On windows the default install of LibreOffice is not able to load the Flat XML variants (.fodt, .fods, .fodp, etc.) of the ODF files. Please include the requried XML filter and respective file associations with the default install of LibreOffice.
Should we make that XSLT filters included by default (but unselectable)? Will that have any potential negative effect, do they include some broken or usually unwanted functionality? If so, should we move out the flat XML stuff into a component that is included by default?
My Server installation of Master "LibO-dev 3.5.0 – WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) English UI [(Build ID: 81607ad-3dca5fd-da627d2)]" has flat.xml filters by default, "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]" has not. I will check whether tat is an extra option for the installation.
Results here might be relevant for Bug 40881.
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]". I modified installation and added xslt filters, but FlatXML still is not assigned to LibO. So those .fodx documents can't be opened from WIN Explorer without problems, but opening via LibO file dialog works without problems (I tested for .fodg).
I do not know whether it's planned to install XSLT filters by default, but if the will be installed (also for customized installation) filetype association should be done.
Yes, please. I am involved in a project that generates Flat ODF files (.fodt and .fodp) and out-of-the-box support of these file types greatly benefits our use-case.
Since all new unconfirmed bugs start in state UNCONFIRMED now and old unconfirmed bugs were moved to NEEDINFO with a explanatory comment, all bugs promoted above those bug states to NEW and later are automatically confirmed making the CONFIRMED whiteboard status redundant. Thus it will be removed.
issue is still present on win32 xp, with:
Build ID: 8589e48-760cc4d-f39cf3d-1b2857e-60db978
This is still a problem in LibreOffice 3.5RC2. Because of this Windows users cannot open or export Flat ODF files.
Can we please fix this ASAP (preferably before the release of 3.5.0) ?
For people having this same issue, you can enable Flat ODF in your LibreOffice installation by rerunning setup and modifying the installation to include:
Sample XSLT Filters
setup.exe -> Modify -> Optional Components -> XSLT Sample Filters
Should get you the required filters for using Flat ODF files, but the related file-associations are still not there. The above configuration should become the default on Windows !!
Can someone verify this ?
I tested on a Windows 7 with the above procedure to enable XSLT Filters and the file associations seem to be there with LibreOffice 3.5RC2, however the XSLT Filters are still not enable by default...
I understand that it is annoying, so it is perfectly fine to mention it in the most annoying bugs.
On the other hand, this is very old bug, workaround is easy => it can't block the 3.5.0 release => lovering severity a bit.
Fridrich, any chance to fix this for 3.5.1?
(In reply to comment #12)
> Fridrich, any chance to fix this for 3.5.1?
It is already fixed in 3-5, now the XSLT filter is default component on Windows.
If we need to do another rc, maybe it would be nice to include, but I don't vote for it to be blocker for 3.5.0 if no other stuff pops up.
I have described the workaround at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.5#Most_annoying_bugs. I agree that it should not block the release => closing as fixed.