Remove ActiveX from LibreOffice
chris.sherlock79 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 21:57:51 PST 2015
In a word: mantainence.
ActiveX is a failed idea by Microsoft, and in fact there is always a burden
in maintaining things that aren't seen as at all useful or even desirable.
We removed plugins for a similar reason.
On Thursday, December 31, 2015, Mark Hung <marklh9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> tdf#90386 is about IE8 only, IE9 and above do not have the issue. In the
> case I reported, IE8 is still used in order to compatible with legacy
> systems. It is my point that, why bother to remove it if not harmful or
> 2015-12-31 10:19 GMT+08:00 Bryan Quigley <gquigs at gmail.com
>> >I've reported tdf#90386 last year, which was about IE8 didn't render
>> >embedded LibreOffice properly.
>> From that bug, does that mean it doesn't really work properly anyway
>> since LO 4.4/IE8?
>> >Eventually it obsoletes, but I prefer to consider this when facing some
>> >directly related event.
>> >( i.e EOL of Windows7, new toolchain ceasing ActiveX support, or
>> issue which lacks of engineer resource ) .
>> Microsoft recently changed their policy (going into effect Jan 2016),
>> to obsolete all but the latest IE on said platform. Which means for
>> the great majority of (supported) users IE11 is the only supported
>> >> On 31 Dec 2015, at 7:02 AM, Bryan Quigley <gquigs at gmail.com
>> >> Hi there,
>> >> Recently it was decided to remove the rest of NPAPI support  which
>> >> got me thinking about the other Windows specific plugin tech -
>> >> ActiveX.
>> >> It seems ActiveX is very much no longer recommended by Microsoft and
>> >> it seems to not work by default for IE10/11 on Windows 7 and up. Any
>> >> objections to removing?
>> >> AFAICT this would just be removing embedding LO into IE.
>> >> Kind regards,
>> >> Bryan
>> >>  https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/20658/ and ESC discussion
>> >> here:
>> >> 
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