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[tdf-discuss] Old Bugs


There were several old, often commented on, and often requested bug fixes
and features that didn't receive much attention or weren't resolved with OOo
over the years.

For those who may not be aware of the reasons for the shift/fork, or for
those who don't care about politics with software, resolving some of these
old bugs might be a reason for users to switch over to LibreOffice.

For instance, the bug/feature request with the most votes for OOo is a SVG
import filter. go-oo implemented that feature. I assume LibreOffice will
include that patch.

Here is an eight year old bug/feature request with over 300 votes.

http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3959

And while it seems like that bug involves quite a bit of work, it also reads
like necessary refactoring that has been started, but not finished.

In the end, I suppose my question is this. Is it a worthwhile goal for
LibreOffice to pursue some of these lingering issues with tons of votes?
Should they try to create the features that the community obviously wants
that OOo is not providing?

-- T. J. Brumfield
"I'm questioning my education
Rewind and what does it show?
Could be, the truth it becomes you
I'm a seed, wondering why it grows"
-- Pearl Jam, Education

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