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Re: Here we go again - Open Office
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Here we go again - Open Office
- From: linc <lrutled_(_at_)_columbus_(_dot_)_rr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 01:35:25 -0400
From: Jason Dixon <jason_(_at_)_dixongroup_(_dot_)_net>
Subject: Re: Here we go again - Open Office
On Apr 26, 2005, at 4:03 PM, salex_(_at_)_hackerhippie_(_dot_)_de wrote:
OOo is a pig. 4G of temp space is required to build it. It currently
does not build on OpenBSD, and the people that are knowledgeable
to port it, have much better ways to spend their time.
Yes, I have to agree.
But isn't OpenBSD something for many different systems?
I like to run it on my workstation, somebody else likes to run it as a
OpenOffice is an important application for workstations and the
developers should not forget to distribute it.
Yes, you don't need to run it on a 166mhz pc with 16 mb ram, but one
might want to run it with his new 3,0 ghz machine.
I don't want to multiboot ms for text production.
There might be alternatives, but OpenOffice has as many features as
itself and I don't think there is a better software for that, already
running with OpenBSD.
To reiterate, those who have the knowledge to do this have more
important things to work on. If this is so valuable to you, I suggest
one of three alternatives:
1) Solve it yourself. Download the source, figure out the failing
parts, and (optionally) package it for others to use. You're a hero.
2) Sponsor a developer. Find someone capable of completing this and
pay them for their time. You're still a hero.
3) Use a different operating system for office work. No hero, but at
least you have the right tool to meet *your* requirements.
I agree, AND I have used Abiword and the KDE Office stuff just fine for interacting with MS OFFICE chiclet brains. On PPC no less.
Of course there is always html, and there are nice tools that display xls files, create postscript or pdf, and they work with | and >...
Often I have to use these tools just to make documents usable by small groups of users with different MS OFFICE versions...
These tools they are describing are the building blocks of desktop publishing so well exploited by MS. Learning them would be good for you. Using them will grow barbed wire on yer chest. And eat your vegetables.
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