From: Austin Gonyou (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 19:02:11 EST
On Mon, 2002-03-18 at 17:56, Hubert Figuiere wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-03-19 at 00:46, Austin Gonyou wrote:
> > Office XP/2000 .doc code is available in OpenOffice. :)
> But it is broken, it is tied to OO framework and it is unreadable. What
> else ?
I don't doubt that it's complex, but to say it's broken, when it clearly
works in OpenWriter is not right.
Overall, no one, ever likes, I mean ever, to clean up someone else's
code, but it is probably the best damn importer I've seen for .Doc
files, and re-writer, in the OSS community ever.
Is OO that bad? Can some parts be changed to fit?
> The problem is that they are NOT willing to fix their crappy importer.
> We already reported them a bug about image import/export in RTF and they
> said that they would not fix it.
> See OpenOffice issue #2244:
> What else can we do ?
I will complain as well, and file another bug, or comment on that bug.
More voices, more action?
> That always will be a problem. Word .doc and RTF files does not contain
> a rendered layout...
Good point. Does the ABW format?
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