[arch-dev-public] Dropping Oracle OpenOffice

Ángel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 7 13:38:51 EST 2011

2011/3/7 Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de>:
> 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?
> -Andy

No objections, go Andy, a big +1 from me

Angel Velásquez
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