I was astonished to see that in ver. 220.127.116.11, EVEN IF YOUR IMAGE IS A LINK, LibreOffice Writer still persists SERIALIZED BINARY DATA for the image within the .fodt file, thus increasing its size by a factor of 20, and, most importantly, creating ambiguity and breaking the SINGLE REPRESENTATION law:
– the whole idea of a LINK is that NO IMAGE DATA is stored ANYWHERE in the document;
– the image is kept external for a reason: to separate concerns, e.g. graphic designers work with images, authors work with text;
– by duplicating the image data WITHIN the document you create havoc, not just increase the file size.
Have you guys heard about the DRY principle, or Single Representation principle, or Single Source of Truth principle, or Separation of Concerns principle?? You gave us a pretty awesome, professional Office Suite, I can’t believe it, this can’t be happening!
Notice: this is not happening in 6.0, I shredded 18.104.22.168, and reinstalled 22.214.171.124, everything’s great, not just “great”, it’s CORRECT.
So far Please return to sanity.
Love you, thanks for all your good work, sorry if any of this sounded rough. But look, if it’s a defect, great. If it’s “BY DESIGN”, however, that’ll preclude me (and users like me) from using LibreOffice again. That’s the reality of it.