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Features, Office In an e-mail to their announce mailing list, the The Document Foundation have shared details of their first week of public operation: "One full week has gone by since the announcement of The Document Foundation, and we would like to share some numbers with the people who have decided to follow us since the first day."
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Hmmm... what about Go-OO
by mfaudzinr on Wed 6th Oct 2010 22:16 UTC
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2008-02-13

I wonder would there be any collaboration in the future between these two OpenOffice variant or would Novell's association with Microsoft be a hindrance to many developers/contributors. I use Go-OO and I do find that their implementation is very solid and it is more responsive and polished that plain vanilla OpenOffice. Of course until we have a working LO then the debate is still open. I am not a developer/contributor, just an ordinary user, maybe more savvy than just casual - this may explain what I'm trying to say http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3794611/OpenOffic.... Would we now have a new debate of LO vs Go-OO - that would be unfortunate and counter productive.

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RE: Hmmm... what about Go-OO
by mat69 on Wed 6th Oct 2010 23:03 in reply to "Hmmm... what about Go-OO"
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2006-03-29

There _is_ already a working LO and it is based on Go-OO.

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RE: Hmmm... what about Go-OO
by lemur2 on Wed 6th Oct 2010 23:18 in reply to "Hmmm... what about Go-OO"
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2007-02-17

I wonder would there be any collaboration in the future between these two OpenOffice variant or would Novell's association with Microsoft be a hindrance to many developers/contributors. I use Go-OO and I do find that their implementation is very solid and it is more responsive and polished that plain vanilla OpenOffice. Of course until we have a working LO then the debate is still open. I am not a developer/contributor, just an ordinary user, maybe more savvy than just casual - this may explain what I'm trying to say http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3794611/OpenOffic.... Would we now have a new debate of LO vs Go-OO - that would be unfortunate and counter productive.


AFAIK the initial version of LibreOffice already includes most of the Go-OO changes.

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mfaudzinr Member since:
2008-02-13

Ah yes. I only read it on LO's website today:

A beta version of LibreOffice is available for download at the LibreOffice Web site. The current release is basically a rebranded version of Go-oo. For now, only RPM binaries are available for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Thumbs up. :-)

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RE: Hmmm... what about Go-OO
by KLU9 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 16:33 in reply to "Hmmm... what about Go-OO"
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2006-12-06

I was wondering about this too.

My wholly unsubstantiated opinion is that while the two projects might borrow code from each other, they won't cooperate much more due to fundamentally different purposes. While both were created due to dissatisfaction with governance of OOo, Go-OO is about making real-world-useful improvements (e.g. compatibility with proprietary MS software/formats); on the other hand, Libre Office smacks of FLOSS fundamentalism. That doesn't exactly sound like a match made in heaven.

Of course I could be utterly wrong. I hope they prove me so.

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