Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Opening base file using context-menu Windows XP|
|Product:||Base||Reporter:||Arthur Buijs <arthur>|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||ACCEPTED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Arthur Buijs 2005-04-25 10:58:18 UTC
On Win XP right-click on your destop > new > (no Base). Other parts of the suite like Writer, Draw, Calc and Impress are there. Someone has forgotten Base ;) -- Regards, Arthur
Comment 1 christoph.lukasiak 2005-04-25 14:54:19 UTC
i can repro that
Comment 2 christoph.lukasiak 2005-04-25 14:57:15 UTC
clu->tra: we should fix that as fast as possible - blame on us
Comment 3 tino.rachui 2005-04-25 15:34:04 UTC
TRA->IS: It's your's.
Comment 4 ingo.schmidt-rosbiegal 2005-04-26 09:05:23 UTC
IS -> FS: Do you think this is useful for base?
Comment 5 Frank Schönheit 2005-05-10 08:03:17 UTC
fs->is: yes, definately :)
Comment 6 ingo.schmidt-rosbiegal 2005-05-10 11:42:34 UTC
is -> fs: This is not so easy. We need an empty database file. As I heard, Java is absolutely required. Therefore we need a more intelligent mechanism. Please take care of this prerequisites.
Comment 7 Frank Schönheit 2005-05-10 12:03:47 UTC
Ah, yes, I though the menu item is expected to start an office to create a new DB. Instead, it's expected to simply create an empty document (without invoking the application), which is difficult for Base. In theory, we could create an empty Base document, which is simply a embedded HSQLDB database. Such a document would be completely valid. However, if no Java is accessible for the application, then opening this Base document would fail, which is not what the user might expect. No other flavours of "empty" Base documents exist - we'd always need more information. TV suggested (and I like the idea) to create a document which, when opened, automatically starts the usual wizard to ask for this information. I like this idea, however, it requires substantial work. Targeting the issue to later because of this.