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You miss understand my meaning.  I meant that for the things that I cant
program, and funnily enough I don't know all the programing languages in the
world, I can usually ask someone to help.  In the case of extension, my full
idea was to have a team of people that apart from their usual job would
port/rewrite the *most popular* extensions so that in the short term they
would become compatible extensions and in the long term be merged in with
the base code of LO.  The idea was designed around an opt-in/opt-out system
akin to these mailing lists.  But as the numbering system has been decided
on already it is rather a moot point.  Again I am sorry for the arrogant
tone that obviously came across with my message.

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:19 AM, Sebastian Spaeth <>wrote:

On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:24:00 +1100, Sean White <>
One of the things i LOVE about open source software is the ability for me
ask someone else to code something or port something that i cant do
 So my solution to your problem of incompatible extensions is to set up a
new mailing list for OO to LO extension porting.  the public can send the
extension which the people on the mailing list can then port over.

Sorry, I can't hold back here :).

You LOVE open source because you can ask others to do what you want
without you having to do it yourself? I am afraid that is not going to
work out, people won't work on things they don't want to work on, just
because you tell them so :-).

Besides, resources are scarce. WHY should we require people to port all
hundreds of OOo extensions over to LO (and keep them up to date), just
because you don't like the current numbering scheme? They could rather
work on improving LO at the same time.

Once the code base diverge so much that the APIs become incompatible, we
can talk about porting again, but I don't see the point of porting just
for the sake of it.


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