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From Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <>
Subject Re: Duplicate code in module binfilter [was: Re: svn commit: r1379349 - in /incubator/ooo/trunk/main: offapi/com/sun/star/sheet/ offapi/type_reference/ oox/inc/oox/xls/ oox/source/xls/ sc/inc/ sc/source/core/data/ sc/source/core/tool/ sc/source/filte
Date Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:32:24 GMT

On 09/07/2012 01:46 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 04/09/2012 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>> There is a misunderstanding.
>> The module binfilter contains the needed code to import/export legacy
>> binary StarOffice file format in order to remove this code from the main
>> code base.
>> Module binflter is more or less a dead module, which hopefully can be
>> removed in some future major version.
> There's an important detail not to miss in Oliver's message: we are 
> talking about the StarOffice formats, not the OpenOffice formats.
> In other words:
> - obviously the current format (ODT, ODS, ODP...) will be supported
> - the older OpenOffice 1.x format (SXW, SXC, SXI) will be supported
> - the ancient StarOffice format (SDW, SDC, SDA) is the one being 
> discussed here; if I recall correctly, it's the pre-2000 format used 
> by StarOffice up to version 5, before the code was relicensed and 
> OpenOffice started. OpenOffice already has a built-in document 
> converter to convert these files to ODF.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
I had forgotten about the document converter..... Never occurred to me 
that it would handle the older documents. I am currently converting 
about 1000 old documents. Nice that it can recurs directories.

Andrew Pitonyak
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