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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: [RELEASE][3.4.1]: current status update
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:09:21 GMT
On Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:56:22 +0200
J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I would like to give a short update where we are and what I would like
> to propose.
> 
> We had investigated in
> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=120476 - Inserting a slide
> in presentation will freeze AOO with clean environment.
> 
> It seemed to be a threading issue in this special scenario where many
> things have influence. Bundled extension are using a separate new uno
> process the first time the office is started and until the office gets
> restarted. We found a fix to prevent the deadlock but the risk is high
> to break something else and we looked for an alternative fix.
> 
> We analyzed pre-registered (prereg) extension and tried to prereg the
> minimizer and the presenter screen. This worked quite well so far but it
> means that both extension are not longer visible in the extension
> manager. This is the designed and expected behaviour for prereg
> extensions because some "clever" people thought that these extension are
> part of the office and can be seen as by default supported features.
> 
> I would like to suggest that we integrate the minimizer and presenter
> screen extensions as prereg extensions in AOO 3.4.1. We probably all
> agree that both extensions provide useful features that should be
> available by default.
> 
> For the future we can think of an integration in the core and drop the
> extensions completely to reduce the complexity. But this can be defined
> later.
> 
> We do currently some further tests ...
> 
> Juergen

As a long term objective, it would be really useful to expand the minimizer so that it minimised
Writer documents, targetted for a specific resolution output.  Obviously this is not something
that could happen overnight, but I suggest it as a worthwhile extension.  Such a module might
be shared between Writer and Impress, so might not add much bulk.


-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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