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From "Tim Williams" <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ODT plugins - we should unify them
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:28:37 GMT
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 6:03 AM, Thorsten Scherler
<thorsten.scherler.ext@juntadeandalucia.es> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-17 at 19:37 +1000, Gavin wrote:
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Thorsten Scherler [mailto:thorsten.scherler.ext@juntadeandalucia.es]
>> > Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2008 7:21 PM
>> > To: dev@forrest.apache.org
>> > Subject: ODT plugins - we should unify them
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > some other aired this concern before but latest user thread revealed
>> > that we should reduce the number of plugins around OO.
>> >
>> > Can't we unify them into one?
>>
>> Which are we talking about, the OpenOffice.org output and the OOo output ?
>>
>> If so , the first is OpenOffice v1 and second is OpenOffice.org V2 and is
>> based more on the OpenDocument format whereas version 1 is not.
>> One outputs sxw and the other outputs odt.
>>
>> Despite the names, it would be like merging Word and Excel together.
>>
>> I suppose we can put the stylesheets etc all under one roof, and be able to
>> output eiter sxw or odt depending on the users needs.
>>
>> I need to concentrate on Version 2, rather than the 6 years obsolete version
>> 1. But can look into it another time.
>
> Personally I think the legacy code should be moved to whiteboard (with a
> BIG Deprecated warning).

The code isn't legacy, the document format is simply dated.  If the
code still works fine and is appropriate for that older format, then
it probably shouldn't be marked deprecated either.  The whiteboard
seems inappropriate too - seems almost counter-intuitive to put it
there since whiteboard is generally for development work.  Maybe we
ought to have another plugins directory called 'dormant' a la
Commons[1] as a nice place for old, working plugins to go for
retirement?

--tim

[1] - http://commons.apache.org/dormant/index.html

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