Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 22:59 UTC, submitted by joekiser
KDE KOffice 2.2, the office suite for KDE, has been released. New features include import filters for Office 2007 thanks to Nokia, and the return of the Access clone Kexi. With this release, the KOffice team writes, "we are [...] at a stage where we think that KOffice can be used for real work by some users". A full list of changes can be found here.
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I'm always praying...
by dc.ricardo on Fri 28th May 2010 23:37 UTC
dc.ricardo
Member since:
2009-06-02

...for KOffice to really became a Office Suite that we can use in a production enviroment.

Imagine a Office Suite completly integrated with a free and modern Desktop (KDE) that can also run very fast on Gnome and on that one... what's that? Oh! Windows.

I want the quality of Microsoft Office and the freedom of Open Office. What about you?

Going to try that on a OpenSuse here.

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RE: I'm always praying...
by kaiwai on Sat 29th May 2010 00:35 in reply to "I'm always praying..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

...for KOffice to really became a Office Suite that we can use in a production enviroment.

Imagine a Office Suite completly integrated with a free and modern Desktop (KDE) that can also run very fast on Gnome and on that one... what's that? Oh! Windows.

I want the quality of Microsoft Office and the freedom of Open Office. What about you?

Going to try that on a OpenSuse here.


About the only thing that has disappointed me so far with KDE is the fact that it still relies on HAL - they still haven't moved to upower/udisk yet - I am hoping that maybe KDE 4.6/4.7 that we'll see the solid backend move to upower/udisk which will provide a better experience both power savings and higher reliability.

The great thing I like about KOffice is that it was designed from the ground up to work with KDE rather than in the case of OpenOffice.org which is an attempt to be everything to everyone and to run on everything thus looking out of place on everything it runs on. KOffice on the other hand integrates into the desktop, uses the system wide services and so on.

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RE[2]: I'm always praying...
by emilsedgh on Sat 29th May 2010 10:05 in reply to "RE: I'm always praying..."
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

AFAIK, Fedora project's KDE people are working on Devicekit backend. However, Devicekit lacked some necessary features, afair.

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RE: I'm always praying...
by bannor99 on Tue 1st Jun 2010 15:21 in reply to "I'm always praying..."
bannor99 Member since:
2005-09-15

Not to knock Koffice but recent releases of OpenOffice are quite good and fast; and the Go variant is even better.

www.go-oo.org

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