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From Mathias Bauer <Mathias_Ba...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: lp_solve replacement (future project)
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:22:38 GMT
Hi Pedro,

On 24.06.2011 03:45, Pedro F. Giffuni wrote:
> Hi again;
>
> It's not at all urgent, but if someone has an inclination for a nice
> Linear Programming solver, I would point to COIN-OR's CLP Project:
>
> http://www.coin-or.org/projects/Clp.xml
>
> cheers,
>
> Pedro.
>
let me quote Niklas Nebel from the OOo dev list:

> Dependencies on LGPL libraries may soon become a problem. One such
> library is lp_solve, which is the basis of the OpenOffice.org Linear
> Solver in Calc.

(snip)

> I created issue 118160 and attached a simple proof-of-concept patch
> to use CoinMP instead of lp_solve. From some limited testing, this
> seems to work very well. Some changes will still be needed for
> building and packaging, and perhaps some tweaking of solver settings.
> But the patch shows that replacing lp_solve is clearly a (pardon the
> pun) solvable problem.
http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=118160

Regards,
Mathias

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