Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 00:48 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
KDE This is a response to the article yesterday on the progress of GNOME and KDE. Aaron Seigo, a lead KDE developer, sets out the current state of progress with KDE 4, pointing out that KDE 4 is on track for a release in mid 2007. "Thom points to a quote from me that our goal is to have a 4.0 ready sometime in the first half of next year. That gives us until sometime in June and I'm still thinking we can make it."
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RE: Looking forward to KDE4
by ronaldst on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 02:42 UTC in reply to "Looking forward to KDE4"
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It would help KDE a lot.

"If you don't show the world your toys, the world won't know the cool stuff you've got to offer them."

Heck, people would discover that KDE has it's own office suite (KOffice) instead of defaulting to OpenOffice everytime.

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RE[2]: Looking forward to KDE4
by jsight on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 03:16 in reply to "RE: Looking forward to KDE4"
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Well, to be fair, its probably for the better that people see instead.

For all of the progress that it has made (and there has been a lot), KOffice really doesn't measure up to OO.Org at this point.

Hopefully 2.0 will improve on that considerably.

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RE[3]: Looking forward to KDE4
by melkor on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 03:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Looking forward to KDE4"
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Just remember though that Koffice has a LOT less developers working on it than OpenOffice. Furthermore, Sun backs OpenOffice, there's no real financial backing for Koffice in a similar vein. And, probably, Sun has more information on office document compatibility in its hands than the KDE team, especially since Sun is still quite a big player in the market.


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"KOffice really doesn't measure up to OO.Org at this point. "

Sure it does. The majority of users will never need 90% of the features in OOo and thus KOffice will do all they need.
The only thing OOo have over KOffice is, imho, that OOo handles MS Office formats better.

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