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Bug#377531: openoffice.org-dev: unowinreg.dll should be included

Package: openoffice.org-dev
Version: 2.0.3-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

The file "unowinreg.dll" from the openoffice.org sdk is missing
from the debian package. It is intentional, as one can learn from
the file /usr/share/doc/openoffice.org-dev/changelog.Debian.gz:

    - exclude unowinreg.dll from installing in -dev.. [RE]

I did not find any threads on the mailing list about this decision, so
I can only guess about the reasons. And I can't see any valid reasons,
so I'm heavily outraged. It took 4 hours of my life, possibly because
of some windows-hater license-lover guy.

1st: because /usr/lib/openoffice/sdk/settings/std.mk refers to this
     file, a "make" in /usr/lib/openoffice/sdk/examples/java/Spreadsheet
     cannot possibly succeed. However, as programming openoffice is
     as complicated as it is, I think this actually prevents those small
     "masses" who would be able to dig into it from actually try
     to program under openoffice with java.

2nd: changing /usr/lib/openoffice/sdk/settings/std.mk not to include
     the reference to that dll would be a proof of "unusability by
     policy", and would definitely make me consider leaving the Debian
     camp. Why? Because I want to have a usable system, and not a
     religion instead. I want Windows users to be able to use my
     programs. That is why I am taking the time to learn this 
     disgusting UNO/OpenOffice environment. Including
     that dll helps a lot, as can be learned from this web page:

3rd: yes, I am so weak and stupid, that I cannot figure a way to
     learn differently: start by the examples, and first change
     them a little, compile, test, change, etc. That means: I'd
     be better off if I installed openoffice from tar.gz, and not
     from the debian package. I would have that dll (oh, god, a DLL!), 
     and also the ability to compile!

Best regards,
Baldvin Kovacs

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=hu_HU, LC_CTYPE=hu_HU (charmap=ISO-8859-2)

Versions of packages openoffice.org-dev depends on:
ii  libc6                    2.3.6-7         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                  1:4.1.0-1+b1    GCC support library
ii  libstdc++6               4.1.0-1+b1      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libstlport4.6-dev        4.6.2-3         STLport C++ class library
ii  libstlport4.6c2          4.6.2-3         STLport C++ class library
ii  libx11-6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System protocol client li
ii  openoffice.org-core      2.0.3-1         OpenOffice.org office suite archit

Versions of packages openoffice.org-dev recommends:
pn  dmake                         <none>     (no description available)
ii  g++                           4:4.0.2-2  The GNU C++ compiler
pn  java-gcj-compat-dev           <none>     (no description available)
ii  openoffice.org-java-common    2.0.0-5    OpenOffice.org office suite Java s

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