Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:56 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Features, Office "A group of key OpenOffice.org contributors and community members recently decided to fork the project and establish The Document Foundation in order to drive forward community-driven development of the open source office suite. Oracle has responded to the move by asking several members of TDF to step down from their positions as representatives on the OOo community council."
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What about koffice ?
by mksoft on Tue 19th Oct 2010 02:30 UTC
mksoft
Member since:
2006-02-25

The Document Foundation should dump the mess that is OpenOffice, and put some resources into koffice.

Edited 2010-10-19 02:31 UTC

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RE: What about koffice ?
by tyrione on Tue 19th Oct 2010 06:17 in reply to "What about koffice ?"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

The Document Foundation should dump the mess that is OpenOffice, and put some resources into koffice.


No thanks.

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RE[2]: What about koffice ?
by flanque on Tue 19th Oct 2010 10:07 in reply to "RE: What about koffice ?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I cannot believe it, I actually agree with you.

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RE[2]: What about koffice ?
by segedunum on Wed 20th Oct 2010 12:57 in reply to "RE: What about koffice ?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

You might not like it but given the resources and LOC pumped into OpenOffice and you look at where it is versus KOffice, the question has to be asked.

The frameworks like UNO that have been shoehorned into OpenOffice to try and make it cross-platform are absolutely jaw dropping. I still maintain that using a cross-platform toolkit like Qt is a far better option than chucking cross-platform frameworks into your application as you come across them.

OpenOffice isn't even functionally comparable to KOffice either because KOffice has applications like Kexi, Kivio, KPlato and Krita.

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RE: What about koffice ?
by Fergy on Tue 19th Oct 2010 08:27 in reply to "What about koffice ?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The Document Foundation should dump the mess that is OpenOffice, and put some resources into koffice.

Yes of course because koffice is already being used in a lot of organizations, runs on Win, Lin and Mac and most distros use it as the default...

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RE[2]: What about koffice ?
by righard on Tue 19th Oct 2010 09:09 in reply to "RE: What about koffice ?"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

...it does run on Windows Linux and Mac though

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RE: What about koffice ?
by molnarcs on Tue 19th Oct 2010 09:46 in reply to "What about koffice ?"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

I've been pondering this idea myself. Consider the really small staff they have, their accomplishments are truly amazing! Unfortunately, what they need are people to test test test and hammer at bugs, remaining (small) incompatibilities between their ODF implementation and ooo's . Additionally, the windows port has to be brought up to date (more testers on that platform, etc..). In other words, someone needs to work on the boring parts. It's not easy to find volunteers for that, but I think this could work with some investment.

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