On Friday 24 June 2011 06:18:02 Timothy Pearson wrote: > Then please be careful with your word choice. What you have written here > in the past has, from a native English speaker's point of view, sounded > very antagonistic and competitive. > > > > >> combined with the > >> rejection/criticism of our ideas with absolutely no alternatives > >> presented > >> or suggestions made. > > > > Well an alternative to dropping KOffice is porting ODF support > > from KDE4's KOffice. Do you like this idea? You said you have much of > > resources even to reimplement > > KDE3 support in Libre Office if it completely changes its interface, so > > adding ODF would be just as > > to swat a moquito, won't it? > > Here is another example of what I mentioned above. Whether you realize it > or not, the way this statement is phrased it is rather insulting. How an > average English-speaking individual might read this would be as follows: > > "Since you claim to have so many resources (which I really don't think you > do) then do what I suggested a long time ago, since I think it is terribly > easy and cannot understand why it is so very hard for you to do." > > Is that really what you meant? If not then please say so! I had not > considered that there may be a language issue here. No, this was written with sarcasm. I know that porting ODF support from KDE4 is uneasy. But it is of course easier than re-implementing KDE3 support in an office suite starting from zero. > To answer your question, yes, I think that is a good idea. Would you like > to try your hand at it? I probably will not get around to doing so until > the entire TQt4 port is complete and some of the open bugs have been > addressed. I also have much of the ongoing tasks. First of all it's adding more software to reach at least 500 packages in KDE:KDE3. Then I will evaluate a possibility to port Yast2 with Qt3 support from an older openSUSE release. Then I will probably repair some broken default icon themes of KDE3 (i.e. iKons and so on), then will probably look into some other annoying bugs of KDE3. I also want to make the tray to use as much rows as the taskbar does. There are multiple other tasks, for example, updating weather stations info (i saw a report on the internet that the weather station for say, Novosibirsk is outdated and there was a patch but there is some way to automatize this updating actually). > The project is currently somewhat swamped; once the TQt4 port is complete > and CMake support has been added, we have enough developer resources to > keep things moving along quickly. However, we are still in the middle of > those two operations and so are not able to absorb as many of the > miscellaneous tasks (such as gcc 4.6 compilation repairs, .odf support, > etc.) as you or I would like. Any help is much appreciated during this > transitional period.