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[5]: Looking forward to KDE4
by kaiwai on Sun 24th Dec 2006 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Looking forward to KDE4"
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I'm not so sure about that - as far as I can tell, MS never released any info about it's closed binary formats, so both are starting from scratch. There's no question that OOo does this a lot better though. Of course, both were heavily involved in creating ODF so neither should have much of an advantage there.

But OpenOffice.org/StarOffice is a much older product than Koffice - easily older than 10 years old, and the support for Microsofts document format is alot older as well.

As Microsofts format has envolved - they've never created a new format with each release, just evolved it - so has OpenOffice.org/StarOffice built on previous experiences.

What I hope, however, is some focus by Koffice to use the information from Novell to get OpenXML supported - sure, it might not be the defacto format of now, but when it does become, they would have had a filter mature enough to handle files created in Office.

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