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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [AOO 4.0]: migration of AOO 3.4.x/OOo 3.x user profile data - help needed
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:36:25 GMT
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 3:51 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 18.06.2013 09:26, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> On 17/06/2013 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>> I want to let you know that I am currently working on the migration of
>>> AOO 3.4.x/OOo 3.x user profiles to AOO 4.0. I am also including the
>>> migration of extensions.
>>> I am currently not planning to adjust any of the mentioned strings as I
>>> think it is too late for its translation.
>> Is this safe? In a typical scenario, then, a user would have some
>> extensions installed and he would see them imported in 4.0 without being
>> warned about possible compatibility problems. Most of the extensions do
>> not have a maxversion indication, so OpenOffice 4.0 will try and install
>> them anyway, but some might be broken. And then the user is left alone
>> in updating his extensions (which in theory he should be prompted to do
>> after installation, assuming this mechanism is restored), but he
>> wouldn't have a way to go back before it's too late.
> I had a close look at the functionality to 'migrate the extensions from a
> former user profile' and from my point of view we should give it a try.
> The function did the following:
> It looks for the extensions which are installed for the user. These are
> found in the former user profile. No shared-installed, bundled or
> pre-registered extensions are considered. The found user-installed
> extensions which are not on the blacklist are installed with the same
> mechanism which is used when the users triggers in the installation.
> I am activating an user interaction in case that an extension is already
> installed - the same user interaction which is used when the user triggers
> the installation of an already installed extension.
> On the blacklist will be the Presenter Screen and the Presentation Minimizer
> as they are now integrated into OpenOffice.

Is the blacklist a static list? Or is it something that can be
retried/updated from the website?

If we can make the blacklist be "live" in a document that we can
update, this is like maintaining our own max version field for the
cases where the extension author neglected to do so.


>>> If my tests work fine, I will check-in the changes this week. If we will
>>> include these changes into our AOO 4.0 release, I will help to update
>>> the above wiki page.
>> Let's keep them documented and see. Remember that we learned so far that
>> a random user will manage to reinstall but not to do anything more
>> elaborated, so if uninstallation/installation does not bring up a "Do
>> you want to reset your profile?" dialog we still have a usability
>> problem (which of course is not a regression, it's been there forever).
> Agreed.
> Best regards, Oliver.
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