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From Phillip Rhodes <>
Subject Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:37:02 GMT
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Raphael Bircher <> wrote:

> Am 15.06.11 00:58, schrieb Kai Ahrens:
>  Hi Andrea,
>> Am 15.06.2011 00:40, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
>>> Raphael Bircher wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure if the Users are so happy with it. LibO had the same
>>>> discussion same month ago, with the result uf user protests. ...
>>>> we have to provide a extension as minimum.
>>> Even though I highly trust the developers when they say that binfilter
>>> is unmanageable, I share these concerns. It would be best to package
>>> binfilter as an extension if feasible, or at least to have a simple
>>> conversion tool available for download (not an older version of OOo, but
>>> a small, dedicated tool that users could download if needed, and that
>>> can be run separately from OOo).
>> I'm absolutely fine with this proposal. I just don't want to have this
>> code within the bare OOo product itself.
> If we make an Extension or a seperate Tool I vote absolutly +1 I think this
> would be a good compromiss.
+1.  I'm fine with removing the code, as long as we know it can be packaged
up as an extension and/or made available separately.  Preferably it can be
available as an optional extension... as others have mentioned, some users
might not find it practical to mass convert - and reload into a DMS -  a big
pile of "old format" files.


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