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[4]: Looking forward to KDE4
by Soulbender on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 06:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Looking forward to KDE4"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

"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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elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

"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.


Unfortunately handling MS Office formats is probably what 90% of the users need. I know I do.

I like KOffice. It's small, light, fast, integrates well into KDE, and does some cool stuff that OOo or MS Office do not (ie. editing PDFs).

But until I can interoperate with powerpoint and excel files, I simply can't use it for my day-to-day no matter how much I'd like too. And I do want to, because it's a pretty wicked package for what it does.

Hell, I'd be happy if I could interchange files with OOo2 using OpenDoc, but I can't even do that reliably.

KOffice is great as a standalone office suite, but we don't live in a standalone world. It sucks being tied to the MS-Office format, but that's a sad reality, at least in the corporate world. I have high hopes that KOffice 2.0 will improve in this area.

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RE[6]: Looking forward to KDE4
by MechR on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 09:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Looking forward to KDE4"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

Depending on just how open Microsoft's new Office Open XML formats really are, compatibility with Office should be less difficult in the future.

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