Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 14:23 UTC, submitted by hotice
KDE While most people focus on Microsoft Office and 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).

(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?)

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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