Linked by Elv13 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:19 UTC
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[2]: Gut so!
by No it isnt on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:22 UTC 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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RE[4]: Gut so!
by Elv13 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 03:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Gut so!"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Symbian is a smartphone OS, but a little(...) outdated. It is still the #1 smartphone OS.

Qt work on Android by the way, the Lighthouse project (for Android and Google ChromeOS) will be merged in the next version.

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RE[4]: Gut so!
by Neolander on Wed 8th Dec 2010 08:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Gut so!"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

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.

Highly debatable. It depends on what you call a smartphone (most people define it simply as a phone for which one may code native applications).

Considering screen and keyboard size, a mobile office suite is basically only useable to open mail attachments and do some quick edits on them. On symbian, QuickOffice already does just that. It would really be cool to see a free, non-commercial replacement.

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RE[4]: Gut so!
by ricegf on Wed 8th Dec 2010 11:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Gut so!"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I track smartphone market share rather extensively, and I've never seen Symbian omitted from the research. Not one single time.

Nor should it be. Symbian runs native applications, written to the legacy API or to the QT framework. It has a successful app store, Ovi, with over 3 million downloads a day. It syncs to a PC via USB or over the radio network, and supports wifi and web browsing and GPS and all of that other smartphone goodness, just with a rather dated (but recently UPdate) UI.

And it *already* runs office suites, for example, http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/OfficeSuite_S60.php.

I've never owned or used a Symbian phone, but claiming that only iOS and Android constitute smartphones is rather like claiming that only BMW and Lexus constitute luxury sports cars.

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