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From Greg Madden <gomadtr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [BUG] AOO cannot be installed
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:49:56 GMT
On 1/2/12 9:57 PM, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 09:45:01PM +0100, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 10:32:10AM +0100, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
>>>>> Normally the office would come via the distro and would have been build
for
>>>>> the distro and the specific versions of the system libraries. This is
much
>>>>> easier and i hope we can achieve this state in the future...
>>>> I doubt this is going to happen. linux distros have switched to LO, and
>>>> I guess Canonical, RedHat, Suse, ..., have interest in building a brand,
>>>> so you cannot expect their interest in supporting packaging and distributing
>>>> AOO; in conclusion, AOO relies on a "universal" Linux package.
>>
>>> I expect that some Linux-based distributions will continue shipping
>>> LibreOffice by default (or what they call LibreOffice; in most cases
>>> this was simply a name change, since they were actually distributing
>>> ooo-build, closer to LibreOffice than to OpenOffice.org but
>>> different from both, under the name "OpenOffice.org" and later under
>>> the name "LibreOffice"; I think they are progressively aligning with
>>> LibreOffice now, which is good since users were often confused by
>>> customizations).
>>
>>> But there is no reason to think that Apache OpenOffice will be kept
>>> out of the official repositories; most distributions already offer a
>>> dozen browsers and half a dozen office programs, so it is surely
>>> possible to get Apache OpenOffice in the most common distributions.
>
>> packaging a browser cannot be compared to packaging AOO. What I meant is
> >that you can not expect RedHat, Canonical, Suse, etc to pay resources to
>> package AOO. I guess (= I never packaged OOo myself, thought I have
>> packaged some trivial stuff for Fedora) packaging AOO will require
>> a very experienced packager.

>>you are right and the only chance I see is that users ask for it. To
>>make this happen we have to deliver a good product that users want and
>>that they would prefer over a pre-installed LibreOffice. Especially when
>>it comes to commercial usage in companies this can be a key factor to
>convince the distros to provide AOO as well.

>>Juergen

New to gmail for lists, hope this is clear.

I use Debian, it has switched to LO, previously it was Go-Office,(
Novell)already forking from pure OO.
I have strong differences with how the LO devs are 'enhancing' the
product. They have created at least one new feature that breaks
backwards compatibility with previous versions of OO.
Table>border/line styles

I have a 9 year archive of business reports that would need to be
edited to be usable.
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38542, & 42750.

I have downloaded ver 3.4 from http://people.apache.org/~arielch/packages/
These work with my archived reports,

Not sure how the code flows from one project to the other, my hope is
that OO does not duplicate what LO is doing.

-- 
Peace

Greg Madden

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