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From Kevin Grignon <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: I would like to propose a new conversion mode parameter
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:27:26 GMT
KG01 - see comments inline. 

On Aug 21, 2012, at 4:18 AM, "Marcus (OOo)" <> wrote:

> 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.

KG01 - Interesting. Does this mean future apps could present their own user experience and
still leverage our framework?

> Thanks
> Marcus

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