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KDE "The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices."
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RE: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:02 UTC in reply to "Gut so!"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah, seems to be some sort of a smart decision. Really, the Name "KOffice" ist boring, and no one is proud of saying "Im using Kay-Office" (or pronounced Koffice?) Well, the most important thing is, that they try to improve the Suite, and that is great. Really. I mean, KDE SC wants to be a big Player in Desktop, Office and Buisness... And with all the effort, they are going to be one. At least in my dreams ;)


Calligra Office also has a variant called FreOffice which is claimed to be the only freedom software Office suite available for mobiles and handhelds.

Since it is based on Qt, it might be constrained to use with Meego, rather than Android. That might be enough to prevent Calligra Office from ever becoming a "big player" in any sense.

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RE[2]: Gut so!
by No it isnt on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:22 in reply to "RE: Gut so!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Prevent? Surely Nokia still has a fair portion of the market. Oh, and Symbian also has Qt support.

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RE[3]: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Gut so!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Prevent? Surely Nokia still has a fair portion of the market. Oh, and Symbian also has Qt support.


Yes Nokia has a fair proportion of the mobile phone market, but not the smartphone market. At this time, the smartphone market (on which a freedom software Office suite for mobiles and handsets might conceivably run) is occupied almost exclusively occupied by iPhone and Android.

I just can't see FreOffice somehow making it on to the the Apple App Store. AFAIK Android doesn't support Qt. Therefore, FreOffice only potential market right now is Meego phones and handhelds. AFAIK, you can't actually buy any of those as yet.

This is my meaning.

Edited 2010-12-08 00:33 UTC

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