Usage of ActiveX in Libre Office
Lionel Elie Mamane
lionel at mamane.lu
Tue Jan 31 16:47:29 UTC 2017
I think what he meant is that rewriting their ERP to another API to
drive LibreOffice would be quite some work for them, and not gonna
happen except if forced kicking and screaming.
In principle, I like to support these kinds of universal (in this case
"universal on a platform") APIs; are we deprecating / yanking only
ActiveX or the whole COM Automation / OLE / ... bridge (insofar as
these differ, I'm a bit lost in the Microsoft terminology)?
On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 09:19:33PM +0100, Heiko Tietze wrote:
> It would be much nicer to have a Pascal bridge rather than to support
> the proprietary ActiveX protocol. Some references are on the
> Freepascal wiki http://wiki.freepascal.org/Office_Automation
> 2017-01-23 15:42 GMT+01:00 <libroffice.dev at artavi.de>:
> > We are recently switched from AOO to LO. In the release notes a possible
> > removal of ActiveX is announced.
> > You are asking for information about the use case so here we are:
> > We are using in our company a selfmade ERP system which is grown for more
> > than 15 years now. For historical reasons the system is written in Delphi.
> > At the beginning MS Office was used as "office frontend", since about 10
> > years OOo/AOO/LO. The main workflow is using calc for business calculation
> > and writer as a kind of report tool. Most information from the main database
> > is delivered via ActiveX to calc. After working in calc the information are
> > read back and used to create documents in writer. The complete project and
> > document management (and many more) is done by our ERP.
> > I know there are others and probably more elegant ways and about once a year
> > we are discussing to change that and finding the "big solution" - but this
> > is a huge and expensive project.
> > Removing ActiveX from LO will be a showstopper and nail us to the last
> > supported release - or bring us back to AOO, who knows.
> > Best regards
> > Joergen Pisarz
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