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This issue makes our migration some hundreds users from Ms Office 2k7 to
LibO postponed. Full compatibility with Ms 2k7 formats maybe make LibO more
popular. Why not try to fix this issue in version 3.3 Final but let it in
some other minor version like 3.4 , 3.5 , 3.6 ....etc..?

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Kohei Yoshida <> wrote:

On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 06:52 -0500, Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2011-01-19 12:43 AM, Kohei Yoshida wrote:
Fixing it the right way will be very invasive, and risks breaking the
xls (not xlsx, xls the binary) import and export filters into utterly
useless state (I mean, really useless).  This is because so much code
shared between the xls import/export filters and the xlsx export
and the offending code is in the common part of the filters code, and
its effect is broad.

??? I guess I'm totally missing something.

Why not just duplicate the filters and separate them? Then you can
manipulate the xlsx filter to your hearts content without affecting the
xls filter at all.

Because that's a maintenance nightmare.  We'd tried that before.

Anyway, if you want to discuss technical details about this issue, let's
take this to the dev list.  I'm sure there are more qualified people
willing to participate in the discussion, which is better than just me
answering all the questions.


Kohei Yoshida, LibreOffice hacker, Calc

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