Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 20:57 UTC
Features, Office "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0, the free office suite the community has been dreaming of since 2001. LibreOffice 4.0 is the first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem."
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I like the project
by deathshadow on Fri 8th Feb 2013 01:11 UTC
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2005-07-12

WISH they'd ditch the stupid malfing java dependencies; something that should have been on the list from the moment Oracle pissed off every last real developer working on OoO...

BUT... whenever I hear phrasing like "diverse and inclusive ecosystem" I have to fight the overwhelming urge to vomit. Dirty huffing granola feel good nonsense at it's worst.

You'd almost thing the FSF or Goebbels was involved in the market-speak writing on said blog -- Given that within the first three paragraphs I'm seeing bandwagon, transfer, and of course the ever so popular glittering generalities...

But still it's a great release of a great program -- especially since at least on Windows and OSX it doesn't kern text like a sweetly retarded crack addict anymore. (Though thanks to freetype being useless crap, don't expect any progress on linsux in that department).

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RE: I like the project
by deathshadow on Fri 8th Feb 2013 10:24 in reply to "I like the project"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

I stand corrected, it still kerns text at a lot of sizes like a sweetly retarded crack addict -- that it cannot space glyphs on any platform consistently for the same word is just... bad. Is it really so hard to kern a word the same every time and then put any overflow/adjustment in the whitespace?

http://www.cutcodedown.com/images/libreOfficeStillKernsLikeCrap.png

Shamefully bad.

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