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Le 2010-10-07 09:27, Charles Marcus a écrit :
On 2010-10-07 8:54 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
In all reality, the older formats are no longer being developed and
aren't most of these offered in older versions of OpenOffice? I imagine
there isn't any need to examine and reverse engineer the code anymore?
Keeping them on the list of supported formats in the LibO "File->open
would be nice.

Correct - I don't think anyone was suggesting that support for them be
*removed*. Someone had suggested only providing support for *improving*
the newer formats, which is what I disagree with. I do understand that
resources are limited so some bugs with older formats might go unfixed
if they require a lot of resources, but don't just unilaterally refuse
to even look at the bugs - let the devs decide which ones are easily
fixable or not.

Sorry. Thanks for setting this straight. Yes, it does sound that if a dev were interested in fixing a bug it would be a bonus. I imagine that there wouldn't be too many outstanding bugs to fix. If there were, for examples, one week reserved to quash these bugs and all the devs helped out, would that be enough to close them? It may be just as easy to fix them altogether as a project and be done with it. I can of see this also as time wasted as, if the old formats are imported but with a few quirks, then I think most users would find it reasonable to rework them under a new format. Makes for a good case for the open document formats!

I can think of my old Wordperfect files and the images not coming through at all sometimes or grids or some old DbaseII files. But as long as we can salvage the bulk of it is great.


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