Bug 76069 - Split esoteric/old format support to a separate package
Summary: Split esoteric/old format support to a separate package
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Format-Filters
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Reported: 2014-03-12 10:39 UTC by Rezonansowy
Modified: 2019-10-09 08:02 UTC (History)
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Description Rezonansowy 2014-03-12 10:39:06 UTC
Number of LibreOffice's supported formats is growing, so in the future the main package would be very heavy. I propose tha support for some esoteric formats like:
* MS Office 6.0/95
* AppleWorks 6.0
* MacWrite Pro 1.5
* Write Now 4.0
* and dropped StarOffice 1x-5x
should be splitted up to a separate package
And this package would be named 'libreoffice-extra' or 'libreoffice-extraformats'.
LibreOffice should offer an installation of this package, but I'm open for ideas here.
Comment 1 tommy27 2014-03-12 18:25:26 UTC
feature request. set status to NEW.
Comment 2 Urmas 2015-02-26 07:41:00 UTC
MS Word 6 is not an esoteric format in any way. Also, what is the purpose of this at all?
Comment 3 Rezonansowy 2015-02-26 11:04:51 UTC
(In reply to Urmas from comment #2)
> MS Word 6 is not an esoteric format in any way. Also, what is the purpose of
> this at all?

The matter is to decrease the size of LO main package. Along with esoteric formats I also mean those which are just very old, like MS Office 6.0/95 for example.
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2019-10-08 21:41:08 UTC
I'm in favor of closing this bug report. This is a big effort for---what?--saving some kilobytes of disk space?

As long as LibreOffice are supporting file formats, they shouldn't be separated into extra packages (or extensions or something else).
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-09 08:02:00 UTC
Not only some kB but less options, for example at save as. Would be nice to have a much more modular application but I'm afraid it's less effort to rewrite from scratch.

Anyway, no need for input from UX, fine if closed as WF.