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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: linux remarks in: Someone is hell bent on seeing AOO go away
Date Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:48:00 GMT
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Girvin Herr <>wrote:

> On 09/23/2013 02:31 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
> <snip>
>    There used to be many ideas, but most of the integration became a
>>> "theme-only"  where the Oxygen skin will get selected under the Native
>>> Widget Framework. ​
>>> I honestly don't care if it integrates into the theming. I'd just like to
>>> have AOO on the K menu and the mime-types association.
>>> Anything else is gravy.
>>>  ​This is a list of the 'efforts' done by OpenSuSE on integrating Mozilla
>> Firefox with KDE, unfortunately there are not links to the actual patches
>> but it does include, KDE File Dialog support, KDE Application launcher
>> support and other things (that you dont care) like icons and themes.
>> If there is a way to get to those patches, it would be trivial to switch
>> to
>> the OpenOffice values since this is mainly KDE code, more than AOO. ​
> <snip>
> This is getting off-topic, but Slackware 14.0 Linux was up to
> mozilla-firefox-21.0 when, to my surprise, the next security release went
> back down to 17.0.7esr.  Here is an excerpt from the linux-security.comSlackware page
as to the reason Slackware did so:
>    Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:
>    +--------------------------+
>    patches/packages/mozilla-**firefox-17.0.7esr-i486-1_**slack14.0.txz:
>  Upgraded.
>       This release contains security fixes and improvements.
>       For more information, see:
> vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.**html<>
>       (* Security fix *)
>       We had to switch to ESR here as well, as there's a problem running
> Firefox
>       22.0 on Slackware 14.0 under KDE (crash when oxygen-gtk2 is
> installed).
>       Forcing people to uninstall oxygen-gtk2 isn't really an option for a
>       security fix, and upgrading to the latest oxygen-gtk2 did not help.
>       It's possible that future Firefox/Thunderbird security updates will
> always
>       come from the ESR branch.
>    +--------------------------+
> The reference to " well..." refers to Slackware's Mozilla Thunderbird
> going back to the 17.0.8 branch too.
> More to the topic of AOO desktop integration, I am no longer using AOO.
>  It's a long story and way off topic.  However, I am using LibreOffice with
> KDE4 and it installs into the K-menu just fine.  I am using the
> freedesktop-menus desktop file.  I would expect AOO to have the same
> desktop file in their package.  If not, well then maybe the subject is not
> so "hell bent".
> Hope this helps.
> Girvin Herr
We do! see other messages in this thread. And, the install guide has just
been modified to emphasize this!

We would love to hear your results with the newest version -- AOO 4.0.1 --
which we are voting on now and should be out VERY soon, with the
freedesktop-integration menus.

I think you'll be pleased! :)


"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged
 to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't."
                             -- "Following the Equator", Mark Twain

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