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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: working on a OpenOffice roadmap
Date Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:35:08 GMT
On 22 October 2011 12:09, Christian Lohmaier <> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:16 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak
> > <> wrote:
> >>>
> >> Are you aware of the number of changes that have already been applied to
> the
> >> LibreOffice code base? It is very large. So, although it seems like a
> >> realistic desire on the surface, it may be difficult in practice. How
> long
> >> ago was the fork? Many people have spent significant time making
> changes,
> >> and many of those changes depend on earlier changes.
> >
> > It really is not that hard.  At IBM we have our own fork of OOo called
> > Lotus Symphony.  We've made millions of lines of our own changes, but
> > we still have merged in many patches from OOo.  It requires some care,
> > but it is not rocket science.
> Yes, it is so easy and simple - and because it is such a piece of cake
> the contribution of the IA2 stuff is still not integrated years after
> its contribution has been promised and announced by IBM.
> But Martin Hollmichel's initial statement is already wrong on so many
> levels that the technical stuff doesn't really matter.

Really, whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably
right.  If enough people really want a single road map for OO it will
happen. It just seems that there are too many individual interests
outweighing such a goal at present.


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