Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2014 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Le 22/04/2014 20:06, Urmas a écrit :

Meanwhile, Libreoffice cannot open its own documents from 2001.

Urmas, you are right.

Yes, I too, remember a guarantee made by the LibreOffice project on its
inception to "future-proof" one's data against arbitrary changes in file
format or vendor support...funny how the wheel turns isn't it ?

The dev working on LO didn't like the StarOffice binary filter code, so
they got rid of it, simple as that - they certainly didn't care whether
people who had started using the "original" product, the one that gave
birth both to OOo and LO, over 10 years ago would still want that file
format supported - "data guarantee" I hear you say ? Bah, humbug.
Clearly a case of :"if you're not working on the codebase, we're not
listening to you, lalalala, sticks fingers in ears..."

There was nothing seriously broken about the binary filter code used to
support those binary sd* file types, but it was a hefty chunk of code to
get rid of from the code base, and met the goal of reducing "code clutter".

Then the LO project had the gall to sign itself up to some document
format project that will claim to support all those old document
formats...hahaha, the irony of it all...

In many respects, some open source projects are no better than closed
source ones where their management and communication is concerned. Inept
is inept, spin is spin, marketing is marketing - beauty is in the eye of
the holder, so to speak.

Well, thank you for listening to my little rant for today, I'll crawl
back under that rock I call LibreOffice QA, ROFLMAO.


To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.