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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
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 <girvin.herr@sbcglobal.net>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.
>> http://old-en.opensuse.org/**KDE/FirefoxIntegration<http://old-en.opensuse.org/KDE/FirefoxIntegration>
>>
>> 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:
>         http://www.mozilla.org/**security/known-**
> vulnerabilities/firefoxESR.**html<http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-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 "...as 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! :)


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