Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 14:23 UTC, submitted by hotice
KDE While most people focus on Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org as being each other's competitors, there's a third player in this market: KOffice. While KOffice is obviously geared towards use on KDE, it's available for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNOME-based distributions as well, making it much more platform-independent than Microsoft's Office suite. Version 2.0.0 was released today, and comes with a whole boatload of improvements.
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RE[5]: Comment by dagw
by lemur2 on Fri 29th May 2009 13:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by dagw"
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"stating that it actually isn't ready for use"


It rather depends what you mean by "ready for use", doesn't it?

In less than 20 seconds, I had started Karbon14, drawn a yellow star, and saved it as a SVG file, and exited the application. Ten seconds later I had navigated to the file in Dolphin, and had opened it in Firefox and Gwenview and also re-opened it in Karbon14, which AFAIK is the only native Qt application which lets me do that (make .svg files).

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/KDE4_desktop/star.svg

(You won't be able to see that in IE).

This is beyond the capabilities of OpenOffice draw.

KDE4 icons are .svg files.

If I am a developer, and I want to make .svg files for my KDE4 project ... I could use Inkscape or SK1 (which are GTK applications) ... or I could use Karbon14 (a native Qt application, remember).

I then edited my .svg file and put a red smiley face inside the yellow star (OK ... so I'm not an artist ... is that a crime?)

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/KDE4_desktop/smiley-star.svg

So it does have uses, and it is perfectly stable enough.

It just isn't yet full-featured enough to recommend for general use.

Edited 2009-05-29 13:14 UTC

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