[Techtalk] OpenOffice and DocBook

Kathryn Andersen kat_lists at katspace.homelinux.org
Thu Apr 26 09:00:39 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:37:56AM +0200, Clayton wrote:
> >OpenOffice hates me.
> >I am trying out using OpenOffice to write DocBook documents.
> >I've tried with both version 2.0 and 2.2.
> DocBook export for OOo is in somewhat of a Beta status.  There are
> known issues with it.
> For example:
> http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=51180
> http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=62093
> If I read everything right, Bug 62093 pretty much describes the same
> problem as what you're running up against.

Yes, that looks like it exactly.
> This bug, and pretty much all DocBook bugs are set to "Later"
> Basically that means there are a lot more higher priority/critical
> bugs that need to be fixed first.  The developers here at Sun are
> pretty busy... and so far no one in the open source community has (or
> can) stepped up to look at the problems in the filter.

So, the good news is that it's a known bug, and the bad news is that it
isn't going to be fixed until the twelfth of Never. (sigh)
> Hope this helps.

Well, it's good to know that it's a known issue.  Thanks.
Kathryn Andersen
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