[libreoffice-projects] minutes of ESC call ...
sbergman at redhat.com
Fri Oct 11 13:15:41 CEST 2013
On 10/11/2013 12:11 PM, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:21:13AM +0200, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>> 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.
> Links against GPLed code, so TDF's policy of no strongly copylefted
> code means that TDF builds don't bundle it.
Ah, so that's apparently indeed what's up at
> Ubuntu, Debian and (I guess) most GNU/Linux distributions have no
> problem with (strongly) copylefted code and they ship it.
As a bundled extension (ending up unzip'ed into the LO installation's
share/extension) directory, I assume?
(I'm asking because there are cooking up changes to the UNO component
"prefix" feature that would make it desirable that no non-bundled
extension ever used that "prefix" feature. Unfortunately, the
mysql-connector-ooo.oxt that can be built from the LO source tree
started to use that "prefix" feature with
"prefix all component_getFactory methods" towards LO 4.1. However, the
only non-bundled instance of that extension out there that I am aware
is luckily old enough to not yet use that feature.)
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