mail merge in OOo.
OOo 2.0 has a new mail merge wizard and functionality. Specification is here. Now the “email” part of the mail merge api is public and in OOo. But there isn’t an actual OpenOffice.org implementation of this. There is a Sun specific proprietary plugin to do this, but not an OOo one. The dialog available from tools->Mail Merge will currently show this warning message. Which is a little bit misleading, and will probably change to something that explains the matter more clearly soon. This issue contains some useful links on the matter. It wouldn’t be particularly helpful to get excited about this, but useful to whip together an implementation of a com.sun.star.mail.MailServiceProvider service following the available apis.
I haven’t looked into this yet, but FWIW there is a gcj/classpath javamail implementation which might provide a suitable backend for such an implementation.