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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: I would like to propose a new conversion mode parameter
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:46:19 GMT
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

It is an interesting idea.  Perhaps in the future it could be combined
with a #define and its own makefile so we could compile the project
for this purpose specifically, perhaps having a smaller memory
footprint.  Or do you think you can get most of the benefit with
run-time flags alone?


> 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.
> Juergen

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