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Re: [SLE] OpenOffice 2 beta woes in 9.3
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 01:09:10 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0505060100050.657@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Thursday 2005-05-05 at 17:35 -0400, Fred A. Miller wrote:

> > One of the things about open formats and software is that the bussiness
> > owning the program can not suddenly decide that new version will be
> > incompatible to force everybody to buy the new one. Or so I thought. I
> > don't know why OO has got to change file formats - again?
> Simple......making the format an open standard for interoperability instead of
> what MickySoft wants to do.

I don't get it. The format used by OO 1 is open, xml based. The *.sxw is
documented. The even older format used by star office was not so "open".

Both .sxw an .odt files are said by "file" to be "Zip archive data, at
least v2.0 to extract". Old staroffice files (.sdw) are said to be
"Microsoft Office Document".

Why the extension change? Both are XML files ziped in a single archive.

Carlos Robinson

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