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From: Andrea Pescetti <pescetti <at> apache.org>
Subject: Re: Apache OpenOffice in Fedora 19?
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.apache.openoffice.devel
Date: Wednesday 6th February 2013 20:13:18 UTC (over 4 years ago)
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.

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.

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:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ApacheOpenOffice

Regards,
   Andrea.
 
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