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Month: June 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Deprecate KOffice

From: Ilya Chernykh <anixxsus@...>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:36:09 +0400
On Monday 20 June 2011 01:13:49 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> > 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.

I think there is no other general-purpose word processor for KDE3 other than KWord. 
It is unique in its class. I have Scribus, Lyx, TexMaker, PDF Editor in KDE:KDE3 
but they all implement different functionality and less closely integrated with KDE.

> > 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.

This is completely subjective. One can argue that Amarok 1.4 has 
better replacements Amarok 2 and Clementine. It can be argued that
Konqueror can be replaced with Rekonq and Dolphin etc.

It is also quite arguable whether say OOo Calc is better than KSpread: opening 
a spreadsheet in Calc can take minutes while in KSpread only one or 
two seconds.

> > 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.

Re-implementing Qt3 support after the change may require huge effort while
LibreOffice team is not commited to do it themselves. Do you feel capable to 
re-implement interface integration yourselves even if your patches will be 
happily accepted?