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Hi Charles-H.

Charles-H. Schulz wrote
Let us leave alone the fact that macros are not standardized and are user
generated scripts the rely on application logic only creating a source of
endless pains in migrations, Novell had been working on a project to
"translate" macros from VB to Starbasic. It did have some results with
simple ones but it did not prove satisfactory. 

Maybe it needs more money/time invested?

Charles-H. Schulz wrote
Instead of making demands on things that are supposedly blockers for
adoption (and when these are solved there is automatically a new blocker
because it is not about features parity as it is about the will to
migrate) the real question is: who is ready to pay to implement this or
that feature, knowing that often it will cost several thousands or tens of
thousands of euros/dollars?

That is a very good point. Unfortunately people are naturally resistant to
change. Any excuse is a good reason NOT to change. That being said, if
promoting migration to LO/AOO/etc is a goal for TDF/Apache/etc then there
should be a joint effort to remove barriers...

I also agree that migration to FLOSS is sometimes sold to managers as low
cost because they don't intend to spend money/contribute man-hours to the
projects they are "borrowing" the software from.
It does seem that thousands of dollars/euros would be a fair contribution
when the migration of a single town caused a saving of a million euros...


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