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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [AOO 4.0]: migration of AOO 3.4.x/OOo 3.x user profile data - help needed
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:54:32 GMT

On 18.06.2013 22:06, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:54:52 +0200 Andrea Pescetti
> <> wrote:
>> Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 5:21 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>>> Do you have one or two C++ extension at hand (except former
>>>> Presenter Screen and former Presenation Minizer) for testing?
>>> The PDF Import extension:
>>> MySQL
>>> Connector:
>>> My
>>> version of this last one:
>> This deserves some discussion: these two extensions are very
>> popular so it would be better to find a solution to this before
>> users ask for support in scores.
>> If I understand correctly, we have now have two problems with
>> these extensions: 1) License: both extensions have GPL (or similar)
>> dependencies, so they cannot be formally released by this Apache
>> project. 2) Compatibility: the STLport change makes the latest
>> versions incompatible with OpenOffice 4.0.
>> Can the problem be solved by simply rebuilding the two extensions
>> in the new framework? If it isn't too hard, it's better to upload
>> an "unofficial" version (meaning: released by individual
>> developers, but not officially by the project) to the Extensions
>> site than dealing with feature limitations and support requests.
>> For the time being, I updated
>>with this information.
>> Regards, Andrea.
> For me, the absence of the Presenter Console would be a major barrier
> to canverting my presentation laptops to AOO 4.0.  I hope a way, even
> if not an official release, can be found to make this available more
> or less concurrently with the AOO 4.0 release.
> If Presentation Minimizer is being rewritten, some thought should be
> given towards adapting the code to provide a similar optimisation and
> reduction process for Writer documents; users often insert
> illustrations of considerably too higgh a resolution and size into
> Writer.  A minimise process for this application wuld be useful.

The Presenter Screen and the Presentation Minimizer have been integrated 
into OpenOffice as 'native' functions - Thanks to Ariel.
Thus, the corresponding functionality is available in AOO 4.0.

Best regards, Oliver.

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