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Subject [CONF] Apache Community > IP_Clearance Impact
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:30:00 GMT
Space: Apache Community (
Page: IP_Clearance Impact (

Change Comment:

Edited by Herbert Duerr:
h2. IP Clearance: Impact

The following list describes the impact on GUI level of removal and replacement of libraries
as described on the [IP_Clearance|IP_Clearance] page.  Its intended purpose is to keep track
of lost or modified functionality.

|| Library || What is changing || User Impact ||
| lp_solve | lp_solve is being replaced by CoinMP \\
\\ | This functionality is invoked by the user in Calc via   Tools->Solver.  
  It is used for solving linear programming   problems, including integer    programming.\\
CoinMP comes from the [Coin-OR|] open source project, an open source
project that involves operations    research professionals and includes cutting edge algorithms.
 According to one [research paper|]
CoinMP offers superior performance compared to lp_solve.  So the overall user impact
from this change should be positive. |
| xpdf | | PDF import can only be built when the poppler library is pre-installed on the system.
| MySQL Connector/C+\+ | | MySQL connector can only be built when the C+\+ connector is pre-installed
on the system. |
| glibc | glibc is being removed from the product \\ | No impact for user. Developers can
not use getopt() function to parse command line. |
| SVG: librsvg, libcroco, libgsf, gdk-pixbuf, glib, gettext, pango | These libraries are being
removed from the product.\\ | Instead of using an external SVG rendering library, Apache OpenOffice
3.4 will feature native SVG support, giving high quality, scalable, standards-complaint rendering
on screen, print and PDF export.\\ |
| libwpd | The libwpd library is being removed from the product. \\ | The WordPerfect filter
("WordPerfect Document (.wpd)") won't be available anymore. No replacement unless someone
creates a filter extension that can be installed separately. |
| fonts (liberation and gentium) | These fonts are being removed from the distribution due
to an incompatible license. \\ | Users may install these fonts to their system, in accordance
with their license.  If they do this, then there is no further user impact. |
| libneon | The neon library is being removed from the distribution due to an incompatible
license. \\ | The neon library is used to for all http based communication including WebDAV.
Without a replacement it is for example not possible to insert an image via an http Url. \\
Work on a replacement ([118569|]) has
started but we will potentially lose WebDAV support at the beginning. |
| berkeleydb | The berkeleydb library is being removed from the distribution due to an incompatible
license. \\ | The berkeleydb is used for managing extentions and was used for indexing help
content. \\
Managing a handful of extensions using a database was overkill anyways and that is being rectified
([118569|]). The impact is that extensions
installed for older versions of OpenOffice have to be re-installed. |
| core, flute, flow-engine, libbase, libfonts, libformula, liblayout, libloader, librepository,
libserializer, libxml | Libraries used by the Report Builder extension are being removed due
to an incompatible license. | |

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