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Month: November 2011

KOffice Suite

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:26:04 -0800 (PST)
This past summer there was a discussion about deprecating KOffice. Fortunately this plan was abandoned. KOffice includes the following apps:

KWord: Word Processing
KSpread: Spreadsheets
KPresenter: Slide Presentations
Karbon14: Scalable Graphics Drawing
KPlato: Project Management
Kexi: Database Creator
Kugar: Database Report Generator
KChart: Chart and Graph Creator
Kivio: Flowchart and Diagram Editing
Chalk: Painting and Image Editing
KFormula: Formula Editor

If this suite is advertised as a personal office suite rather than professional the apps remain viable for many Trinity users. The tight integration with TDE is a bonus too.

I hope KOffice is not removed from the Trinity line, but I am wondering how much work is involved to package the apps separately. Likely there would need to be a koffice-base package that contains all the common libraries, headers, etc.

I seem to recall once upon a time the developers for one of the distros doing this, but my memory gets fuzzy these days. :)

Is separate packages feasible and doable?

Just asking. :)