[Wine] Open Office install

A. Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 22:14:49 CDT 2009

This is a bit off-topic, but DaVince asked why one would need OOo in wine
and I wanted to add to the discussion...

An example I'm familiar with....

OOo on wine *could* be needed when running programs such as Lotus Notes
(legacy versions) or a similar app because of file associations in the
Windows environment not coming through to Linux.  (i.e. Click an Attachment
in Notes, what opens it?)

Of course, IBM now makes native verisons of Lotus Notes in RPM and DEB
format, but most companies are still stuck on legacy versions.



OP, good luck on the RTF stuff.


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM, jorl17 <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:

> DaVince wrote:
> > In the end it's simple saving to a file, so I don't think the Windows
> version would save it correctly. Try installing Abiword, opening the
> document in there and exporting it to RTF in Abiword? (Abiword is tiny
> enough to exist alongside OOo, as well as open simpler documents really
> quickly.)
> If OOfice messes up something (such as not using a text/binary flag), then
> different library implementations which it relies on could hit it. For
> instance, if one writes a binary file without setting the ios::binary flag,
> different outcomes may happen, since nothing in the specification dictates
> that, without that flag, the stream must remain unchanged.
> That said, I also don't think that moving OOffice into wine would help, but
> I think I should make it clear that it is possible to screw up something and
> have it produce different outputs on different platforms.
> Cheers,
> Jorl17

- Tres.Finocchiaro at gmail.com
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