hi Alexander,

Le 10/11/2012 10:44, Alex Thurgood a écrit :
> On 11/10/2012 08:17 AM, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:
> Hi Jean-Baptiste,
>> - what the user can do with its old files: I think it is not enough to
>> say "you have to convert them with an old version of LibreOffice". For
>> example, I have old sdw and sxw files in my laboratory diary and I do
>> not want to lose their modification date if I convert them in ODF. What
>> should I do and what advice I could give to an end-user who is in the
>> same position?
> You make a good point, but if there are no mechanisms in place to
> guarantee the date of creation of the file in the first place, then the
> fact that the "last modified" date might get changed when converting to
> ODT will not make the file creation date any less valid than the already
> suspect "file creation" date. If your lab books/diary, which I'm
> assuming are "electronic", do not have a certifiable means of
> guaranteeing the date of creation of any added file then the whole point
> is moot, since if you can change that date without impacting on file
> integrity then you can do pretty much anything you like to your files
> and their legal value as elements of proof of creation will be next to
> worthless.
You are right, of course, but this "electronic" diary does not have any
legal value (AFAIK). I want to keep unchanged the modification date
because that makes finding files easier and shows that the file has not
been written recently.

Best regards.

Seuls des formats ouverts peuvent assurer la pérennité de vos documents.

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