[libreoffice-projects] minutes of ESC call ...

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Fri Oct 11 11:21:13 CEST 2013

On 10/10/2013 09:16 PM, David Tardon wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 05:09:34PM +0100, Michael Meeks wrote:
>> * Bundled extensions (Stephan)
> So, some extra thoughts / suggestions for that:
> There are two categories of extensions:
> 1. "Internal" extensions. These are built from sources and include
>     presentation-minimizer, nlpsolver, wiki-publisher and
>     mysql-connector-ooo. I think it should be easy to add a
>     GeneratedPackage into the Extension gbuild class that copies the
>     extension root dir from workdir to the right place in instdir. (The
>     .oxt file will still be produced and copied to solver, but I do not
>     think this is worth any more effort. Much better way to spend one's
>     time would be to convert these extensions to optional components.)

Indeed, de-extension-alising presentation-minimizer is covered by 
<https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61950> "Change 
Presentation Minimizer from bundled extensions to plain code," which is 
work in progress.

And seeing that nlpsolver and wiki-publisher are effectively enabled in 
all distro-configs/*.conf anyway, it would make sense to 
de-extension-alise them, too (and have them enabled by default).  I 
wonder how these two fell through the cracks when generating the 
original list of bundled extensions to de-extension-alise (on which 
presentation-minimizer was the last one remaining now)---probably 
because they were disabled by default in configure.ac.

But what was the story with mysql-connector-ooo, these days apparently 
enabled via a switch called --enable-ext-mariadb-connector?  That switch 
is off by default, and it is not mentioned in any distro-configs/*.conf, 
so appears to be effectively dead code.  Or was that the extension that 
cannot be included in installation sets for whatever reason (and is only 
included in our source tree to make it easy to build it)?  I guess 
Lionel knows.


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