Re: [discussion] use of https://downloads.apache.org/ as a download page

2021-05-02 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

I remember the times when I coordinated the uploads to the 
OpenOffice.org mirror network from my office at Sun in Hamburg. At that 
time we used bouncer

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Bouncer

Links to the Bouncer site of the Oregon State University on the 
http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org/ site don't work anymore... (maybe 
by using the Archives Wayback Machine)


resp. MirrorBrain

One of the SuSE/Novell developers (Peter Poeml) was the main contributor 
of the MirrorBrain code.


Some info on the German Wikipedia:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/MirrorBrain

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/MirrorBrain
http://svn.mirrorbrain.org/svn/mirrorbrain/trunk/
LibreOffice, VideoLan, KDE, Gome, FSF, Sourceforge and OpenSuSE still 
use mirrorbrain.

https://mirrorbrain.org/

which was enhanced by a GeoIP module to route mirror requests to a 
nearby mirror (background: a person of an African administration called 
me if it would be possible to reduce requests to far away mirrors 
because OpenOffice.org downloads resulted into mostly the whole 
bandwidth of the whole state). Mirrors were located mostly at 
universities spread worldwide).


The team should invite more mirrors to be part of the AOO mirror 
network. If the downloads.apache.org site is the main distribution site 
where eg. Sourceforge downloads the files for distribution then it 
should not be promoted as download site.


Kind regards, Joost


Am 02.05.2021 um 13:22 schrieb Matthias Seidel:

Hi Peter,

I would rather encourage to use the ASF mirror system again as an
addition to our SourceForge downloads.

Regards,

    Matthias




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Re: Website not available

2021-02-04 Thread Joost Andrae

It's back.

Am 04.02.2021 um 16:05 schrieb Dave Fisher:

Hi -

It’s available here in the US. Would someone check in Europe.

Thanks,
Dave

Sent from my iPhone


On Feb 4, 2021, at 6:39 AM, Joost Andrae  wrote:

Hi,

it seems that www.openoffice.org cannot be accessed in the moment.

https://openoffice.apache.org/ is available

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Website not available

2021-02-04 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

it seems that www.openoffice.org cannot be accessed in the moment.

https://openoffice.apache.org/ is available

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Re: Wiki Publisher

2020-10-26 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Matthias,

I've just tried it out against a different MediaWiki and I can confirm 
it is running well !


Best regards, Joost

Am 26.10.2020 um 00:53 schrieb Matthias Seidel:

Hi all,

I just discovered that the Wiki Publisher we build with AOO 4.1.8 does
seem to work!

https://wiki.openoffice.org/w/index.php?title=Test-MS

The remaining problem is that it does not get bundled with the release.
I will investigate further...

Can you please test:

https://home.apache.org/~mseidel/wiki-publisher.oxt

Regards,

    Matthias






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Re: Writer and .docx

2020-10-16 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

regarding the documentliberation stuff:
I know some of those filters for a longer time. AFAIK these where 
implementations from one of the Novell guys (Fridrich Strba as far as I 
remember; see http://fridrich.blogspot.com/ )


Best, Joost

Am 16.10.2020 um 13:17 schrieb Joost Andrae:

Hi Simon,

some developer just needs to try to implement this kind of approach. 
Fortunately this developer doesn't really need to dive deeply into AOO 
implementation details except creating an extension. From my knowlege 
the Apache POI implementation is quite stable and it's used by a lot of 
software projects since a longer time.


Best regards, Joost

Am 16.10.2020 um 13:05 schrieb Simon Phipps:

Hi Joost!

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:49 AM Joost Andrae  
wrote:



Hi Simon,

it's an honor to me to see a sign of life of you here. Welcome !



I've been a relatively active member here from the beginning!

Instead of user picking here to get users leave from AOO to LO a

developer could create a Java based OOo/LO extension that uses Apache
POI to export OpenDocument type documents to MSXML formats by using the
binary MSO export to export those documents to the MSXML format in
between. Or maybe it's possible to XSL this document format by using
OpenOffice together with Apache POI. Using XSL scripts (in AOO menu item
XML filter settings) to make document conversions is possible within 
OOo.




That sounds an interesting new user feature. Rather than only using 
POI, a

pluggable approach that could also use libraries from the Document
Liberation Project https://www.documentliberation.org/ would be 
excellent.


Cheers,

Simon





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Re: Writer and .docx

2020-10-16 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Simon,

some developer just needs to try to implement this kind of approach. 
Fortunately this developer doesn't really need to dive deeply into AOO 
implementation details except creating an extension. From my knowlege 
the Apache POI implementation is quite stable and it's used by a lot of 
software projects since a longer time.


Best regards, Joost

Am 16.10.2020 um 13:05 schrieb Simon Phipps:

Hi Joost!

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:49 AM Joost Andrae  wrote:


Hi Simon,

it's an honor to me to see a sign of life of you here. Welcome !



I've been a relatively active member here from the beginning!

Instead of user picking here to get users leave from AOO to LO a

developer could create a Java based OOo/LO extension that uses Apache
POI to export OpenDocument type documents to MSXML formats by using the
binary MSO export to export those documents to the MSXML format in
between. Or maybe it's possible to XSL this document format by using
OpenOffice together with Apache POI. Using XSL scripts (in AOO menu item
XML filter settings) to make document conversions is possible within OOo.



That sounds an interesting new user feature. Rather than only using POI, a
pluggable approach that could also use libraries from the Document
Liberation Project https://www.documentliberation.org/ would be excellent.

Cheers,

Simon





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Re: Writer and .docx

2020-10-16 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Simon,

it's an honor to me to see a sign of life of you here. Welcome !

Instead of user picking here to get users leave from AOO to LO a 
developer could create a Java based OOo/LO extension that uses Apache 
POI to export OpenDocument type documents to MSXML formats by using the 
binary MSO export to export those documents to the MSXML format in 
between. Or maybe it's possible to XSL this document format by using 
OpenOffice together with Apache POI. Using XSL scripts (in AOO menu item 
XML filter settings) to make document conversions is possible within OOo.


Document conversions do not necessarily need to be a native 
implementation within AOO or LO.


Kind regards, Joost

Am 16.10.2020 um 12:16 schrieb Simon Phipps:

Hi!  As Peter said, it seems unlikely this branch of OpenOffice.org will be
enhanced with the ability to write .DOCX format. However, another branch
has added this capability and offers all the other convenient options you
mention as well. You can get it from our "sister" community at
https://libreoffice.org/download

Cheers

Simon

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 8:44 AM Наталья Василенко 
wrote:


Hello! I would like to know is there any hope that users can save
documents in Writer in .docx format? In the latest version of your
OpenOffice users can open documents in .docx format, but they cannot save
in that format. I think it is not comfortable for many users with the fact
that your product is very convenient in other options.
Could this feature be enabled in later versions of your product?

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Re: Apache OpenOffice NG

2017-05-06 Thread Joost Andrae

Am 02.05.2017 um 13:11 schrieb Jim Jagielski:

The issue that I see is that our end-user community is not the same
as, for example, subversion... I would hazard that the vast majority
of AOO users have no idea what "open source" means and the distinction
between being a source-only project and "source-only-but-we-also-provide-
community-builds" would be lost on them...



+1

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Re: Increase the number of tables in Calc

2017-02-11 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

increasing row-, column- or table count in Calc must be calculated well 
to fit into a 32 bit application. If memory consumption gets to the 
maximum (4 GB) then the application will crash. AFAIK AOO hasn't yet 
been ported to 64 bit on it's main platform (wntmsci6.pro). Be shure 
that document exchange will work with older versions of this application 
and export filters and their applications will support this as well.


Kind regards, Joost

Am 06.02.2017 um 09:46 schrieb Jörg Schmidt:



From: Peter Kovacs [mailto:legi...@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 8:09 AM
To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
Subject: Re: Increase the number of tables in Calc

+1 for tests.

But honestly I would not expect a lot of effect if you are on a modern
machine with 4GB + memory and maybe SSD disks.


This is not a problem, I can use a Thinkpad T40 (Pentium M1,5 Ghz, 512MB RAM, 
120 GB Western Digital HDD).

But the PC I use daily (Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo P7935) also has only 2 GB of 
RAM, but an SSD.


btw:
Maybe we should also update the hardware requirements listed on our website:
https://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/sys_reqs_aoo41.html



Greetings,
Jörg





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Re: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows

2016-08-14 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

I've installed the patch from



The material is available at
.



into my Win7Pro AOO 4.1.2 installation. Before applying the patch I've 
checked the md5sum and it was correct.


I'm not sure that all users will understand what administrative 
installation means. I did. Probably a better documentation about how to 
do this will help and it'll be useful to document how to check against 
the checksum file. The application is working as expected.


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Using tesseract-ocr from within AOO ?

2016-01-03 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi there,

I've just played with the OpenSource OCR engine 
https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ and it seems to do it's job 
very well to do OCR on scanned bitmaps.
As it comes with Apache License 2.0 and as it's available as C++ source 
code why not integrating it's functionality into AOO or building an 
extension that either connect it's API to AOO or which connect's it 
using it's command line arguments ?


From my perspective both projects would benefit...

Just my 2 EUR cents


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Re: Calc Selections of Entire Rows and Columns

2015-12-14 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Jatin,

it would be great to have that functionality in Calc but did you 
consider to support this within the Excel import filter as it is an 
Excel functionality ?


Alternatively a user can use this:
When using the magic type range names (adding a column header you can 
parse over the whole column that has this header) you can reference the 
whole input area within calc...


Example: Add eg. the sting "banana" as a column header somewhere within 
a sheet and add some numerical data downside of it then at a place 
somewhere else within the sheet you can use it like =sum(banana)


Differently to Excel you can add data whereelse you want within that 
range (at the beginning, within that range (adding rows within that 
area) and adding columns at the end of that range)


just my 2 cents


Kind regards, Joost


Am 14.12.2015 um 04:23 schrieb #PATHANGI JANARDHANAN JATINSHRAVAN#:

Hi Dennis,
  I have filed one here: 
https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=126734 with the patch available in 
that issue

Thanks
Jatin





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Re: 2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary

2014-11-25 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Louis,


Am 24.11.2014 um 20:00 schrieb Louis Suárez-Potts:

Let's imagine a roller coaster.

But I would also ask then the group at OX (Ye Olde Hamburg contingent), as
well as others in LO, say, to join in. This quarter century chunk is
*serious* time. It's not a trivial expanse of forget me nots trod under
history's sneakers.

It's time that's been spent making a product that's proven resilient and
powerful and it its making included a huge number of people, not all of
whom are here listening but all the same are there using.

louis



for StarOffice the first release was 1995 not 1985 when Marco started 
his business in Lüneburg (near Hamburg). Development of StarOffice based 
on StarView started in 1994. When looking at StarWriter then development 
started earlier and later StarOffice was a complete rewrite of the ideas 
used in former StarWriter releases.


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Re: question about OpenOffice environment variables

2014-09-19 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Andrea,

there's some information about the usage of environment variables in OOo 
within OOo WIKI:


https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Environment_Variables

Kind regards, Joost

Am 19.09.2014 um 23:10 schrieb Andrea Pescetti:

On 10/09/2014 Kay Schenk wrote:

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Environment_Variables
I can certainly set OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP, but I'm wondering where I can find
additional information on SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN. Anybody?


You can find some discussion with screenshots here:
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16t=27216

But honestly I don't see a difference between setting it to kde and
gtk on my system. While if I set it to gen, I get a different look
and feel (vaguely resembling an old version of Windows, see
http://i.imgur.com/jZwN8Gy.png if this isn't clear) but then OpenOffice
segfaults on exit.

Regards,
   Andrea.




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Very possible problem

2014-05-24 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

within the last two or three weeks I experienced an issue within the 
Writer component:


When selecting a table within Writer that has been copied from an HTML 
source and the document has been stored in ODF format before (reloasded 
document) then the application exits with an error message.


Unfortunately I cannot provide an example document because the one I 
have is somehow confidential.


Maybe this is something Oliver-Rainer could take a look at...please...


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Re: Arrow heads with hole

2013-11-30 Thread Joost Andrae

Moin Regina,

I like this pallette.

Am 26.11.2013 16:33, schrieb Regina Henschel:

Hi all,

I have expanded the standard.soe with some arrow heads with hole. The
file is attached to https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=123758.
If you like them, we can consider to use this palette as default.


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Re: OpenOffice Writer 4.0.0 crashes, Writer 3.4.1 works correctly

2013-08-04 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

when connecting to the application by windbg the crash seems to happen 
in i18npool.uno.dll. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any symbols to 
give more details.



Pasted from the menu and with ctrl+v =  crash.
Trying with smaller chunks, the problematic text seems to be: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ


Thanks for the detailed analysis. Seems Windows-specific. Reported as
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122948
follow up there.


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Re: [VOTE]: Release OpenOffice 4.0 (RC)

2013-07-14 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

+1 ...same experience...

Am 14.07.2013 20:55, schrieb Marcus (OOo):

Installed without problems, opened  edited  saved my usual files, all
without problems or crashes.

+1, lets release it.

Marcus





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Re: Need a simple question answered.

2013-07-05 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Rosanne,

Ctrl+End  to navigate to the bottom
Ctrl+Pos1 to navigate to the top

Am 04.07.2013 23:25, schrieb rosanne kosson:

In Open Office, is there any key board shortcut, a key or a
combination of keys, that takes you to the bottom of a document, idem
the top?  I have looked at every help document I could find and tried
all the fora/discussion groups.  No one has an answer.  Thanks!



btw. the users mailing list us...@openoffice.apache.org is a better 
place to ask such questions. To subscribe send an email to 
users-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org


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Building with MSVC++ 10.0 Express Compiler

2013-07-02 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

regarding the current discussion about building with Java 7 and Mozilla 
I thought it to be useful to ask if someone could enhance the configure 
scripts to handle wntmsci13.pro builds (using MSVC 2010 Express compiler 
infrastructure)? And as long as the current Express compilers don't ship 
with msm files it might be useful to disable the check for these files 
and to disable the pack process if configured. Maybe somebody want's to 
use a different pack process eg. by using a self extracting archive instead.


Just my 2 Euro Cents

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Re: calc spreadsheet

2013-04-19 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

before starting to develop things for Apache OpenOffice you might 
consider to learn about it's API. There's an SDK available and there's 
tons of documentation. Probably you want to start to develop an 
extension first before you dive into the application code.


A good starting point is here:

http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Development
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/DevGuide
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide_AOO
http://openoffice.apache.org/downloads.html (eg. the SDK)
http://openoffice.apache.org/developer-faqs.html


Am 19.04.2013 14:09, schrieb Winman Software:

while working with calc spreadsheet how should I start with.

how can I compile  and run the spreadsheet program.

if I wish to work with front end development how can I continue.



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Re: A question about existing practices

2013-03-21 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Rob,


But whatever the reason, I think it demonstrates that vote counts from
the earlier years are extremely difficult to compare fairly with
recent vote counts.  And the fact that we don't even have a formal RFE
for iOS or Android, even though we get daily requests for this via
other means is odd too.  It suggests that *how* users give feedback
has changed.  Maybe in 2002 it was via Bugzilla.  But today we get
more feedback from Facebook and Twitter than we do Bugzilla.  IMHO we
need to adapt to how users actually express preferences today rather
than assume that they are in tune with a Bugzilla based feedback
mechanism from 2002.



AOO is an open source project and features don't get implemented by 
votes. If someone want's an iOS or Android port then someone has to do 
it. Perhaps a professional committer like IBM may want to help here. I 
don't know if there's a demand within IBM to fund such a work...


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Re: What I miss a bit at the project

2013-03-20 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Rafael,

as you know we had several channels on freenode.net

#openoffice.org (user channel)
#dev.openoffice.org (developer channel)
#qa.openoffice.org (qa channel)

+1 to use IRC and not to use tools like Google+ or Facebook or the like...


I realy would like a more active IRC Channel. I propose
#dev.openoffice.org at freenode as our main channel. I encourage you to
jump in too.


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Re: A question about existing practices

2013-03-20 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Rob,

maybe it has other reasons like missing access to the former OOo login 
on the Apache infrastructure eg. one thing that went wrong with my OOo 
account.



There could be several reasons for this:

1) Older issues are better issues because they were entered by smarter
people.  But then the linear trend is then odd.  Did people become
less smart in such a regular way over the years?

2) Older issues have been around longer so they have had a longer
opportunity to be voted on.  This very naturally would explain a
linear trend.

3) Users have become less interested in or aware of voting.  But
again, it hard to explain the gradual linear trend.  Why for example,
would users in 2010 entering an issue not even vote for their own
issue 90% of the time, but in 2002 nearly half of those issues
received votes?

In any case, this is one reason why I take the old vote counts cum
grano salis.  For whatever reason the votes are biased toward older
issues.


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Re: Problems with Accessibility in Open Office

2013-03-15 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Reina,



My name is Reina Grosvalet, and I am displeased about the fact that
Open Office is not accessible for blind computer users, as this
program does not work with screen reading and other assistive
technologies. Blind people, just like everyone else, want a free word
processing option that works just as well as MS Office. Blind
freelancers can especially benefit from your program beingaccessible,
as well as blind entrepreneurs, students and professionals.


Some of the tools you're using with MS Office don't work well with other 
programs that use it's own UI controls instead of native controls. 
OpenOffice currently exposes it's information to accessive technology 
via Java Accessibility API on Windows and via GNOME Accessibility API on 
Linux/Solaris with GNOME and on Mac via NSAcessibility. Some developers 
here are currently working on support for IAccessible2.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAccessible2
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Accessibility/IAccessible2_support

Have a look here:

http://www.openoffice.org/ui/accessibility/at-support.html
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Accessibility



Because I am a certified 508 Compliance Analyst, I can provide
detailed feedback concerninghow you can make your program one hundred
percent accessible, so the millions of blind computer users around the
world will be able to benefit from it along with everyone else. If you
need proof of my certificates, I will be glad to send them to you. A
plus is that I am also totally blind, so I can provide feedback from
the point of view of someone who is blind.

in order to give you an idea of some of the problems I see, I am going
to provide you with a mini report below. this report states:

1. The installer has buttons that are clearly labeled with text that
can be clearly accessed using keyboard navigation. this is a plus
because a blind computer user is able to successfully install the
program on his or her computer without any sighted help.
2. The buttons in the installer all have corresponding access keys,
like alt+n for next and alt+f for finish. This is very helpful for
screen reader users and for those who use assistive technologies
because these access keys allow such users to complete functions
quickly.
3. Upon opening the program, however, i notice that a blind computer
user is not able to access any of its functions using keyboard
navigation. the blind user cannot select the type of template heor she
wishes to use, like a spreadssheet or text document. Drop down menus
cannot be accessed using any form of keyboard navigation, like using
the alt key to access the menus like in the windows operating system.


Use funktion key F6 to toggle between the menu, menu bar and tool bars



as soon as you contact me, I can construct a detailed report that
contains each problem I see as well as provide detailed fixes to these
problems. It is my hope that Open Office becomes completely
accessible, so people with disabilities can utilize this software and
enjoy its benefits.



Kind regards, Joost



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Re: 4.0 and loss of backward compatibility for extensions with toolbar

2013-02-21 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,



It would also be interesting to know the last time the extension was
updated; besides that expecting unmaintained extensions to work on a new
major release might not be plausible, the extension is likely not be
adapted to any change if it is unmaintained, no matter how popular it is
(example: the most popular, Oracle PDF Import Extension, Downloads:
Week: 12,706, unmaintained since Dec. 2010, seems to be broken
- according to the first three comments).


within the last days I've installed the Windows variant of the PDF 
Import Extension several times on different systems (Win7, Win8) and all 
of those installations worked like a charm.


Kind regards, Joost



Re: [Test Plan] AOO 4.0 test plan

2013-02-19 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

maybe you feel I'm nitpicking but I'm missing some details about 
available test methods


- Unit test automation
- API test automation
- UI test automation

From my understanding AOO test automation currently includes all of 
them. I think a unit test should be part of the build verification test 
because it's part of the AOO source code that needs to be checked.




   I draft an overall test plan[1] in wiki. Please review and feedback with
your suggestion. Any comments are welcome.


[1]
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Testing+Plan


Kind regards, Joost




Re: crashes due to corrupted user profile [was: Re: [IMPORTANT, DISCUSS]: no migration/use of former user profile with AOO 4.0]

2013-02-05 Thread Joost Andrae

Moin Oliver-Rainer,

probably this extension update issue is (UNO)cache file related...

...just an idea...



-- new user profile is created, but somehow the extension manager shows
the bundled extensions from OOo 3.3 (three dictionaries)
-- crashes (category B) triggered via update check of installed extensions



Kind regards, Joost



Re: OpenOffice thin client edition - why not?

2013-01-18 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

this server based StarOffice version was called StarPortal 
(StarDivision). Later it was called Sun ONE Webtop (Sun Microsystems). 
The client protocol was VCL remote, a protocol that was removed before 
Sun opensourced the StarOffice code base to OpenOffice.org. With VCL 
remote the VCL rendered user interface was triggered via API allowing a 
full color and full resolution visualization of the UI by needing just 
an ISDN phone connection (64 kbit/s). There were native C++ VCL 
clients for almost every client platform (Win, Mac, Linux, Solaris, 
etc.) and there was a Java based VCL client to be used via browser 
interface or used within a Sun Java station.
It had a central configuration management solution based on LDAP (XML 
config items were stored within an LDAP structure). Parts of the 
configuration logic is still part of AOO, eg. locking of config items. 
There were parts that allowed rendering into HTML, DHTML, WML and there 
was a fax interface. Sun ONE Webtop allowed the usage of hardware 
loadbalancers. A new client usually logged-in into a virtual user 
directory or it was able to log-in into a system based user directory 
using single sign-on so eg. the user was able to use his WAP phone to 
select a document within his home directory to send it to a fax number.

A user process shared the memory usage with other client processes.

Oracle Cloud Office cannot be compared with developments like StarPortal 
or Sun ONE Webtop that needed office processes to run on client side. 
Oracle Cloud Office used the ODF file format to render it by using 
JavaScript. OTOH bulk document conversions were done by an office 
process on server side. Oracle Cloud Office scaled far better.


Am 18.01.2013 04:16, schrieb Fernando Cassia:

I remember Sun -or perhaps it was StarDivision- once sold a StarOffice
network computing edition, basically what I think it did was install
a OO.o/SO Server on a LAN, and remote users connected -over VNC or
likewise thin-client protocol- via a Java applet in their browsers, to
the StarOffice app.

So, has anyone played with such a setup in OpenOffice ? Notice I don´t
want to give remote users access to the full desktop or a remote Linux
desktop session, just the application. In other words, what I mean is
the VNC-ization of the OO app...



Kind regards, Joost




Re: OpenOffice thin client edition - why not?

2013-01-18 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,


I for one don´t ´need´ an AJAX / HTML5 version of AOO... GDocs is fine...

I personally think browser based apps are a pig, and doing apps in
JScript is insane. I had Chrome open the other day just with GMail and
it was using over 150 MB of RAM

A thin client virtualized version on the other hand would use the PC´s
CPU and horsepower and deliver great speed to even to lowest powered
devices.



I'd prefer to have a web server based application which I could setup at 
home and what I could configure it to be used from everywhere I have IP 
access (private cloud) to. The data transmission should run in a secure 
way (at least via https) and it should include a login mechanism to 
access it. Basing the application development on ODF file format 
features for this webapp would ease it's deployment because files 
created with this webapp would automatically be compatible to AOO. And a 
webapp can be configured to run on whatever client you want it to run 
on. Wether it uses JS or some other technology is not that important as 
well as it's not that important to have a document that is rendered 100% 
like within AOO. More important is the ability to modify documents on 
the go eg. from a mobile.


Kind regards,

Joost



Re: OpenOffice thin client edition - why not?

2013-01-18 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,



Yes, and you can do that with an html5/ajax version hosted somewhere
-you´d need a web server-, or also by logging into your AOO copy at
home with a VNC client for Android/iPad...



but I don't want to render the application. It's better to work on the 
document by using an API of it's file format (like ODFDOM) instead.


Please have a look here to understand what I mean:
http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/

Kind regards, Joost



Re: A preservation hazard in OpenOffice

2013-01-08 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

Am 07.01.2013 22:53, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:

Joost Andrae wrote:

If somebody has a problem with linked
images within stored files then he/she can easily break these links by
using /edit/links...


Yes, this is the answer to the preservation hazard: just break links;
and there are several macros and perhaps extensions around that just add
a Break all links button to embed all images instead of linking to them.

That said, I think it would be quite reasonable (if there are no UX
problems or major development problems) to do the opposite in OpenOffice
4.0 and break links by default, since this happens to be the standard
expectation many users have.

For the record, the relevant issue is
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=37652



+1 but there should be a toggle to revert this behavior for those who 
know what they're doing...


Kind regards, Joost



Re: (old) New feature/option to prevent autodata alterations in calc

2013-01-07 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi Kieth,


For years I have suffered as
1. numbers are turned to dates


is it really a number you want to input or do you use a number format ?



2. phone numbers are altered


In this case you can start your cell entry using a single quote 
character. A trailing single quote character will handle the cell 
content as a string not as a number.




3. lower case data is changed to identical higher case data (eg: data 
to DATA(when DATA is a separate piece of

data that i typed than the lower case))

I have to confess this can be odd but it really is a feature of Calc to 
autocorrect the way you once wrote a string within another input cell 
within a column. You can turn this behavior off within the tools menu.


/tools/cell content/auto input (or something like that - I use a 
German localization)




4. If I type Scone then i can not write s, sc, sco, or scon in the same 
field without my data being altered to the full word scone.



same as above

Kind regards, Joost



Re: User initiative for improving OOXML (was Re: AOO questions on Google)

2013-01-03 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

if you're interested into including the changes into AOO then all 
parties involved are listed here (incl. email addresses):


http://www.digitale-nachhaltigkeit.ch/2012/07/suse-und-lanedo-setzen-ooxml-verbesserungen-in-libreofficeopenoffice-org-fur-behorden-um/

Am 03.01.2013 10:22, schrieb Jürgen Schmidt:

On 1/2/13 9:05 PM, Drew Jensen wrote:

Howdy Jürgen,

Hmm - well, I had understood it was ALv2 specifically so that it would be
available to the project here.

Hopefully when the developers make a drop of the code it will be something
that the devs here will want to utilize it, wasn't really fair to ask
anyone to comment on something they haven't seen yet.


I hope so too, on the other hand it is paid development work and the
question is what does it mean to make it available in both projects ;-)





Kind regards, Joost



Re: [UX] Design Exploration - Task Pane Content Panel User Interface Design

2012-12-18 Thread Joost Andrae
Hi,

I prefer version 3C. Such a task pane should work like the task pane
control in Impress.

Am 18.12.2012 08:22, schrieb Xin Li:
 Hi all,
 
 I have been exploring on Task Pane framework and content panel design.  I
 have post the 9 proposals on AOO UX wiki.
 
 See:
 http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_UX_Design_Exploration_-_Task_Pane_Content_Panel_-_User_Interface_Design_Proposals#Task_Pane_Content_Panel_-_UX_Design_propoals
 
 Capture any thoughts or feedback in the discussion section of the wiki
 page. Thanks.
 
 http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_UX_Design_Exploration_-_Task_Pane_Content_Panel_-_User_Interface_Design_Proposals#Task_Pane_Content_Panel_-_UX_Design_propoals
 

Kind regards, Joost



Re: [Proposal]Propose to Improve the Graphic Bullets Interoperability with MS Word Binary Format

2012-11-21 Thread Joost Andrae

Hi,

maybe it helps if someone documents the usage of issue ids within the 
source code for unexperienced developers.


In this example the issue represented by i120928 ( := OOo Issue Tracker 
ID 120928 ) is to be resolved to 
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=120928


Am 21.11.2012 08:20, schrieb chengjh:

Updated the patch according to the comments...Please review
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/attachment.cgi?id=79931action=diff.Thanks.

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Herbert Dürr h...@apache.org wrote:


I agree with Pedro that the change history belongs into the RCS,
especially in a code base as ours where some source files have had many
hundreds of changes over their history of about twenty years.

Of course an issue reference is valuable when the comment helps to
understand what the code does and why it does it. Anything else is
distracting.


Kind regards, Joost