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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: I would like to propose a new conversion mode parameter
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:18:09 GMT
Am 08/20/2012 04:54 PM, schrieb J├╝rgen Schmidt:
> OpenOffice is not only used as desktop application but also as hidden
> part of other software and often as a conversion engine in the backend.
> OpenOffice has very good filters for many file formats and the usage as
> a conversion engine is straight forward. And the conversion from one
> format into another can be improved and optimized by some special
> handling of parts of the document.
> For example external linked parts can be ignored and don't have to be
> loaded during conversion, embedded images can be simply copied etc.
> I would like to improve AOO for this kind of usage by introducing a new
> parameter "-conversionmode". It's not comparable with the command line
> parameter "-headless" or the "hidden" property for loadComponentFromUrl().
> The intention of this new global option is to have it available
> everywhere in the underlying code to optimize the performance of the
> conversion.

Sounds reasonable. However, especially with the previous paragraph I 
don't know if I understood right. Do you want to simply make the 
import/export of docs faster when AOO isn't running in graphical mode?

Would be great if you can fill this with some more details.

> This should have no influence/impact on the normal workflow but will
> help to make AOO potentially more attractive for backend usage. Means it
> will help to grow the broader eco-system around AOO.



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