Bug 109023 - support for palmdoc (.pdb)
Summary: support for palmdoc (.pdb)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Android Viewer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: ARM Android
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: (Android)-Unsupported-formats
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Reported: 2017-07-08 12:36 UTC by vihsa
Modified: 2023-01-17 12:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

test pdb file (134 bytes, application/x-aportisdoc)
2017-07-08 16:38 UTC, raal

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Description vihsa 2017-07-08 12:36:20 UTC
if the file format palmdoc (.pdb) is not yet supported, i request you to add.

Steps to Reproduce:
i am verifying file formats given https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice in libreoffice viewer.

updating my findings at https://github.com/kr1shnas/qa/projects/24.

as of now, i don't know whether libreoffice viewer can read the file. i am unable to find a sample file. if you have a sample file, please provide a link.

if the file format is not yet supported, i request you to add.

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android 5.1; Mobile; rv:56.0) Gecko/56.0 Firefox/56.0
Comment 1 raal 2017-07-08 16:38:22 UTC
Created attachment 134552 [details]
test pdb file

confirm in Android-  file not listed. Works in desktop version

Build ID: eda9605
Android 5.0.2
Comment 2 vihsa 2017-08-04 11:19:00 UTC
fileopen: displays garbage and text

test result: 

os: android 5.1
device: lyf flame 3 [ ls-4001 ]
Comment 3 Michael Weghorn 2023-01-17 12:23:13 UTC
Is this issue still relevant?
Supporting more file formats presumably also means that the size of the APK will increase (due to more services that will have to be included), so I tend to suggest focusing on those that are particularly relevant.

In addition, the mechanism to open a file in Android Viewer currently depends on the Android system identifying the proper MIME type, which probably isn't the case for most of the proprietary and not so frequently used file types. (So supporting these might need some "open any file, ignore file type" handling instead (possibly hidden behind a setting?).)