Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2006 21:15 UTC, submitted by Herschel Cohen
GNU, GPL, Open Source "If building infrastructure is the true forte of Free/Open Source Software, why is there so much duplicative efforts to build so similar edifices seen in Office Suites? Would it not be better to put the initial efforts into construction a software scaffold as the first fundamental step in building the structure to allow all suites components to be placed upon it from any interested source? While I do not consider myself a competent software architect, conceptually the proposal in the previous sentence seems reasonable. Moreover, it could attract talent that is more attuned to fundamentals of process control, i.e. information exchange rather than the attributes seen in a keystroke binding to an action upon a gui that a class of users expects from an application."
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RE: wasted !!!
by ozonehole on Fri 20th Jan 2006 23:26 UTC in reply to "wasted !!!"
ozonehole
Member since:
2006-01-07

There are only two office suites(OO and Koffice).
When is 'two' too much?


I guess there are three if you include the somewhat esoteric Gnome Office. Of course, it's hard to know what Gnome Office is given the way it's components are named. I believe it consists of Abiword, Gnumeric, Evince, Evolution, Epiphany (I'm using it now to browse this site) and maybe some others that I can't remember. I just wish they'd rename these apps so that we can know it's an office suite.

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v RE[2]: wasted !!!
by siride on Fri 20th Jan 2006 23:31 in reply to "RE: wasted !!!"
RE[2]: wasted !!!
by cm__ on Sat 21st Jan 2006 00:22 in reply to "RE: wasted !!!"
cm__ Member since:
2005-07-07

> I believe it consists of Abiword, Gnumeric, Evince, Evolution, Epiphany

Hmm? Evolution, a document viewer and a browser as components of an office suite? I don't think so.

If you're talking about this GNOME office: http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/ then it's just Abiword, Gnumeric and the start of a DB-access layer.

Edited 2006-01-21 00:26

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