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LibreOffice package split collateral damage analysis

2012-05-09 15:00..16:00 in G. Ballroom F

This blueprint is about analysing the damage that is done by the spliting of LibreOffice into separate packages, which never was a goal at the upstream project. Because of that, in some cornercases LibreOffice crashes or fails to perform because of missing parts, when not installed completely. This is more severe than in other distros because we ship only a partial installaltion with the default install. Examples include: - document wizards not working in the default install (need java components) - mailmerge not working in writer in the default install (needs libreoffice-base) - some HTML-imports not working in writer in the default install (needs libreoffice-base) - formfields/checkboxes not working in writer in the default install (needs libreoffice-base)

Fixing all these upstream is an uphill battle as new dependencies might be added under the radar by new features. So while a full libreoffice install on Ubuntu is doing fine, the default installation on Ubuntu is casting a shadow on both Ubuntu and LibreOffice.