Joined: May 25, 2003 Posts: 4752 Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:53 pm Post subject:
OfficeBean is not supported in this release and is not scheduled to be implemented in any forseeable X11 release. The engineering effort to make it function is quite difficult and no one has stepped up to the plate to implement it. Lack of manpower...lack of interest...and lack of end-user requests for it are to blame. More people are interested in blue buttons then in the officebean
Joined: Jun 16, 2003 Posts: 11897 Location: California, USA
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:23 pm Post subject:
The issue with the OfficeBean is not X11, but Mac OS X. As a result, it is not any easier to implement it in NeoOffice/J than it is in OOo X11.
The reason that the OfficeBean is so difficult to implement is that the OfficeBean code assumes that one process can draw to another process' windows. This is true on Windows and most Unix platforms. However, on Mac OS X, the drawing surface of a window is private to the process that owns it.
So, to implement requires extensive redesign of the OfficeBean to work around this hurdle.
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