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Month: June 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Deprecate KOffice

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:38:41 -0500
> 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
> but they all implement different functionality and less closely integrated
> with KDE.

This is completely subjective.  I would argue that is
unmatched for the way it blends in to TDE and reads/writes all the major
document formats nearly flawlessly.

>> > 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.

No, because in those cases the feature set did not include features that
were present in the original applications.

> 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?

Actually, yes!  I have done it before with other apps and to be honest it
is not difficult at all.