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From Simon Phipps <>
Subject Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:52:40 GMT
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Mathias Bauer <>wrote:

> It was more than one filter; we had filters that imported Lotus 1-2-3 and
> Excel spreadsheets(!) into Writer documents, but not any current formats,
> but some versions from the stone age (DOS aera).
> The mere fact that nobody knew that these filters existed at all showed me
> pretty clearly that obviously noone will miss them.

"No-one" is a bit strong.  OOo has a reputation as a "fix" for broken files,
old formats and interop problems and it would be a shame to discard
capabilities. I can see the point of isolating the code to simplify the
engineering, but preserving the capability is important.


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