Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Mar 2006 23:48 UTC
KDE Better late than never: "With more than 1500 improvements since the first beta release of the 1.5 series, the KOffice developers invite the user community for the final round of testing of KOffice 1.5 before the first release candidate. Read the full announcement, the changelog, download the release, and give it some real world testing for us!"
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Koffice on windows natively?
by seishino on Wed 15th Mar 2006 06:46 UTC
seishino
Member since:
2005-09-10

I ask this every year, but is there a native way to run Koffice on windows or mac without installing X? the Koffice suite is one of the better ones out there, and Kmail is hands down the best mail client I have ever used. If Kmail were a date, I'd go all the way.

But being a game developer limits my choice of platform pretty significantly. Is there a way to get Koffice goodness to us huddled XP masses?

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boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Not yet... But kdelibs4 already compiles mostly on Windows (and OS X), and the porting of KOffice to Qt4 will start after the first release candidate. That is, in a week. We hope to have a technology preview of KOffice 2.0 ready late this year, and a release eary next year. And those will run on all three platforms that are supported by Qt4: X11, Windows and OS X.

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Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

That really is sweet. AFAIK OO.o isn't too popular on OS X because people need to run it in an X server window and experience some inconveniences as a result. KOffice would have the upper hand here because Qt works quite well on all three platforms.

Would that make KOffice the first OSS Free and 0$ free office suite that works smoothly in all three platforms like it belongs to each?

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