Bug#507865: openoffice.org-writer: OOo 2.4.x openinig OOo 3 files doesn't show text (2.x implements standard wrong)
forwarded 507865 http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=96878
tag 507865 + upstream
Noel Köthe wrote:
> 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:
Marked as forwarded, thanks.
> 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 :)
I doubt -release will accept that, they didn't even accept 2.4.2 (which I
And I'd not put 3.0 into lenny, we would have to wait for 3.0.1.
> 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).:(
I wouldn't have expected anything else.
No neither one is a solution.
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