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Month: June 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Deprecate KOffice

From: Ilya Chernykh <anixxsus@...>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:08:22 +0400
On Monday 20 June 2011 00:28:45 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> > This is a very sad news that you are going to deprecate KOffice, a major
> > part of KDE.
> >
> We can reconsider this at the next meeting.  Can you please provide a
> rationale for keeping koffice, why it is better than LibreOffice with TDE
> integration, who still uses it, etc.?

Basically there is no other office suite that is so closely integrated with KDE/Trinity.
Aside spreadsheet and word processor KOffice includes graphical apps such as Krita,
Kivio etc to which Open Office has no alternatives (or do you suggest using GIMP?). 

Removing KOffice is equal to removing a half of KDE apps. Seriously guys I thought you hold vector on 
improvement and expansion (i.e. adding more apps) rather than removing the core KDE components.

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).

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).

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.

Also by your logic the Gnome team should kill Gnumeric and Abiword because Open Office is better?