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


Am Dienstag, 11. Juli 2006 10:55 schrieb Martin Kretzschmar:
> > 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
> > > dropping that line, then people won't know why on earth does it work
> > > differently
> Then how about not dropping the line, but instead, if the file is
> missing, print a big fat warning, something like "you can't deploy
> your stuff on Windows as is, unowinreg.dll is missing, see <link to
> docs>, get it from
> http://api.openoffice.org/source/browse/api/odk/source/unowinreg/win/
> (Windows C++ source) or
> http://api.openoffice.org/source/browse/api/odk/bin/win/ (precompiled
> dll)"

Good idea. Have a patch? ;)

> > 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)
> The file is there to provide Java access to the Windows registry, so
> that your code can find the place where OOo was installed (the last
> time). No registry on Unix -> file not needed. And for a Windows C++
> extension, you'll need a Windows OOo SDK anyway.

OK, thanks for explanation for what this is for.


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