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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Support for KDE3 removed from LibreOffice

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:38:15 -0600
On 03/11/2011 03:13 PM, calvin morrison wrote:
> On 11 March 2011 16:09, Ilya Chernykh<neptunia@...>  wrote:
>> On Friday 11 March 2011 23:04:59 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> I have just installed OpenOffice 3.3 from Oracle and it works well with KDE3
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> Frankly Oracle sucks, and so does Open Office.
> It is unacceptable to use it as far as i am concerned. it has become
> unusable and bloaty over the years and Oracle has prevented it from
> maturing. LibreOffice is the viable alternative. I think that if we
> get them to patch back in the KDE3 stuff that would be worth it. using
> Open Office is not worth it.
> Calvin Morrison

I share the sentiment in large part, but let's never forget "You catch more 
flies with honey than you do salt..."

Much of the support drop over the past 2 years has been the result of 
dropping kde3. The 3rd-party software has just followed their lead.

I don't know, but it just strikes me that if oracle was approached and made 
aware that the Trinity project has matured and is kde3 based and ooo support 
would benefit both -- then I don't see why support can't just be put back in.

After all - it exists, it's not like something new has to be developed, they 
just have to include what they used to include.

I think that's worth a shot and makes sense all the way around :)

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.