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


Kovacs Baldvin wrote:
> I seriously consider instead to drop the whole openoffice.org-dev from
> debian. Not openoffice, just the -dev. Really. If you choose instead

This is complete bullshit.

> dropping that line, then people won't know why on earth does it work
> differently (meaning: why their programs don't run on windows???) as
> they learn in the docs, in the forums, etc. They get confused, and move
> away from openoffice.

Not my problem. They use two bad things: Java and Windows. Why should I
care about windows? openoffice.org-dev is perfectly usable for C++ and
Java stuff, just that you don't have that file. And you can get it from
diverse places... (OOo CVS, some "normal" SDK install, etc.)

> However, if debian didn't support -dev at all, then they simply
> download it from openoffice.org, it works for them, and they gonna
> be happy.

LOL, that won't work. They assume stuff Debian does and cannot meet.
It assumes stuff which is broken (you can't call the programs without
setting[ LD_LIBRARY_]PATH first etc).

> If your principles hurt people, I think it is better to not give them
> something wrong, but its better to wait until somebody provides you a
> way to compile that dll, and release a -dev package only then. 

It only hurts people who use Windows. It only hurts people using Java
and not being able to look up a unowinreg.dll for them to ship. IT's
easy to get it.

If documentation references it and people don't find it they should
ask/get it from somewhere.

And note that there are extensions which are perfectly able to use
openoffice.org-dev without unowinreg.dll (on Linux, though, no idea
about Windows and whether C++ stuff also needs it, I don't think so, so
use C++ or get unowinreg.dll)



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