On Monday 20 June 2011 01:13:49 Timothy Pearson wrote: > > If KOffice is removed then there is no reason why other apps should be > > added to Trinity. KDE:KDE3 repository > > currently has more than 420 KDE3 packages but adding them to Trinity would > > have no reason > > if KOffice is removed (as KOffice has better quality and better integrated > > than most of them). > > In certain areas. In others (kword and such) the quality is inferior. I think there is no other general-purpose word processor for KDE3 other than KWord. It is unique in its class. I have Scribus, Lyx, TexMaker, PDF Editor in KDE:KDE3 but they all implement different functionality and less closely integrated with KDE. > > Even more, if KOfiice is removed then there is no reason why other Trinity > > components should > > not be removed as well by the same logic (AmaroK, Kaffeine, even > > Konqueror). > > No. Some of the koffice components have direct and better replacements, > such as kword. This is completely subjective. One can argue that Amarok 1.4 has better replacements Amarok 2 and Clementine. It can be argued that Konqueror can be replaced with Rekonq and Dolphin etc. It is also quite arguable whether say OOo Calc is better than KSpread: opening a spreadsheet in Calc can take minutes while in KSpread only one or two seconds. > > Concerning Open/Libre Office as you know it has only basic KDE3 > > integration which can > > be removed any moment. Libre Office team for example is currently > > discussing radical change > > of the user interface which may lead to removal of Qt3 styles support. > > LibreOffice is more than happy to accept TDE integration support. Re-implementing Qt3 support after the change may require huge effort while LibreOffice team is not commited to do it themselves. Do you feel capable to re-implement interface integration yourselves even if your patches will be happily accepted?