Remove OO Draw from the default install

Aurélien Naldi aurelien.naldi at
Sun May 16 13:18:14 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Shane Fagan
<shanepatrickfagan at> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I forgot to mention this at the session for default app selection but
> can we remove Open Office Draw from the default ubuntu install? The
> reasons are quite obvious it just isnt any good and I dont think any of
> the regular users actually use it.

This probably deserves some discussion. I'm not a huge fan or
openoffice in general for various reasons but it seems to be the best
free software available for a wide audience (LaTeX, R and other great
tools are way too specialised and techie).
Back to OOo draw: it seems to me that it is just impress without the
effect parts and as such I don't think it uses much space. For the
record I do use it (mostly to do simple drawings, export them as pdf
and insert them into latex document, so I guess I'm not the main
target here...).

I don't mind installing extra software so removing it would be OK for
me, but only if it does allow a huge space gain, which I doubt (the
size of the .deb isn't a good hint here as impress is tiny and depends
on draw).

Best regards.

Aurélien Naldi

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