Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 14:23 UTC, submitted by hotice
KDE While most people focus on Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org as being each other's competitors, there's a third player in this market: KOffice. While KOffice is obviously geared towards use on KDE, it's available for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNOME-based distributions as well, making it much more platform-independent than Microsoft's Office suite. Version 2.0.0 was released today, and comes with a whole boatload of improvements.
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RE: Comment by dagw
by Luminair on Thu 28th May 2009 15:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by dagw"
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

exactly. I think thom missed the point of the whole kde4 naming debacle when it happened

the distance between kde or koffice versions is measured in months. everyone else calls the test versions of the software "BETA", ever hear of it?

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RE[2]: Comment by dagw
by Ventajou on Thu 28th May 2009 16:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by dagw"
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2006-10-31

Don't forget though, in the Open Source world almost everything is Beta... maybe that's why they just don't bother.

Edited 2009-05-28 16:13 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by dagw
by cies on Thu 28th May 2009 18:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dagw"
cies Member since:
2005-11-28

everything beta, or most development effort goes unpaid, same for most marketing effort, users are needed to test it and devs to fix and extend it..

so here you go, you look at the marketing message of a humble effort to make something that is free for all.. some people try to make a difference.

in the mean time they enjoy coding, and get other less tangible benefits.

i for one think it all looks really slick. user ready and properly attractive.


and to the guy that doesnt like hte icons: if after using them for a while the icons feel really awkward, or hard to distinguish, i'll voice up for sure..

till that time:

bravo.

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RE[2]: Comment by dagw
by SlackerJack on Thu 28th May 2009 19:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by dagw"
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2005-11-12

Still can't get over the 4.0 thing can you?

Apple's "Think Different" asks people to do such things, rather than do things like everyone else. if we didn't have people trying new methods, the world would be a boring place with no innovation and people following other people like sheep.

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RE[3]: Comment by dagw
by dagw on Thu 28th May 2009 20:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dagw"
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2005-07-06

What are you talking about? I'm pretty sure I said that I have high hopes for koffice2, like that they're trying to do and generally very supportive of the project. I'm a huge supporter of trying new and different things, where did you get a different idea from?

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RE[2]: Comment by dagw
by lemur2 on Thu 28th May 2009 23:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by dagw"
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2007-02-17

exactly. I think thom missed the point of the whole kde4 naming debacle when it happened the distance between kde or koffice versions is measured in months. everyone else calls the test versions of the software "BETA", ever hear of it?


KOffice 2 went through about six beta and release candidate versions.

What is there is tested. The thing that makes KOffice 2 not suitable for most end users is a lack of features implemented yet, it is not a lack of testing.

PS: Correction. Seven beta versions:

http://dot.kde.org/2009/03/05/koffice-20-beta-7-released

... and AFAIK one release candidate:

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/koffice-2-rc

It's most certainly not stable and release ready.


Au contraire, I'd say it was very likely to be better characterised as stable but not yet feature complete.

Edited 2009-05-29 00:01 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by dagw
by Soulbender on Fri 29th May 2009 05:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by dagw"
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2005-08-18

Microsoft called theirs "Vista" and Apple called theirs "10.0".

Edited 2009-05-29 05:15 UTC

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