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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: New license for libwpd, libwps, libwpg
Date Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:12:18 GMT
Hi Jani,

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 12:06:18AM +0200, janI wrote:
> > > I am trying to understand the discussion here, and I miss
> > > something.
> > >
> > > If we do not have libwpd in our 3.4.0 release I assume we have
> > > something else to replace it (or have we removed the feature that
> > > uses libwpd?).
> >
> > answer in
> >
> thx. Now I understand the problems.
> Would it btw not be smarter in general to have conversions from
> relative old packages like wordperfect in an extension (as suggested
> in the bug report), that would help reduce the footprint, and users
> can still convert.

The suggestion quoted there is not realistic: writerfilter depends on
several core libraries
An extension can use only URE libraries, so making an extension out of
writerfilter will require to rewrite the code.

On the other hand, "re-integrating" libpwd is more than re-integrating
it: the code has changed, writerfilter need modifications (that is,
someone in the know must update the library, it's not simply dumping the
new tar and making it compile).

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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