Roaming Computing System (Windows Edition) 4 - Zotero OpenOffice plugin

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Description

LibreOffice and OpenOffice plugin for Zotero, from www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration. Comes as a Firefox extension that includes a Java program that installs a .oxt file into LibreOffice / OpenOffice on a per-user basis. When each user first runs Firefox, it runs the installer.

During normal use the Zotero LibreOffice / OpenOffice extension requires Firefox to be running in order for it to work.

Thoughts on ths installation process

zoteroOpenOfficeIntegration.js → zoteroOpenOfficeIntegration.jar - do these just run unopkg, which we could do ourselves? or do they replace uno_pkg? or do something different to uno_pkg? Is this required because more integration within OpenOffice is required for Zotero than is possible via a .oxt? they could create a .exe, perhaps that's why they use a Firefox extension, because it's cross-platform.

Why do they not use OpenOffice's extension manager? Do they only use Firefox's extension manager because it provides an easier delivery mechanism where you click on a .xpi on the web and it offers to be installed, where as it doesn't for .oxt? Can we instead install the .oxt directly into OpenOffice ourselves, rather than via Firefox?

Zotero OpenOffice plugin

Version 3.5.2
Variant
Machine installed on Workstation
Depends on libreoffice
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page
AppDeploy page
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options
Uninstallation instructions / options
Configuration The Zotero toolbar items in LibreOffice are too many, and put in too prominent a location, better to move them to the bottom right where only the 2 most important features show and the rest are available from a drop-down.
TWEAK
Release Notes
Changelog http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_changelog
Download location http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_installation
Issues with the software in our system "doesn't uninstall from the openoffice directory which causes some problems" [Is this still an issue in this version?]
Issues with the software itself

Zotero OpenOffice plugin

Version 3.0a7
Variant
Machine installed on Workstation
Depends on OpenOffice
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page
AppDeploy page
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options
Uninstallation instructions / options
Configuration The Zotero toolbar items in OpenOffice are too many and put in too prominent a location, better to move them to the bottom right where only the 2 most important features show and the rest are available from a drop-down.
TWEAK
Release Notes
Changelog http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_changelog
Download location http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_installation
Issues with the software in our system "doesn't uninstall from the openoffice directory which causes some problems"
Issues with the software itself