Relevance of PPT export filter

Michael Stahl mst at
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 
> <mailto:ilmari.lauhakangas at>> wrote:
>     In 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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