[arch-dev-public] Dropping Oracle OpenOffice

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Mon Mar 7 12:49:52 EST 2011

On Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:45:34 +0100
Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:

> LibreOffice has recently proved to be a solid replacement for Oracle
> OpenOffice. I'm about to drop all Oracle OOo packages from our repos.
> First my time is limited. I've asked so many times for help in the
> Office packaging area and nobody stepped in.
> Then there's the poor distribution support Oracle spends on the
> distributions. They almost do not care about custom distribution
> builds and their interest. They break the build against system libs
> every now and then and it takes ages to contact the relevant devs to
> fix their bugs. Development is only driven by the profit interests of
> Oracle... You can put in here all the arguments the Document
> foundation has given at its birth.
> So don't expect any efforts to fix bugs in Oracle packages anymore. As
> soon as they will break due to a .so name bump or something like this
> I'll remove all the packages from our repos if nobody else is willing
> to maintain them.
> Any objections to add 
> "replaces=('openoffice-base') " to the next LibO pkg?

+1 from me.


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