ATTENTION, creators of mysql-connector-ooo.oxt (--enable-ext-mariadb-connector)

Jesús Corrius jesus at
Sat Oct 12 12:17:50 CEST 2013

Hi Stephan,

After your changes, the new version seems to work flawlessly :)

I will update a new version for the MySQL Connector to the templates site
for LibO 4.1 after it has been properly tested (beginning of the next week).

Additionally if someone wants to help with the test, feel free to message
me and I will send you the extensions.


2013/10/11 Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at>

> If you use the LO git repo to build the mysql-connector-ooo.oxt extension
> (via --enable-ext-mariadb-**connector, formerly
> --enable-ext-mysql-connector) and then use/distribute that extension as a
> non-bundled extension (i.e., not unzip it into a LO installation's
> share/extensions/ directory):  Please be aware that doing so off the LO git
> libreoffice-4-1[-*] and master (towards LO 4.2) branches leads to a broken
> extension that should not be distributed.
> What is broken is detailed at <**
> libreoffice/core/commit/?id=**3bafe5f5f529f6539363c5a291dd13**ef1e2cbbde<>>
> "Extension shared library components must not use the 'prefix' feature,"
> along with a fix of the problem, for which I also requested backports to
> libreoffice-4-1 (<https://gerrit.libreoffice.**org/#/c/6209/<>>)
> and libreoffice-4-1-3 (<https://gerrit.libreoffice.**org/#/c/6210/<>
> >).
> A further reason I'm so panicky about not distributing any broken versions
> is that 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.
> In the wild, I find:
> * <http://extensions.****
> center/mysql-native-connector-**for-libreoffice-4.x<>>
> "MySQL Native Connector for LibreOffice 4.x" from an UNKNOWN UPLOADER,
> which only offers <http://extensions.****
> center/mysql-native-connector-**for-libreoffice-4.x/releases/**
> 1.0/mysql-connector-ooo.oxt<>>
> which is apparently too old to be affected.
> * <http://extensions.****
> center/mysql-native-connector<>>
> "MySQL Native Connector" from an UKNOWN UPLOADER which only offers <
> http://extensions.****
> center/mysql-native-connector/**releases/1.0/mysql-native-**
> connector-32-bit/view<>>
> and <http://extensions.****
> center/mysql-native-connector/**releases/1.0/mysql-native-**
> connector-64-bit/view<>>
> which both are apparently too old to be affected.
> * <**projects/**lomysqlconnectorextension/<>>
> by Alex Thurgood, which /is/ affected.  Alex, can you make available a
> fixed build there, either off master past <**
> libreoffice/core/commit/?id=**3bafe5f5f529f6539363c5a291dd13**ef1e2cbbde<>>
> or off libreoffice-4-1 past pending integration of <
> https://gerrit.libreoffice.**org/#/c/6209/<>
> >?
> Andreas, can you contact the uploaders of the two extensions marked
> "UNKNOWN UPLOADER" above, to make sure they do not inadvertently upload
> broken versions?
> Thanks,
> Stephan
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Jesús Corrius <jesus at>
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