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Hi Olivier,

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Olivier Hallot
<> wrote:
Em 26-11-2011 10:07, Christian Lohmaier escreveu:
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Olivier Hallot
<>  wrote:

I noticed that the name LibreOffice is hardcoded in some places at least
the UI... Usually we use %PRODUCTNAME ...

"Extension requires at least LibreOffice version %VERSION"

This is exactly the same reason as for the string in
the other thread →  see

Allow me to disagree in this case, although it comes close...

Well, everybody is entitled to his/her own opinion.

If I rebrand
LO as "WhateverOffice", then the string will be

"Extension requires at least WhateverOffice version %VERSION"

No. As you wrote yourself it is not using the placeholder, but
hardcodes LibreOffice.

Again: The extension doesn't care about what "brand" of the software
you're running - those things refer to the API compatibility as
"defined by the reference implementation LibreOffice <version>"

Or, in an attempt to remove ambiguities,  we should say perhaps:

"Extension requires at least a version of WhateverOffice compatible with version %VERSION",

This use long for no specific reason. But yes, that is the meaning.
But that message is useless, as the user cannot tell what version of
"WhateverOffice" will correspond to that.

since we are still umbilically connected to our OOo mothercode,

*still*. Yes. But just refer to the links I posted in the other
message. This explains why there is the need for both hardcoded as well as LibreOffice strings.

Even your suggestion will not work without those hardcoded strings.
you would then just have an additional %PRODUCTNAME in the string.
I don't know whether that string is displayed in its own dialog (and
thus the length would not really matter) or whether it is displayed in
a single line in some statusarea of another dialog.

Feel free to suggest a change to
"Extension requires at least a version of %PRODUCTNAME compatible with version %VERSION", and
"Extension requires at least a version of %PRODUCTNAME compatible with
LibreOffice version %VERSION"

So you can have an *additional* %PRODUCTNAME, but the hardcoded or LibreOffice must stay.


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