Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2007 22:12 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Even more Haiku news today. Oliver Ruiz Dorantes, who will be monitoring GSoC student Salvatore Benedetto coming summer, has started work on what will become an office suite for Haiku. His blog already shows the first screenshots of the project. He is seeking for help on the project, so if you have the experience, feel free t help him out. Also, a new batch of icons has been added to Haiku.
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Naysaying
by Seth Quarrier on Wed 18th Apr 2007 03:19 UTC
Seth Quarrier
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2005-11-13

What is with all of the naysaying. The beauty of Free Software is that if someone has an itch to scratch (and this seems to be a pretty important one) they can do so and we should all give them our support.

This may not be the fastest way to get a complete office suite for Haiku but it is certainly the best long run option. In terms of ports if that road is explored I wonder how KOffice would be in difficulty in porting in comparison with say OO.org or Abiword. I would guess that there would be a lot of library porting, but once that was done there would be a huge library of apps available for very little extra overhead. However, I could see concerns, such as voiced in the Syllable community, that ports discourage applications from being developled using the native libraries which is the whole point for a unified desktop.

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