[arch-general] Dropping Oracle OpenOffice
jdashiel at shellworld.net
Tue Mar 8 00:04:58 EST 2011
You should know replacing Oracle OpenOffice also does the accessibility
crowd that uses orca a huge favor too. The Libri OpenOffice packages work
better with Orca in several versions and don't crash because orca is
running on the systems.On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
> On 07.03.2011 18:45, Andreas Radke 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?
> > -Andy
> Solid and pragmatic suggestion.
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