Bug#507865: openoffice.org-writer: OOo 2.4.x openinig OOo 3 files doesn't show text (2.x implements standard wrong)
Justification: causes non-serious data loss
sadly we found a IMHO bigger problem for the 2.x users which will be in lenny.
OOo 2.x implemented the ODF standard wrong which is fixed in OOo 3.0:
Now the problem is that data exchange from 3.0 to 2.x results in documents
with blanked text so the user will not see the data of the text.
The problem is reported upstream here:
I hope this explains the problem with details.
Because lenny will be shipped with 2.x (looks like) and the world will continue
to spread/use 3.0 we will hurt our users with this problem because the OOo 3 files
will raise and OOo 2/lenny users cannot open the documents and see text.
I hope the problem is clear.
The solutions afaik:
1. release OOo 3.0 in lenny :)
2. OOo 2.x needs a patch which fixes the import of OOo > 3.0 files with the correct
interpretation of display:text=. Sadly upsteam/a upstream developer wrote in
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=96878 that they will not fix it
(or tend to this).:(
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
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