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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <arie...@apache.org>
Subject LICENSE text in the user interface
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:10:59 GMT
Hi *,

The About dialog (menu Tools - Help - About OOo) on trunk has now
a button to display the README, LICENSE and NOTICE; you can try with the
following binaries:
Win: http://people.apache.org/~arielch/packages/r1389156/win/
Linux 64 bits:  http://ci.apache.org/projects/openoffice/

According to http://markmail.org/message/67kwkxcs5fubpua3 the LICENSE
has to fulfill some legal requirements and include the other licenses,
besides the ALv2. This results in a very large LICENSE file that cannot
be completely displayed in the UI inside a MultilineEdit control due to
a limitation in the tools String class, see STRING_MAXLEN in
tools/inc/tools/string.hxx

Possible solutions:

a) don't display the license at all, only the README and the NOTICE

b) display a stripped down version containing only the ALv2 and a last
paragraph telling to read the licenses from other components

c) simply add at the end of the text a note telling that the full text
can be found in the office installation

d) kill the tools String class, and use rtl::OUString everywhere
(someone will have to sit down and write the code for this)

e) ... <-- another options are welcome



Regards
-- 
Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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