Old/Obsolete file format import still needed?
gquigs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 19:20:50 UTC 2016
>However if the filter is broken, lack significant features or otherwise call for support, that makes it a candidate for removal.
I'll try to find some more in the wild instances of these formats and
determine just how bad the support is. OS/2 Metafile was the worst in
my previous testing so I'll look there first.
> As JanI says, cf. the ESC minutes - being the swiss-army-knife of file
> formats that loads ~anything you can throw at it is quite important.
Understood. Sorry I missed those ESC minutes.
> Anyhow - I share your concern wrt. the attack surface that all these
> old file filters provide for us; I attach a prototype patch that adds an
> 'EXOTIC' annotation to our filter descriptions. It is missing a UI
> Interaction Handler piece (cf. the hole with the notes and so on in
> there ;-) - we'll need a new request type I guess.
> My ideal would be to pop up a dialog saying:
> "You're asking LibreOffice to open a very unusual file-type.
> Unless you are certain that this file is indeed a <Lotus
> Word Pro> file it is safest to not open it.
> [ ] - never show this again
> [ this is an unusual file ] [get me out of here ]"
> Of some kind =) is that something you'd be interested in working on ?
Thanks for the first pass code. I generally don't find dialouges like
that to be super useful (many users just click right through).
However, in labeling them Exotic we could add a configuration option
to let system administrators disable them all in one go for a secure
site, etc. I'll look into that more.
Thanks again both,
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