Save as formats explored

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Sun Nov 10 23:58:40 PST 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 07:19:11AM +0100, Markus Mohrhard wrote:
> Hey,
> 2013/11/10 Bryan Quigley <gquigs at>
> > Thanks for the feedback.  The patches for all three are attached.
> >
> > 1.
> > I should reiterate that I'm just removing Write support ONLY for
> > "OpenOffice 1.0" formats.   You would still be able to open them and
> > save them as newer formats.  (This is very similar to what I did for
> > Word 95/6.0 which didn't seem to cause any issues).
> >
> > I believe calling it OpenOffice 1.0 should have implied it's legacy.
> >
> I'm not really happy with that. We disabled the old MSO formats because
> they were not well supported. This is different for the openoffice file
> formats and IMO we should not suddenly remove any support for them unless
> we have a technical reason to do so. For me it feels completely wrong to
> remove support for some of the old native OpenOffice files for "political"
> reasons while we add support for ancient Apple formats.

"political"? I don't also see any old (or new) Apple formats in the file
format list when I save a file.

Generally I think uncluttering the file format list is a good idea, what
is the point of a very long list with formats nobody will ever use? May
be we can have an option to hide/show legacy formats from the list, if
this is doable.


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