Home > KDE > KOffice 1.3.2 Released KOffice 1.3.2 Released Eugenia Loli 2004-07-08 KDE 13 Comments The KOffice team is brings you the second bugfix package that builds upon the successful 1.3 version. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 13 Comments 2004-07-08 6:48 pm Looks like the improvements where largely localized to the filters. Its a shame that OO.o, Gnome Office (abiword, gnumeric, criawaps, etc) just couldn’t use the same file formats (preferably the OO.o formats). 2004-07-08 6:59 pm However, the momentum and publicity is behind OO.org, this is the office suite that has now become de facto on Linux. Koffice is less mature, but still nice. It’s biggest pro is probably the integration with KDE and the greater ease of developing it. However, it seems like it will be a shadow of OO.org at least for a few years so I am glad to see that there is a project underway to make OO.org look and feel more like a GNOME or KDE program. This is what I really hope the focus is on. 2004-07-08 7:02 pm Heres the presentation that Micheal Meeks gave at LinuxTag about OOo. http://www.gnome.org/~michael/linuxtag-2004-ooo/img0.html 2004-07-08 7:03 pm As the matter of fact, I thought work was being done on standardizing on the OOo formats I don’t recall the ‘official’ names those got, but more info on <link>http://www.oasis-open.org/</link>. I believe KOffice and others planned on adopting those formats. 2004-07-08 7:25 pm A bit off-topic for this news, or? Better mention the KOffice talk given at LinuxTag: http://www.klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se/~dfaure/conf/LT2004/start.h… 2004-07-08 7:27 pm Work *is* done and has already advanced – but for KOffice 2.0 and not within the 1.3 bugfix series. 2004-07-08 7:27 pm Whoops sorry didn’t know there was one on Koffice. 2004-07-08 7:39 pm kOffice and OOo will share the same format in 2.0. 2004-07-08 8:03 pm Very cool! Thanks for the info. KOffice, especially Kivo, is very nice. A little more maturity, and it will be great. 2004-07-08 8:15 pm Fast, simple, intuitive. Getting better with each new version. Kudos to the KOffice development team. 2004-07-09 3:06 am “It’s biggest pro is probably the integration with KDE and the greater ease of developing it.” This my opinion only, but I am not necessarily wanting OpenOffice integration in KDE. The reason is the toolkits. Admittedly, the only thing I know about toolkits is how they feel in use. Koffice ‘feels’ quite light and snappy, whereas the OO toolkit is most definitely not. Of course this sounds strange given the “bloat” KDE is always accused of, but I much prefer using Kword to OOwriter. Ultimately, I would really hope to have the option in Koffice to save documents in MS formats though, as in OO. If both suites now share the same filters, there is no reason this can’t happen. 2004-07-09 7:52 am Among them are the table function are not yet usable for daily use. Many more but it is better to submit to developers rather than make is as a flamebait here. 2004-07-09 6:34 pm Yes, they will be sharing the same format in KOffice’s upcoming release… The coolest part about that… is that OO.org documents will be viewable within Konqueror (as a preview)… b/c KOffice docs are “KParts”….. I don’t know if the same would/will be achieved by the current project to port OO.org to Qt/KDE. Either way, I welcome both projects…wholeheartedly.