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Openoffice bug fixes from libreoffice

Edward C
Hi. I just wonder, if a bug is fixed in libreoffice should openoffice users expect the fix soon too? Libreoffice has always seemed more buggy than Openoffice but they recently fixed a very important feature in calc that was broken in both libre and open. So I wonder if this fix will be available in open office and when. Or does bugs have to be fixed separately in Openoffice
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Re: Openoffice bug fixes from libreoffice

Fernando Cassia
On 3/18/17, Edward C <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi. I just wonder, if a bug is fixed in libreoffice should openoffice users
> expect the fix soon too? Libreoffice has always seemed more buggy than
> Openoffice but they recently fixed a very important feature in calc that was
> broken in both libre and open. So I wonder if this fix will be available in
> open office and when. Or does bugs have to be fixed separately in Openoffice

When Libre Office forked, the code bases started diverging.
So if you want a certain bug fixed in AOO, the better approach is to
file a bug report separately.

FC

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Re: Openoffice bug fixes from libreoffice

Edward C
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Bummer. I filed the bug in the wrong place then. Is the code so different now that it would not make sense for an Openoffice dev to have a look at what they did to fix the bug in Libreoffice and then sort of copy that and adapt it to Openoffice?

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Fernando Cassia <[hidden email]> wrote:

>On 3/18/17, Edward C <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi. I just wonder, if a bug is fixed in libreoffice should openoffice users
>> expect the fix soon too? Libreoffice has always seemed more buggy than
>> Openoffice but they recently fixed a very important feature in calc that was
>> broken in both libre and open. So I wonder if this fix will be available in
>> open office and when. Or does bugs have to be fixed separately in Openoffice
>
>When Libre Office forked, the code bases started diverging.
>So if you want a certain bug fixed in AOO, the better approach is to
>file a bug report separately.
>
>FC
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Re: Openoffice bug fixes from libreoffice

toki
On 03/18/2017 10:49 AM, Edward C wrote:

> Is the code so different now that it would not make sense for an Openoffice dev to have a look at what they did to fix the bug

I haven't examined the code base of the two projects, but based upon the
way the various extensions function, I suspect that the code base of the
two projects has diverged enough, that code has to be specifically
written for each project.

IOW, a patch for one project will have no effect when integrated into
the other project, unless it is rewritten. Whether or not looking at the
code that fixed in a bug in one project, will provide a useful algorithm
to fix the same bug in the other project, is useful, depends upon a
plethora of unrelated factors.

The other hurdle is that the two projects use different licenses.
Whether or not they are compatible is something best left for the
lawyers to decide.

jonathon

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