Re: [dev] GNOME Office and OpenOffice

On Wed, 1 Nov 2000 rms greymalkin yi org wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 05:00:54PM +0100, Klas Lindberg wrote:
> > My two cents on Abi vs OpenOffice:
> >  I may be very wrong about this, but as I've come to understand is, Abi is
> > working specificly with providing the GNOME Office with a portable word
> > processor component. OpenOffice (or rather Sun, maybe?) is more concerned
> > with the creation of a full office suite that is much less tied to a
> > specific platform -- one that could happily replace installed Star Offices
> > in a few years.
> You are so very terribly wrong!
> While beeing able to provide GNOME a word processing component is a
> neat idea, it is not something for the near future.
> Currently, AbiWord is, I believe, by FAR the word processor which is
> available in the larger number of platforms.

I'm not sure how correct that FAR is. 

> Here is a short list: beos, mac, qnx, unix, win.

I'm not sure OO (as such) will ever support qnx. In the end it means just
somebody doing the port. 

> Bear in mind that by unix, you should really read: any unix that can
> compile (currently at least: linux, bsd, solaris, and a couple other
> can have a functional word processor).

We will probbaly be there in ~ 2-3 months at most. 

> AbiWord can't be said as "tied to a specific platform", specially
> since it's got this policy of including the same set of features on
> all platforms in each release (and preferably release for all
> supported platforms at once).

AFAIK OO is not really different in this regard.

> hugs, rms


OpenOffice Release Engineering / Dublin

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