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From eric b <>
Subject Re: How to rebuild types.rdb ?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 07:04:59 GMT

Le 17 août 11 à 08:43, Jürgen Schmidt a écrit :

> Hi,

Hi Jürgen,

> sorry for the late response but i am currently not in HH until  
> Sunday and
> can not frequently check my emails

No problem, I'm completely busy too for a lot of reasons :)

>> We can do with that reference file whatever we want, until now we had
>> the requirement to refrain from incompatible API changes. Some  
>> time ago
>> we decided that incompatible API changes should be allowed for future
>> major releases of OOo, so the reference rdb usually would become  
>> the one
>> of the last major release. There also is an exception list with  
>> "allowed
>> incompatible changes", e.g. removal of superfluous (unused) types.  
>> This
>> list usually was maintained by the API project lead, Jürgen Schmidt.
> well, we decided to allow incompatible changes but we should of  
> course be careful and should discuss such changes before.

That's easy to understand.

> I will search the initial proposal how to handle such changes when  
> i am back in HH.

Thanks a lot !

> The existing reference rdb is updated after every new official  
> release from me and further manual changes are documented in the  
> history file with some
> comments and relating bug ids

Ok, interesting.

> it's simply the way how we define interfaces between different  
> components and can use this interface from different (by UNO  
> supported languages). For
> example the extensions make use of well defined interfaces (defined  
> in IDL and implemented somewhere in the office) to communicate with  
> the office. Or
> extensions can implement specific interfaces on their own (e.g.  
> spellchecker) and can replace an existing impl or can extend a list of
> implemenatations. Think about filters, spellchcker, smart tags,  
> grammar checker and many more. But it is also possible to define  
> completely new
> interfaces and implement in an extenssion and make use of this  
> stuff from other extensions or macros. A comfortable way to  
> implement some busness or
> company logic ...
> If you have more concrete questions please ask or we can IRC next  
> week also.

Yes I have, and IRC is ok for me. Say one morning like monday or  
tuesday, ?


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