Bug 33299 - RC4 -- Can't remove unneeded extensions
Summary: RC4 -- Can't remove unneeded extensions
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 RC3
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-20 10:54 UTC by Steven W
Modified: 2011-01-21 02:50 UTC (History)
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Description Steven W 2011-01-20 10:54:24 UTC
In LibO RC4, I can't remove unneeded extensions that shipped with the program.  Mostly these consist of dictionaries for foreign languages. I can remove the extensions that I have installed.  They appear with a little lock symbol in the Extension Manager.  

RC4 is not yet a choice under 'Version' on this site.  Not sure what component this should actually go under.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-01-21 00:06:41 UTC
DUP of or related to?
- Bug 33060 - Extension manager not allow disable of installed extension
- Bug 32270 - Only preselect useful dictionaries for Installation
Comment 2 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2011-01-21 00:14:40 UTC
Would it satisfy you if those "extensions" did not show up in the Extension Manager (if that is what they do)? That you wouldn't think of them as "extensions".

After all, you don't complain that you can't remove other features that you never use, do you? These "foreign" language dictionaries just happen to be in a technical sense packaged as extensions.
Comment 3 Andras Timar 2011-01-21 01:44:51 UTC
BTW, you can remove them by using the installer (Windows Start menu - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - LibreOffice - Modify).
Comment 4 Steven W 2011-01-21 02:35:48 UTC
Ah, so you can de-select them during the install process?  If that's the case, I guess the point's moot.  Although, I'd suggest pointing that out somehow on the download page or an attention getting note during the install so that dumb users, like myself, don't file bugs like this.  

Would I be correct in assuming that someday there'll be separate downloads for different languages like OpenOffice.org?
Comment 5 Steven W 2011-01-21 02:45:33 UTC
Perhaps it wouldn't be such a bad to ask end-users what dictionaries they want installed during the 'Standard Installation'.  For that matter, could there be an online-installer that would download the dictionaries?
Comment 6 Andras Timar 2011-01-21 02:50:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Would I be correct in assuming that someday there'll be separate downloads for
> different languages like OpenOffice.org?

Multilingual install was invented to save disk space and bandwidth on mirrors.
I don't think that in the future there will be separate full language
installers for different languages like OpenOffice.org. 

Netinstall is also considered (at least it is discussed on mailig lists but it does not mean that somebody will write the code for it:)).