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From Yong Lin Ma <>
Subject Re: Next steps for Symphony and AOO
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:34:37 GMT
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 5:03 AM, drew <> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-06-11 at 21:08 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> As we wait [0] for the Symphony [1] code to be loaded into Subversion
>> I think it would be good to start a discussion on "next steps" of how
>> we can make best use of this contribution.
>> Hopefully you've had time to review the list of features on the wiki
>> [2], install one of the binaries [3] , or maybe even download the
>> source [4] and try to build it [5].
>> As will see by your examination, the Symphony code base has co-evolved
>> with for several years now, and continued to co-evolve
>> with Apache OpenOffice even recently.  Symphony has many features and
>> bug fixes that AOO lacks.  And there are areas where Symphony is
>> missing enhancements or bug fixes that are in OpenOffice.
>> Our challenge is to find the best way to bring these two code bases
>> together, to make the best product.
>> I think there are two main approaches to this problem:
>> I.  Merge code, from Symphony, feature by feature, into AOO, in a
>> prioritized order.  This is the "slow" approach, since it would take
>> (by the estimates I've seen) a couple of years to bring all of the
>> Symphony enhancements and bug fixes over to AOO.
> Hi Rob, others
> May I break out one piece of that work and ask about that.
> Is there a reasonably trusted estimate on the effort to move the Windows
> accessibility enhancements from the Symphony code line to the current
> 3.4 line?

Steve Yin will answer this with a new thread.


> Thanks much for your time,
> //drew
> <snip>

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