Issue 113374 - Bundled extensions in langpacks should be optional on Windows
Summary: Bundled extensions in langpacks should be optional on Windows
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOO330m1
Hardware: Unknown Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2010-07-22 20:02 UTC by fyva
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description fyva 2010-07-22 20:02:11 UTC
The langpack installer (on Windows) should provide an option to not install the
dictionary bundled extensions.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2010-07-23 07:18:55 UTC
@ is: Please have a look.
Comment 2 2010-07-23 08:56:35 UTC
That is interesting. In the past, the language packs were always installed
completely. We never needed a module selection. Why is there a special need for
bundled extensions?
Comment 3 fyva 2010-07-23 09:24:11 UTC
Language packs are going to install bundled extensions such as spell,
hyphenation and thesaurus dictionaries. In versions prior to 3.3 you can turn
off or remove them in the extensin manager, because they were to install as
shared extensions. But since 3.3 there are also bundled extensions that can be
removed (on Windows) only by installer. So you may want to install a langpack
and not to install bundled dictionaries (see issue 113206).
Comment 4 2010-07-23 10:02:02 UTC
Yes, that is a good reason. This requires a UI change of the language pack
installation wizard.
Comment 5 Olaf Felka 2010-07-23 10:31:15 UTC
@ fyva: We've missed that point. Thank you for you're finding!
@ is: I think this is important enough for a 3.4 target.
Comment 6 2010-07-23 11:39:18 UTC
I am not sure, if we require this installer change in OOo 3.4. The situation is
the following: Many language packs contain the spellchecker as bundled extension
in that language, that corresponds to the language of the language pack. So
there is a strong correlation between language of language pack and extension.
The question is: Is it useful and is it a requirement to use the language pack
without this extension? Because there is no other extension in the language pack
(and hopefully there will never be a further extension in the language pack),
you can simply uninstall the extension by uninstalling the complete language pack.
Comment 7 fyva 2010-07-23 11:58:22 UTC
What if you need that UI language and at the same time you want to use another 
dictionary for the same language?
Comment 8 Olaf Felka 2010-07-23 12:08:41 UTC
Just install the new dictionary?
Comment 9 jumbo444 2010-09-03 10:28:47 UTC
@of: it sounds a good idea but it does not work as expected by user.

The situation may be specific to French language, but it is due to orthographic
reform which is not compulsory and very slow to be adopted. There are then
several dictionaries according to which orthography you follow: only classic,
only reformed, classic and reformed (both orthographies are considered correct)
or modern (only one orthography is correct according to common acceptance).
The bundled French dictionary considers both classic and reformed orthographies

If you install another French dictionary, as shared or user, both orthographies
are still considered correct. User wants only one of the two to be correct.
Test with OOO330_m4 on WinXP.