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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [discuss] remove of binfilter module
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:40:17 GMT
+1

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Phipps [mailto:simon@webmink.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 07:53
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Mathias Bauer <Mathias_Bauer@gmx.net>wrote:

>
> It was more than one filter; we had filters that imported Lotus 1-2-3 and
> Excel spreadsheets(!) into Writer documents, but not any current formats,
> but some versions from the stone age (DOS aera).
>
> The mere fact that nobody knew that these filters existed at all showed me
> pretty clearly that obviously noone will miss them.
>

"No-one" is a bit strong.  OOo has a reputation as a "fix" for broken files,
old formats and interop problems and it would be a shame to discard
capabilities. I can see the point of isolating the code to simplify the
engineering, but preserving the capability is important.

S.


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