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Re: [SLUG] Highly Technical Talk Offers / Requests?
- To: Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Highly Technical Talk Offers / Requests?
- From: Conrad Parker <conrad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri May 3 08:38:01 2002
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 08:10:00AM +1000, Ken Foskey wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-05-02 at 15:34, Pia smith wrote:
> > Could also get a StarOffice/OpenOffice comparison.
> Current release of Star office 5.2 is fairly long in the tooth.
> Star Office 6.0 and Open Office 1.0 is pretty much exactly the same.
> There are some minor differences to do with asian fonts that rely on
> licensed software owned by Sun so it cannot be used for OO. The major
> difference with Star Office is the perception of support by PHMs. That
> is pretty much it.
> The support for Open Office is starting to grow in the developer
> community, so the bugs will get squished faster. The whole tree for
> this software is HUGE. Most of the Open Office focus has been on
> startup time and import of M$ documents. THer are some bugs but they
> are fairly esoteric.
seeing as OpenOffice 1.0 just got released, it'd be pretty timely to see
a demo at this month's meeting :)
or, as this thread is about "highly technical talks", how about an
introduction to the OpenOffice project for potential developers;
ie. what subprojects it has, how Collab.Net's source tools work, what the
file formats look like, and what big bugs need people working on them.
I'm not familiar with the project (just pulling keywords out of the
press release :) but I'd be interested to hear what it's like. Perhaps
someone who is part of it could tell us about it? (Ken? :)