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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Hmm... the pragmatic advice
by Luminair on Wed 18th Apr 2007 07:20 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

Building a massive software system like an office suite (aka Office clone) for a new proprietary and unpopular operating system is not the smartest thing in the world to do.

Building a small, simple application to fill a certain role, okay. But a big system, oof...

Given the rise of complex web-based applications such as email-over-web and collaborative-document-editing-over-web, taking on such a large challenge as cloning Abiword or OpenOffice would be crazy-talk at best. Partly because of the redundant work needed, partly because the roles can largely be filled by a web browser, and partly because the OS itself is not a sound investment unless your time is cheap.

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RE: Hmm... the pragmatic advice
by brewin on Wed 18th Apr 2007 08:02 in reply to "Hmm... the pragmatic advice"
brewin Member since:
2005-06-30

Building a massive software system like an office suite (aka Office clone) for a new proprietary and unpopular operating system is not the smartest thing in the world to do.


Proprietary?

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RE: Hmm... the pragmatic advice
by Vanders on Wed 18th Apr 2007 09:28 in reply to "Hmm... the pragmatic advice"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Something somebody chooses to do in their own free time does not have to bring value to anyone but themselves. A surprisingly large number of people are happy to tell someone else what they should do, without doing the work themselves.

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