minutes of ESC call ...

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Mon Nov 12 03:06:30 PST 2012

On 11/11/2012 02:29 PM, Andras Timar wrote:
> Some people consider bundled extensions as bloat, that should be
> removed/integrated into core, whatever. While from the users' point
> of view it does not matter. We have a checkbox to hide bundled
> extensions in Extension Manager, we can make the default to hide
> those. What's the difference then between an extension and a normal
> feature?

Bundled extensions being extensions, they have to coexist sensibly with 
non-bundled (shared; per-user) ones.  For example, it can happen that an 
extension was already installed per-user and now is also included 
bundled after a LO upgrade.  There needs to be code that handles all 
that, and that code needs to be run rather early during bootstrap, and 
if it fails for some reason, it prominently fails during first start 
after upgrade.  Been there, done that.

In short, potential for trouble, and amount of first-start activity, is 
reduced by decreasing the number of bundled extensions.


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