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From bjcheny <compan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: I would like to propose a new conversion mode parameter
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:44:21 GMT
Hi,

I get XENA's help page as below link, and it's using LibOffice as a plugin,
not AOO.
http://xena.sourceforge.net/help.php?page=setoffice.html

The external tool for converting office documents to Open Document Format
(ODF) is *LibreOffice*.



2012/8/21 Graham Lauder <yo@apache.org>

> > KG01 - see comments inline.
> >
> > On Aug 21, 2012, at 4:18 AM, "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.mail@wtnet.de>
> 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?
> >
>
> The Auustralia National Archive created a piece of software for preserving
> digital materials called XENA
>
> http://xena.sourceforge.net/
>
> That uses OOo as a plugin.  This would probably ease that connection.
>
>

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