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From: AG <>
On 14/11/10 11:25, Mirek M. wrote:
"In addition, each  single module of LibreOffice will be undergoing an
extensive rewrite,  with Calc being the first one to be redeveloped around a
brand new  engine - code named Ixion - that will increase performance, allow
true  versatility and add long awaited database and VBA macro handling
Yep - that  +does+ sound interesting.  Any time-lines given for this or the 
other  improvements?

What I am interested in is what is TDF going to do to support VBA?
And how are they going to get around issues like parts of the language being 
patented by Microsoft?

There's a reason that the makers of Star Office and most everyone else do not 
support Visual Basic or VBA
in their applications. So I'm quite curious how TDF is going to resolve that 
supposing they do implement it.

Same goes for supporting .Net/Mono, OOXML, and the various other technologies 
Microsoft has there that they
seem to be pledging to add - as there is a lot there that Microsoft does not 
relicense for use or


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