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From Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <>
Subject Re: Apache OO General Questions
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2012 01:27:37 GMT

On 10/13/2012 07:20 PM, Regina Henschel wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Andrew Douglas Pitonyak schrieb:
>> Couple of questions:
>> (Q) it was stated to me at one time that integrating changes between AOO
>> and LO would not be overly complicated (bad memory, but maybe it was Tom
>> Davis referencing the fact that Symphony was kept in sync with OOo).
> Such exchange is mainly a question of license. Currently form AOO to 
> LO would be possible. But LO does not take changes, because (AFAIK) LO 
> has not finished relicensing. From LO to AOO is currently only 
> possible, of the author puts it under Apache License in addition.
>  Are
>> any changes integrated between AOO and LO (in either direction) at this
>> time?
> The patch about line caps (from Armin and me) is still waiting to be 
> integrated into LO. Other parts, which I have integrated, are not 
> coming from AOO or LO but from OOo time.
> Technically both directions are possible. But some work is necessary 
> because LO removed German comments, some variable names and types 
> changed, some content moved to other files and the name of the debug 
> macros were changed. I'm no professional developer, so there might 
> exist some tricks to make applying a patch smoother than it was for me.

There have been wide-spread changes in the LO code, and I thought that 
it would be very difficult to keep things in sync. Some of those 
wide-spread changes would be useful in AOO. Had not even thought of the 
licensing issues (as mentioned by Pedro).

>  I have been asked this question specifically (as it related to the
>> code clean-up effort in LO), and I generally say "I don't know, but I
>> don't think so".
>> (Q) AOO lists use addresses such as and
>> Assuming that AOO is taken from incubator
>> status, will incubator be dropped from the list names and will current
>> subscribers be ported to the new list?
> I don't know. But the change will surely be announced loudly, so that 
> you will not miss it :)
> Kind regards
> Regina

Andrew Pitonyak
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