Database migration in Base

Sophia Schröder sophia.schroeder at
Wed Apr 11 10:00:04 UTC 2018

Hi *,

from a user perspective I disagree.

We shouldn't force users to switch back, but instead we should still 
support the old format
but tell the users that this support is deprecated and will be removed 
with the one of the next releases of LO.
S/he can now decide him/herself to switch forward to the new firebird 
format and/or testing it.

Am 11.04.2018 um 11:43 schrieb Kaganski Mike:
> On 4/11/2018 12:34 PM, Jean-Pierre Ledure wrote:
>> That's why I insist on a mastered process: the user should decide how
>> and when he wants to migrate his Base files.
> To implement unconditional drop of support of old engine (and thus,
> requirement to convert of data to newer format to work with it on this
> version of LibreOffice), we don't need to wait for any user decision.
> It's up to developers to decide, because this doesn't limit users; we
> don't force anyone to upgrade to a newer version to continue using
> LibreOffice. Just a confirmation is required before the conversion, to
> inform user and let decide if one wants to convert and loose backward
> compatibility, or roll back to an older software that supports older
> file format.

Regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Sophia Schröder
German Language Team
IRC: SophiaS

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