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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RE[4]: Awesome
by Soulbender on Wed 15th Mar 2006 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Awesome"
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"Your joking right?"

"Koffice compatibility is pretty bad and OO.o is just a better office app all round"
Compatibility with what?
"Better office app all round" is pretty vague.

"You'll be saying Krita is better than Photoshop next."
I wouldnt know since I have no experience with Photoshop.

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RE[5]: Awesome
by l3v1 on Wed 15th Mar 2006 10:06 in reply to "RE[4]: Awesome"
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"Compatibility with what? "

I respectfully _agree_ with that. I don't care and I'm just completely fed up to the neck about how crowds of people judge an office application based on how it reads and writes someone else's closed format. I don't give a damn. If I give out documents I either do it in rtf, or pdf and I expect everyone else to do so. Yes, I know sometimes you can't "force" it, but even if they can't give you other format, if they hear it enough, maybe they will care in time...

Other than that, KOffice and its apps (kword, kspread, kpresenter, kexi, kivio, karbon, krita, kchart, kformula, kugar, kplato) could just turn out to be the most usable office suite ever, if the pace and quality of development continues. The apps' modularity, the quite stable and fast behavior and the continuously growing feature set is something I very much like.

All in all, my document processing needs (and requirements) can 90% fulfilled with koffice apps and kile/tex. For the rest there's always (and word...).

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v RE[5]: Awesome
by SlackerJack on Wed 15th Mar 2006 11:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Awesome"
RE[6]: Awesome
by boudewijn on Wed 15th Mar 2006 12:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Awesome"
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PDF is in the print dialog because it's there always in every KDE application. Not all the world thinks that's a stupid place, it seems: it's where Apple puts their pdf support, too.

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RE[6]: Awesome
by Soulbender on Wed 15th Mar 2006 12:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Awesome"
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"Then you have not lived and your not a graphic artist are you? "

I fail to see how considering KOffice being good and fast relates to being a graphic artist.
Thanks for asking, but I have lived quite a bit.

"vague?, Better office app all round means it's better in every sence, what does Koffice offer?. Trying to save as PDF in Kword is very bad, why the hell is it in the print dialog? "

Now we're getting somewhere, well, at least a little.
I havent tried to save as PDF but yeah, using the print dialog for that doesnt seem all that logical.
Looking at the other way, what does OO.2 have that KOffice doesnt (and isnt some feature that only 1% of the users know and use).

"OO.2 has intergration in both KDE/GNOME and Windows with the proper file dialog,"

I'm sure that's nice but I really dont care if it works in Windows. Most people dont use multiple platforms anyway. I am of the opinion that cross-platform consistency is a misguided goal.

"Koffice is just KDE UI."

Uh? I'm pretty sure that it does a lot more than just draw widgets on screen.

Edited 2006-03-15 12:13

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