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Month: June 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Deprecate KOffice

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:13:49 -0500
> 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?).

OK, this is a valid point.  I wish you had made it to our meeting; by
bringing this up you probably would have killed off the deprecation
suggestion very quickly.

> 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.

See above.  koffice is not half of all apps though.

> 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).

In certain areas.  In others (kword and such) the quality is inferior.

> 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).

No.  Some of the koffice components have direct and better replacements,
such as kword.

> 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.

LibreOffice is more than happy to accept TDE integration support.

As of now, consider koffice deprecation cancelled.