Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478541
[RFE] OpenOffice.org can not import svg images
Last modified: 2009-05-01 07:02:32 EDT
Description of problem:
the openclipart package is svg only, but open office is not able to open svg’s for import them in a writer document to garnish an invitation of a sylvester party.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install openclipart
2. Install openoffice.org-writer
3. try to insert a clipart into a writer document via "insert -> picture -> from file"
it's not possible
it should be possible
Caolan, what's the problem with "%configure --with-system-libsvg"? Okay, we
maybe need to BuildRequire libsvg2 or whatever it is. Without any explanation
this is NEVER closed upstream. Simon, please re-open the bug report again.
"what's the problem with "%configure --with-system-libsvg"
there isn't any such option in vanilla
This was my mistake.
I thought this is the solution, BUT I didn't realize that the parameter --with-system-libsvg is not for the SUN openoffice, but it is for the Novell openoffice called goo. To my surprise in other distros packages it is called openoffice.org-*, too. Sven Lankes told me that, to
so the problem is, that sun's ooo is not able to handle svg. and i don't know if the problem will be solved in next versions.
perhaps one of this three solutions would solve this problem.
1.) generate a openclipart-png package
2.) enable svg support with an openoffice extension like this: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/SVGTiny2OO
3.) switch to go-oo (Novels ooo fork)
Novell OpenOffice.org fork? Hopefully they maintain and drive more QA to that
office fork than to their SLE products...otherwise I'm not amused about go-oo.
I had a talk with an ooo dev at the ooo booth on Chemnitzer Linux Days
Caolan, would you please pack this
and activate it by default? (if possible, sorry but i don't know it, i'm just a packager in training!)
This would solve this problem and would be very cool :-)
Let's have another look at this, I'm not delighted by the extension as we'd have to build it from source and its got a fairly big java dependency chain.
Maybe its worth selectively importing in the ooo-build svg importer
Lets try that first, will be in >= 3.1.0-6.2.f11
Created attachment 337642 [details]
ooo + svg
the svg's are broken after import, please take a look at the attachment 337642 [details]
$ rpm -q openoffice.org-writer
That's then "doesn't import some svg's correctly" as opposed to "cannot import svgs", hopefully an improvement of sorts
Lets make a new bug, rhbz#498590 for the specific .svg rendering problem. And leave this one as the global "enable a svg filter" issue which is done, even if not a fool-proof filter