Issue 124205 - Help - About - License is cut at 65535 chars (even though the LICENSE file is complete)
Summary: Help - About - License is cut at 65535 chars (even though the LICENSE file is...
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.1.0
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2014-02-07 19:11 UTC by Andrea Pescetti
Modified: 2014-02-12 10:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Andrea Pescetti 2014-02-07 19:11:36 UTC
The LICENSE file we distribute with 4.0.1 is complete and contains all the expected notices, but the facility to show it from the OpenOffice GUI (Help - About - License) cuts it at 65535 characters.

The full file should be displayed, or a workaround found by version 4.1.

No other implications, since the file is complete, only the display is broken.

[ Reported by nbholladay on the doc list ]
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-08 07:58:31 UTC
Reproducible:

Visible text in 'Help - About - License' ends with string "FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL".
My count (Text Document AOO and LibO counts 62841 Characters.

License.txt in <ProgramInstallation>\share\readme\ seems complete
Comment 2 bmarcelly 2014-02-12 06:57:30 UTC
We have the same problem with license display at installation of an extension.

See Bug 95086 License text > 65500 chars cannot display

I think both bugs should be corrected together.
Comment 3 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2014-02-12 10:40:21 UTC
This is a result of an internal limitation, already known and informed: http://markmail.org/message/okmudvcq74t3eywa

(In reply to bmarcelly from comment #2)
> We have the same problem with license display at installation of an
> extension.
> 
> See Bug 95086 License text > 65500 chars cannot display
> 
> I think both bugs should be corrected together.

This is quite impossible, it would take months to replace the old string classes with rtl::OUstring