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."
Thread beginning with comment 452787
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

Seriously, does this mean we're finally going to see competition now? Or is the new "Calligra Suite" still going to require users to install the KDE desktop on Windows just to open documents? It'd be nice if there were something crossplatform that worked better than AbiWord or OO.o\LibreOffice does, plus competition between the two might actually lead to some innovation and polishing!

--bornagainpenguin

Reply Score: 1

Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

Or is the new "Calligra Suite" still going to require users to install the KDE desktop on Windows just to open documents?

There is not going to be any change in that regard, as KOffice never required you to install the KDE desktop on Windows. Neither will it be a requirement for Calligra Suite.

Reply Parent Score: 3

bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Morty snarked...

Or is the new "Calligra Suite" still going to require users to install the KDE desktop on Windows just to open documents?
There is not going to be any change in that regard, as KOffice never required you to install the KDE desktop on Windows. Neither will it be a requirement for Calligra Suite.


Bets?

See: http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1697/43749515.jpg

Oh and just so you can't say "well you should have filtered it" in your next post:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6943/82594494.jpg

You can see there that filtering did nothing.

Developers are always complaining about people using a Linux distro and complaining about things being nothing like on Windows, angrily repeating the refrain "Linux isn't Windows!" Well, this is someone on Windows saying "Windows isn't UNIX!" As nice as package managers are developers need to let go of them when they move to the Windows desktop and learn to make a simple packaged installer that installs the application or suite. We're glad you have this entire desktop you're proud of, but we didn't ask for that--we wanted the application not the desktop.

If we wanted the desktop, we'd be running KDE on some form of Linux or BSD, wouldn't we?

If KOffice or the Calligra Suite ever hope to be taken seriously outside their *NIX niche they need to make their installer more like the OO.o\LibreOffice installer. They need to conform to the desktop standards and conventions of the system they're being installed on.

I really hope they get this fixed, because it would be nice to have an competing open source suite for Office on Windows the average user can use and right now this ain't it!

--bornagainpenguin

Reply Parent Score: 2