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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [EXTENSIONS]Alternative for Report Builder?
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:07:03 GMT
On 4/3/12 8:01 PM, RGB ES wrote:
> One of the volunteers on the ES forum expressed concern about the
> Oracle Report Builder (ORB) extension not working on AOO builds: it
> seems that the extension installs, but reports previously created with
> it do not run.
> Looking at the mailing list archive, I understand that because of the
> IP clearance some libraries used by ORB are not available any more. I
> found references that it should be possible to build the extension
> again or to replace it, but it seems that those comments did not have
> a follow up.
> Databases are not part of my field of knowledge so I cannot say I
> fully understand the problem, but this volunteer says the extension is
> really useful for him and for many others and that the lack of it is a
> "show stopper" considering the need, on an eventual migration to AOO
> 3.4, to redesign the documents previously generated using that
> extension.
it is indeed a missing feature but we can't change it for now. But if 
somebody is interested to build it as an extension and host it somewhere 
else we will give support here how to do that.

> So that's the question: is there any alternative to ORB, or plans to
> replace it with something compatible?
not yet as far as I know


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