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From Kai Ahrens <...@ahrens-netz.de>
Subject Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:03:41 GMT
Hi Carl,

Am 15.06.2011 00:59, schrieb Carl Marcum:
> Hi Christian,
> 
> On 06/14/2011 05:20 PM, Christian Lippka wrote:
> 
>> Reasoning
>>
>> The binfilter module is a huge set of code duplicated from all
>> application modules and various high level
>> modules. It's main purpose is to implement load and store of pre xml
>> binary document formats
>> from the StarOffice era. Removing this code would spare us a lot of work
>> while we try to have our
>> first release buildable and running.
>>
>> Caveats
>>
>> While replaced by xml formats way back in 2002, there are still
>> documents in the binary format
>> around so at least loading them may be a requirement for some users.
> 
> 
> Would this include the MS xls, doc, formats?

No, it wouldn't. It's just about the StarOffice/OpenOffice.org
internal binary document formats, that have been deprecated for almost
10 years now.

Regards
Kai

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