Issue 48103 - Opening base file using context-menu Windows XP
Summary: Opening base file using context-menu Windows XP
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m96
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-04-25 10:58 UTC by Arthur Buijs
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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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 ;)

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 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 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

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.
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:47:43 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".