On 6 February 2013 12:33, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman@redhat.com> wrote:
On 02/06/2013 02:36 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
About the "soffice" alias, it still breaks parallel installation in F18
(just tried, the desktop integration from OpenOffice conflicts with
libreoffice-core). It seems that the upstream LibreOffice packages no
longer use the "soffice" alias (at least, the desktop integration only
installs "libreoffice3.6"),

Yeah, looks like <http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=b1cf810a8e7342ad5d518528fd58266daf6e90ec> "LibreOffice branding: make desktop integration work (fix2)" dropped the /usr/bin/soffice symlink from the upstream LO packages, for reasons that escape me---maybe it was just ignorance or an oversight.

Whether it was dropped upstream or not (you sure on current LO not having that?) we're talking about Fedora's packaging here and the implication on the changes of behaviour to Fedora users...

Just checked my system:

 [me@system ~]$ which soffice
[me@system ~]$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/soffice 

That commit date was back in 2010 and this was a fresh F18 install and not an upgrade as well...

I just grabbed the SRPM for 4.0 from rawhide as well to check and the spec file includes %{_bindir}/soffice

So there's an expectation of compatibility that exists right now - Stephen what's your thoughts on this going forwards?

As for the 'true owner' of oowriter and so on - well both AOO and LO can be considered forks of the original oo.org at this point given their histories and LO is already present...