On Wednesday 10 August 2005 16:21, Niall Walsh wrote:
[snip good news]
> I hope Sun are ashamed about the ommission of OOo. By trying to tie OOo
> to java they have suceeded in having both removed.
As far as I have seen, there is no explicit decision to tie OOo to Java except
to expedite the delivery of OOo 2.0 as they are reusing many Java components
already developed rather than re-implementing it.
However there are already moves to remove the need for Sun's Java, indeed our
own Caolan is probably at the forefront of this move by enabling OOo to be
built using gcj and re-implementing a MailMerge wizard using python.
BTW: Other interesting features are also coming down the line from
Novell/SuSE/SUSE for example a limited VBA compatability layer to allow Excel
macros to run without problems.
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