Relevance of PPT export filter
mst at libreoffice.org
Mon Sep 23 09:35:04 UTC 2019
On 22.09.19 23:08, Tomaž Vajngerl wrote:
> 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
> 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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