Legacy stuff, time and file formats...
In the largest deployment of OpenOffice.org in our country, we decided
to upgrade OpenOffice.org from the previous version (it was 1.1.4) to
newer one (2.1 right now). The process of creating the "patch" for our
system was long. We had to take care about lot of stuff (user files,
file format change, file extension changes, process changes, ...).
In this step, we finally decided to remove the import filter for T602
files. These files (*.602) were used approx. 10 years ago and we had
this filter in the previous version of "our" installation. The idea
was that none is using these files nowadays, 7 years after we removed
this software from our software stack. Big mistake! People still use
these files. Some organizations still use T602 here in our country...
This is a new lesson for me and it changed my mind a
should live for years... And we should
make this into our "selling point"!