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Am Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:08:10 -0300 schrieb Gustavo Pacheco:

This is an important question... IMHO, many of these extensions are unuseful
for the most users (like MySQL Connector or Wiki Publisher, for example).

While they may be of no use for you it doesn't mean that they are 
for everyone out there. Maybe even users you don't assume needing 
those extensions are the ones actually using them. 

But I see a point that it is discussable if there should be any 
extensions in the default installation at all and if so the next 
discussion would be which ones and there we wouldn't agree on 
because everyone favors the extensions he uses and therefore thinks 
others need/use them as well. 
And, if you don´t have a JRE in your computer, you will recieve a message
about it.  (OK, an installed JRE is very common but, if the message appears
for a simple user, it sounds like an error ...). In other case, in some
companies, extensions are limited use. Many extensions in the original
installation pack can force the corporative IT team to repack the
installation to remove extensions.

Additionaly, many extensions in LibreOffice are provided by Oracle . I think
this isn´t a good way to provide more functionallity for LibreOffice. What
do you think about LibreOffice without Oracle extensions?

Only because Oracle wrote extensions LibO shouldn't include them? 
And the next step would be to rewrite extensions, that already 
exist just because they are from Oracle? For me this is not 
necessary but if you'd like to to do it and you feel better with it 
go on do it. 

Wouldn't it be better to allow the user to select which extensions [s]he
wants to install, adding a special [warning] note to ones that require JRE?

For the end-user I favor this too but companies may want a vanilla 
OOo without any extensions or the chance to disable the 
installations by default during the silent installation process or 
whichever process is chosen to install larger amounts of OOo on 
company PCs. 


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