[libvoikko] Openoffice.org-voikko renamed to libreoffice-voikko
hatapitk at iki.fi
Sat Feb 5 12:32:09 EET 2011
Openoffice.org-voikko was just renamed to libreoffice-voikko and will be
released with that name when version 3.2 comes out in a few weeks. The main
reasons for renaming the package were
- It will be mostly developed with LibreOffice, not with OpenOffice.org.
Although for extension developers these products still are source and binary
compatible this may change in the future. It would be strange if a product
called openoffice.org-voikko would not work with OpenOffice.org.
- Most people who care about source package names are Linux distributors. They
are already renaming their binary packages to libreoffice-voikko and usually
prefer to have the same name for binary and source packages, if possible.
- There are published preliminary trademark guidelines for trademarks
"LibreOffice" and "LibO" that explicitly allow using the trademark this way
with products designed to work with LibreOffice. Trademark guidelines for
OpenOffice.org are still being drafted (and have been for the last fours years
The rename does not mean dropping support for OpenOffice.org in this or even
future releases. It will be supported for as long as it seems practical and
useful. That said, developers of LibreOffice have not promised to maintain
extension compatibility with OpenOffice.org indefinitely. I expect that for
extension like this maintaining source compatibility (perhaps with some
#ifdefs) for both products will be relatively easy even when that happens.
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