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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [IMPORTANT, DISCUSS]: no migration/use of former user profile with AOO 4.0
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:26:23 GMT
On 1/13/13 8:48 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
>> On 10/01/2013 Hagar Delest wrote:
>>> Le 10/01/2013 13:57, Rob Weir a écrit :
>>>> If we have not figured out exactly what causes the current OOo 3.3.0
>>>> -> AOO 3.4.x profile migration problems, how are we certain that these
>>>> problems will not come back when we migrate AOO 4.0 to AOO 4.1 ???
>> Between 3.3.1 and 3.4.1 we changed (twice) the way the profile is stored,
>> first removing a dependency on BerkeleyDB and then reducing the profile size
>> by not putting a copy of shared extensions there. If we don't do
>> incompatible changes again, we remove this type of risks.
> Is it technically possible to move to a text-based profile, maybe
> something in XML format?  Or must it be binary?   If we could use a
> text-based profile then it would be easier to support users.  If
> something goes wrong it would be easier to debug, and easier to fix.
> It would also be good for admins, since they could then push out
> profile changes to their users.

the configuration files are xml, the extensions were managed for
whatever reason with berkeley db but it is changed now as well.


> -Rob
>>> Even a brand new install leads to profile corruption rather quickly
>>> (especially under XP).
>> I've seen it happen when one tries to keep both 3.3 and 3.4 installed, with
>> a "setup /a" for example. The two, unless he takes care of customizing it in
>> the INI files, will try to use the same profile folder. The first run of 3.4
>> will convert it to the 3.4 format, then if you run 3.3 again you will break
>> it. This is of course an unsupported configuration, but it might explain why
>> people who see 3.4.1 working smoothly suddenly find it broken. I'm not
>> implying that this covers all the cases you report, but it could be
>> responsible for a part of them.
>> Regards,
>>   Andrea.

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