[Techtalk] OpenOffice and DocBook

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 16:24:28 UTC 2007

On 4/30/07, Kathryn Andersen <kat_lists at katspace.homelinux.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 11:18:45AM +0200, Clayton wrote:
> > >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)
> >
> > Well.. never say never :-)  There are a load of changes in the works
> > for OOo... some major improvements and functionality changes on the
> > go.  Sun just announced a new report designer for Base, there is an
> > ongoing effort to roll in Thunderbird and Lightning as an
> > email/calendaring tool.  The plugins and filters are also on the list
> > of things that need fixing.. and they will eventually be hunted down
> > and squashed.
> It looks as if someone in Kubuntu (or Ubuntu) has silently squashed this
> bug without telling anybody; I have a friend who's running Kubuntu on
> his laptop, and while the version of OpenOffice.org that he's running
> there is only 2.0.2, *his* version of OpenOffice.org doesn't have this
> bug!  It reads DocBook documents fine.
> Unfortunately, despite spending hours trawling through Ubuntu bug
> reports, I haven't been able to find any hints of how or where this bug
> was fixed.  I suspect therefore that the fix was a side-effect of fixing
> something else, but I haven't got a clue as to what.  It isn't the XSLT
> stylesheets, because the docbooktosoffheadings.xsl file is practically
> the same in both the working and the nonworking version.
> 'Tis a puzzlement.  Anyone got any ideas?

The debian team has their own site and list all the patches they
apply[1]. I'm not sure if the ubuntu version uses the same patches, if
it does it's probably in there somewhere. Personally I would mail the
ubuntu package maintainer first in hopes that he knows exactly where
the problem lies, going through the patches and trying to find which
one is responsible will probably be quite a bit of work. :)


[1] http://openoffice.debian.net/patches.html

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