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Month: March 2011

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

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 23:52:01 -0500
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty@...> wrote:
>  I like the concept of koffice, but it has never been usable in the 2.0.x
> version. My entire business is built around word-processing from a document
> standpoint, and the only viable packages have been Office on the Win side
> and OO on the Linux side. Koffice was a great concept, but I don't think it
> has ever quite "made it" from a usability standpoint. WP for Linux was
> around several years ago, but I think that was completely abandoned.
>  I say -- stick with what works (thus Trinity :)

You do realize that OOo is available for Windows and Mac too? It's not
just a Linux thing :-)

MS Office didn't support OpenDocument Format until it's 2007 version,
and I doubt it does it well -- Microsoft wants to create their own
open format in answer to ODF. They are basically XML files inside a
Zip file, just get a .docx file from someone using Office 2007 and run
unzip on the file. It will extract into a directory tree with some XML
files that contain the document and it's meta-data. From what I hear,
the XML files aren't very well formed.

I say stick with a real document format that will actually be
supported by people outside the world of Proprietary Software, and by
some who do make Proprietary Software. ODF FTW! ;-)

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