Subject: Re: Apache OpenOffice in Fedora 19?
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.