Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Apr 2006 16:13 UTC, submitted by benmhall
Mac OS X "NeoOffice is important not only because it brings a decent OOo port to the Mac platform, but also because it is arguably the only complete, non-Microsoft office suite for Mac OSX. Apple has all but abandoned AppleWorks which has mostly been replaced with iWork, except that iWork has no spreadsheet component and the word processing component is more of a page layout tool than a word processor. That's right, the platform that encourages users to 'Think Different' is pretty much down to a single office suite." Read the entire review.
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RE: Objective-C++ ?..
by Macrat on Sat 8th Apr 2006 20:32 UTC in reply to "Objective-C++ ?.."
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

Maybe you didn't read the article.

"NeoOffice is a very complex mix of C++ and Java."

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RE[2]: Objective-C++ ?..
by chemical_scum on Sun 9th Apr 2006 01:24 in reply to "RE: Objective-C++ ?.."
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2005-11-02

Maybe you didn't read the article.

"NeoOffice is a very complex mix of C++ and Java."


Maybe you didn't read the comment. He says:

What I don't really understand is why they went the java road instead of wrapping the C++ parts of OOo in Objective-C, and directly use Cocoa.

He is not saying they ported it all to Java rather he is saying why did they wrap the C++ with Java rather than Objective-C.

Interestingly I believe IBM has adopted a similar approach in developing its productivity editors from OOo where they have bound the OOo C++ code to the Java based Eclipse RCP API's. They can then compile the resulting code on any platform and the plugin can then be used by the Java based Workplace Managed Client on that platform. So it gives you a version of OOo running natively under Java on OSX.

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