Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Oct 2007 12:07 UTC, submitted by karl
BeOS & Derivatives Gobe Productive v2.0.1 now works in Haiku. "I've played with GoBE Productive for half an hour now, and it seems remarkedly stable. Gobe Productive is a unique piece of software, and one of the darlings of BeOS software. This will surely fill a much needed gap in the office suite department, despite the software's age! It's also testament to the vision of enabling backwards compatibility to BeOS application, and how good Haiku is at it."
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by lanjoe9 on Fri 26th Oct 2007 17:37 UTC
lanjoe9
Member since:
2005-10-08

While being able to run gobe productive is an amazing step and merit (and I congratulate the Haiku team for such a huge accomplishment), I found gobe productive unsuitable for my everyday homework due to the lack of features.

I was most disappointed when I had to re-do the stuff I had made in gobe's spreadsheet app and inserted into a text document as a table, because when I exported it to doc format (since my printer did not work in BeOS back then) it appeared simply as centered "?"'s.

And I found gobe's much trumpeted "features" quite ordinary and already much superseded by competing office software. It was almost a rip-off for me.

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by Haicube on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:37 in reply to "good"
Haicube Member since:
2005-08-06

Not sure what you mean with "And I found gobe's much trumpeted "features" quite ordinary and already much superseded by competing office software. It was almost a rip-off for me."

With respect to that, did you notice how slim, fast and extremely well integrated GoBe productive is/was? I've used MSO since 2.0 to 2k7 and OOo since 1.0 to 2.24 and Koffice and plenty more GoBe as well. None can compete with GoBe in terms of speed and especially the incredible "project like" structure of document handling.

Seriously, taking a spreadsheet from Excel/scalc into the Word processor it simply isn't remotely as smooth as it was in GoBe.

Sure, it lacked a whole bunch of features, I agree it did, but the potential.... the potential was amazing!

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by bornagainenguin on Sat 27th Oct 2007 20:18 in reply to "good"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

And I found gobe's much trumpeted "features" quite ordinary and already much superseded by competing office software. It was almost a rip-off for me.

Aren't we talking about software from...oh almost seven years ago now? Perhaps other products made by competitors had features added due to their desirability and demand by customers? Did you ever consider it might have something to do with that? Just a thought....

--bornagainpenguin

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