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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: And idea for OOo
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:45:15 GMT
On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Larry Gusaas <>wrote:

> On 2012-03-30 11:50 AM  Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Larry Gusaas<>**
>> wrote:
>>  On 2012-03-30 8:00 AM  Rob Weir wrote:
>>>  #1 is easy, and in fact is already done, via extensions.  For example,
>>>> this
>>>> extension allows the user to save/retrieve documents to a variety of
>>>> cloud
>>>> storage providers, including Amazon, DropBox, Google, SkyDrive, etc:
>>>> <http://extensions.****project/MultiCloud<>
>>>> >
>>>>  It is not already done.That extension is Windows only.
>>>  I don't see any technical reason why one could not code the same thing
>> on
>> other platforms.  Do you?
> I 'm not a developer so I don't know. In the comments section of the link
> you posted there are requests for Mac and Linux versions going back to two
> years ago. The developer of the extension has not done so, nor have they
> responded to the suggestion.
OK.  I am a programmer and I say it is easy.   Cloud storage providers like
Amazon provide a REST API that is platform neutral.  One should be able to
write an extension that works on any OS that would be able to store
documents there.

> As I said, contrary to your initial statement "#1 is easy, and in fact is
> already done, via extensions" , this is not done.

I think you are just being argumentative, looking at the microscopic
details without understanding the generality of the user's question or my

If you disagree with my general statement that 3rd parties are best
positioned to provide cloud storage for OpenOffice, then I'd love to hear
your arguments.  If you are just going to correct my punctuation then you
might seek out another form of entertainment for your Friday evening.


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> Larry I. Gusaas
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> theirs." - Edgard Varese

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