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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice in Fedora 19?
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:12:54 GMT
Am 02/06/2013 09:13 PM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> On 31/01/2013 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> It got more coverage than needed, probably. It is just a proposal at
>> this stage, like dozens of other proposals.
> It is starting to become something a little bit more official now.
> Minutes ago, the "FESCo meeting" (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee)
> approved the feature for Fedora 19 unanimously, 9-0.

Great news.

> They will likely publish some minutes, but I copy-paste from the chat.
> ---
> Feature is accepted under the condition that the conflicts must be
> worked out. OpenOffice and LibreOffice packagers get to work them out.
> There is no FESCo mandate that LibreOffice must change to accommodate
> OpenOffice at this time. Alternatives is not the way to resolve the
> conflicts but environment-modules may be looked at as a similar means to
> achieve that.
> ---
> Explanations:
> - Conflicts are over the "soffice" and "unopkg" aliases, and possibly
> others, which would be needed by both OpenOffice and LibreOffice. Here I
> hope that the LibreOffice packagers can agree on some solutions (note:
> it's really about the packages, since the upstream LibreOffice does not
> conflict). Stephan Bergmann explained that there is still some usage of
> the hard-coded "soffice" by external applications and in the SDK. So
> this really needs to be clarified to see whether OpenOffice will break
> if it doesn't own the "soffice" alias.
> - For historical reasons, the "ooffice", "oowriter"... aliases are
> assigned to LibreOffice. Although we discussed it on the mailing lists,
> this won't change. So, unless we have the funny idea of squatting
> "lowriter", "localc"..., we are left with "aoowriter", "aoocalc" and so on.

I've the idea that both parties are changing to an own naming syntax:

soffice -> aooffice *and* soffice -> loffice and so on with other names.

Then both have work to do and nobody is in advantage to profit from old 

But maybe this just an idealistic way and a naive point of view ;-).

My 2 ct.


> Fedora will branch for Alpha on 2 Apr 2013: we must have something
> decently packaged by that time. At FOSDEM I met the Fedora people
> together with Herbert and Andre, so we already have some knowledge of
> the process.
> More details:
> Regards,
> Andrea.

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