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From Christian Lippka>
Subject Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:36:56 GMT
Am 15.06.2011 01:03, schrieb Kai Ahrens:
> 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/
> internal binary document formats, that have been deprecated for almost
> 10 years now.
Something about this made me remember a discussion some month ago. I 
thing it
was about one or more legacy MS filters that the writer team moved to the
binfilter module. I can't remember the exact details but maybe Mathias knows
more about this?


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