Database migration in Base

Sophia Schröder sophia.schroeder at
Wed Apr 11 10:03:11 UTC 2018

P.S. We shouldn't also convert anything silently, especially not between 
file formats.
The user should decide if s/he wants to convert.

Am 11.04.2018 um 12:00 schrieb Sophia Schröder:
> 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
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