Remove ActiveX from LibreOffice

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Sun Jan 10 20:54:25 PST 2016

> On 11 Jan 2016, at 10:41 AM, Bryan Quigley <gquigs at> wrote:
> To look at this issue from another POV.. If someone showed up today
> with an issue with a LO ActiveX control embedded in their application
> that didn't work - what would our response be?  It's an outdated
> technology that we're not investing in.

It probably shows a lack of adoption, but it doesn’t look like anyone actually has reported issues with it...

>> My position on ActiveX is to leave it (lest we break applications in the
>> wild,) and to *announce its deprecation* with two goals: first, solicit the
>> feedback of LO ActiveX consumers and, if so inclined to continue using it,
>> help in its support. And second, to flag a date in the future when ActiveX
>> will be completely removed from LO codebase, pending sufficient reason and
>> support by its consumers.
> I'm happy with this.  I'd say a quicker timeframe is fine though.
> From the announce, if no one has found an application that uses
> LO-embedded ActiveX remove it in a month or something.  I expect that
> if there are some users they might not hear until the install the
> version without it regardless of what we do.

Perhaps it should be announced in the release notes, with an actual version where it will be removed. 


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