On Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 07:00:15PM -0600, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
If you've ever used Sushi or GNOME Documents to preview an ODT
you've probably noticed (or will soon notice) that strange GUI
applications were installed after a recent F20 update: Chainsaw,
LogFactor5, and LibreOffice Base.
Without the filters unoconv doesn't work at all(*) and users would need
to hunt around for the appropriate packages to install. So the change
fulfills an actual need. The proper fix is probably to seperate the file
format reading code from the GUI apps and all the Java stuff but that's
a long-term job for LO upstream to tackle.
Do you have a suggestion on how to improve unoconv packaging?
Looking at how similar cases (e.g. archiver frontends needing tar or
gzip for their work) are handled throughout the repo doesn't show a
(*) I'm pretty sure it worked for your ODT case only because you
happened to have lo-writer already installed.