[oclug] OpenOffice feature good or bad?
olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Wed Sep 7 07:01:23 EDT 2005
On 31-Aug-05, at 9:15 AM, mlist at safenet-inc.com wrote:
> Hi all.
> I was just reading up on the new features for
> OpenOffice 2, and I came across the section about
> database frontends and this:
> Maybe people with more grounding in database stuff
> would care to comment/speculate?
There was concern originally about using the Java platform as part of
the office suite. Java was required for the database integration and
some wizard dialog boxes. Some folks were unhappy about the Java
requirement because Java wasn't free (in the freedom sense) enough for
them. Fortunately, the other features of the suite were operational
without Java and since the release, the need for the Java platform was
removed by using gcj to precompile the Java code into native executable
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