[ubuntu-uk] LO in 11.10 STILL CANNOT USE TBird addressbook as an address data source!!!!!!!!!
gbplinux at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 08:06:35 UTC 2011
On 19/10/11 09:03, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> On 19 October 2011 08:25, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com
> <mailto:gbplinux at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 18/10/11 18:49, Dave Morley wrote:
>> If it's things that are missing the likelihood is it's only a package
>> away, what you'll find is java can't be shipped by default and a lot
>> of the packages can't ship without full java in place.
>> The online version comes with java builtin as LO and OO can ship it.
>> What you'll find is there are several addition packages you can add to
>> get the online version.
> So how come prior versions were able to use Evolution Addressbook
> by default then?
> At one point StarOffice had a built in email client which I *think*
> shares a fair bi t of architecture with Evolution. It was dropped in
> version 4, before Sun bought it, but the address book remained so it
> would appear that when Evolution and its data storage system were
> integrated with Gnome, the API was still there.
> The change to Unity also includes a change to Desktop Couch as the
> storage engine, principally because Evolution is still owned by
> Novell. However, LibreOffice is still the same codebase as in the
> pre-Oracle days so I would think it's not going to be straightforward
> to introduce a new storage engine as a plugin. I have this terrible
> feeling that at first it might have to be an ODBC data provider...
OK so why don't Canonical just provide the version of LO that comes
direct from the LO website?
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