Relevance of PPT export filter

Michael Stahl mst at libreoffice.org
Mon Sep 23 09:35:04 UTC 2019


On 22.09.19 23:08, Toma┼ż Vajngerl wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 3:24 PM Ilmari Lauhakangas 
> <ilmari.lauhakangas at libreoffice.org 
> <mailto:ilmari.lauhakangas at libreoffice.org>> wrote:
> 
>     In https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89853#c18 Regina
>     has a good point:
> 
>     "do we really want to work on _export_ filters for an old binary file
>     format? We have already dropped export to the binary StarDivision
>     formats (.sdd) and to the XML-formats of OpenOffice.org1.0 (.sxi)."
> 
> 
> AFAIK the reason StarDivision binary formats were dropped because the 
> implementation was tightly coupled with the core and was a maintenance 
> burden. The idea was to re-implement the filters properly if it will be 
> necessary (it wasn't).

well there is "libstaroffice" now, but of course it's import-only and 
still incomplete.

> The OpenOffice.org1.0 export was dropped because ODF filter is actually 
> as good or better.

... because there's ~ 0 software that can read OOoXML but not ODF.


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