Remove ActiveX from LibreOffice

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Sun Jan 10 05:44:26 PST 2016

So I believe that we haven’t come to any firm conclusion on this issue. 

There is a patch in gerrit currently, I’m a bit concerned it might be pushed before this is concretely decided. 

What is our position on ActiveX? 

Michael raises a pretty good point, and there are others who have said they don’t want this removed. I had thought that this wasn’t going to happen now… 


> On 5 Jan 2016, at 7:00 AM, Michael Stahl <mstahl at> wrote:
> On 30.12.2015 21:02, Bryan Quigley wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Recently it was decided to remove the rest of NPAPI support [1] 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?
> i don't think that a LO browser plugin is a terribly good idea, so no
> objection to removing that.
>> AFAICT this would just be removing embedding LO into IE.
> however, isn't it the case that ActiveX components may not be used just
> from IE, but from any Win32 application?
> that sounds like a potentially more useful embedding use-case, similar
> to "officebean" and "LibreOfficeKit", but for developers that are
> familiar with Win32 APIs.
> (or would that be something else that also happens to be called
> "ActiveX" but is not actually implemented by LO's so_activex library?)
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