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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: LICENSE text in the user interface
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:25:13 GMT
Am 09/24/2012 08:17 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Ariel Constenla-Haile
> <arielch@apache.org>  wrote:
>> 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/
>>
>
> So a single button that launches all three in one window?
>
>> 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
>>
>
> The about box already has this statement:
>
> "Copyright © 2012 Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved."
>
> It would probably be fine to say, "Applicable licenses and notices for
> included 3rd party components can be found..." and then either have
> the path, URL or a button to bring up the details.
>
>> 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)

Hm, depends on the effort and if it's really worth it.
However, only a core coder can realisitically estimate this. ;-)

>> e) ...<-- another options are welcome
>>
>
> e1) Launch them in OpenOffice, as (read-only) documents
>
> e2) Launch via the default web browser

+1

In our Internet times nowadays this is IMHO the best solution. A browser 
window should be always opened.

Marcus



> e3) Launch via default desktop handler for *.txt file extension
>
>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>> --
>> Ariel Constenla-Haile
>> La Plata, Argentina

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