[odf-discuss] strategy for ODF migration (was: A story of TIFF)
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Mon Feb 5 17:14:07 EST 2007
On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 22:52 +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Monday 05 February 2007 22:35, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > I don't think that's how a typical successful migration will work. If
> > his boss tells him to use the new app, and the user finds that the new
> > app can only read 65% of what's in his legacy files, the migration is
> > still dead.
> Basing your argument on the 65 figure is pretty funny.
The claim is from Gary Edwards. Please take it up with him, not me.
> Since the only claim made (which you have been fighting a long time)
> is that daVinci reaches 100%.
Gary never claims that daVinci achieves 100% interop with ODF
applications. In fact, he is careful to point out that it doesn't.
I hope you are not confusing interoperability with fidelity. That is,
the ability of daVinci to be to store dark objects in an ODF extension
and read them back. The Foundation says it achieves 100% fidelity, but
In the last couple of emails we've been talking about interop. You are
the one who brought up the situation of a migration. Migrating to
another ODF app requires the new app to do a good job at reading your
existing documents. Gary and others have explained that this is not
something the plugin provides at this point.
May you live in interesting times.
May people in high places take notice of you.
May all your wishes come true.
-- Chinese curse.
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