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From Carl Marcum <>
Subject Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:46:28 GMT
On 06/14/2011 05:20 PM, Christian Lippka wrote:
> Hi all devs,
> I know we all wait for the code and the missing contributions from
> Oracle. But no reason to plan ahead.
> One think I like to see is the removal of the binfilter module after the
> code has been contributed.
> Reasoning
> The binfilter module is a huge set of code duplicated from all
> application modules and various high level
> modules. It's main purpose is to implement load and store of pre xml
> binary document formats
> from the StarOffice era. Removing this code would spare us a lot of work
> while we try to have our
> first release buildable and running.

> Proposal
> I suggest to remove the binfilter module after the code has been
> provided under the AL.
> Therefore we have it inside the SVN and could re activate it later.
> Preferable as a separate
> extension.

+1 on removing, at least for now.

It sounds like a lot of code for a lightly used feature.

I would hate to see users stranded not being able to open those files so 
I'm also for working toward an extension for that functionality if 
that's possible.


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