OpenOffice Basic is cool. It can manipulate everything in your document, spreadsheets and slides. It helps you to create complicated reports automatically. But OpenOffice Basic is not cool. It lacks everything a modern hardcore developer needs: Personal favorite text editors, version controls, source repositories, etc. OpenOffice Basic macros are created and edited only with Basic IDE, and stored in some hidden place in your hard disk, not in the source form but in XML. They cannot be managed with modern development tools like svn, git, different text editors, and cloud storage backup.
What if there is a tool that let you work off-line, out of the OpenOffice Basic IDE box, with your favorite text editor, on anywhere on your hard drive? That's why I wrote obasync to do this job: Synchronize your local Basic macro sources with OpenOffice Basic storage. It frees me from Basic IDE and I can apply every source code development tools now.
Talk delivered in FOSDEM’17
ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, 4 & 5 February 2017
Track: Developer rooms: Open Document Editors
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2017 13:30-13:50
obasync - Office Basic macro source synchronizer