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    Default When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    Hello,
    Can anyone tell me, I've searched posts for the answer, why openSuSE chose to switch the default Office from openOffice to LibreOffice?

    First, I at least looked at libre, looks ok.
    Then, I went to the 'site' found NO support, forum etc. was directed to opendesktop and again, No forum, not way to comment other than irc and that is way to easy to be 'band from' if they don't like what one has to say...

    I, as of this post, have not read anything overwhelming about libreoffice..

    this switch is, at this point, not as bad a the fools over at KDE deciding without the use of a normal brain, to switch default file manager from konqueror to dolphin..
    Bad decision.

    just my 2 cents.
    Landis.
    my Uncle Art ('unky') used to say, 'for free, take. to buy, shop around'... and Dad said, 'if it's free you can't *****, especially if you contributed nothing'....
    Спасибо, кодеры (? кодеров ?).

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    Is this a question, or a rant that might better go on the Soap Box?

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    No, it's a Real Question... Albeit a very long winded question, still a question.
    I'd really like to know when and why.
    As long as I have a office, kofffice, openOffice, libre,,,, I don't care.

    I mean, I could install openOffice from Sun if I want it, right..

    thanks,
    Landis.

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    That's your choice. LibreOffice is a fork and a replacement of OpenOffice that came about because Oracle isn't trusted by the OSS community. It's being adapted quickly.

    Is there anything in particular that you find missing or lacking in LibreOffice, or are you just attached to OOo?

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    That's your choice. LibreOffice is a fork and a replacement of OpenOffice that came about because Oracle isn't trusted by the OSS community. It's being adapted quickly.

    Is there anything in particular that you find missing or lacking in LibreOffice, or are you just attached to OOo?
    Oracle pulled some dirty tricks, so the OO.o community forked and created LibreOffice. LibreOffice is under more competent management now, so it has already implemented long asked for features and fixes. This change was very recent, hence the lack of forums and such. All this will be coming before long.

    I suggest sticking with LibreOffice as it is superior, and will only get better.

    If you found my answer helpful, click me some rep.

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    On 04/24/2011 05:06 AM, LGReed wrote:
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    > No, it's a Real Question...


    then, you need to ask the folks who made the decision and then you may
    know why they are "not as bad a the fools over at KDE deciding without
    the use of a normal brain"..

    those decision makers are not in these fora--quoted from a previous post:

    Just a reminder we are a support forum of enthusiasts and volunteers ...
    We are not a packaging nor a development forum.

    If one wishes to reach the packagers or developers of openSUSE then the
    place(s) to do so are clearly marked in the Communications channel wiki
    for openSUSE - where the places are the mailing list, and the IRC
    freenode chat channels such as #opensuse-factory. The openSUSE forums is
    not the place.

    If one wishes to recommend an improvement to openSUSE, then the place to
    do so is openSUSE fate. The openSUSE forums is not the place.

    For the OP, in case you did not know (and it definitely appears that
    way) the openSUSE forum is to provide support for problems, it is not
    the place for such observations if you wish to accomplish anything
    useful. If you wish help on a specific area, please post, and many
    volunteers who are NOT paid, will likely bend over to help.
    be sure and start off your question in the mail list by telling them how
    stupid their decision was, i'm pretty sure they are eager to accept such
    with grace..

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    There are a lot of articles on this subject on the web. For example :


    At the moment the entire 'open office' and 'libre office' situation is a bit in flux, but the pandora's box has been opened now and hard to say where this will head.

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    To answer the original question 11.4 because for the last three years, openSUSE has always installed Go-OO and LibreOffice has merged all of the Go-OO code into it. But, in effect there has been no change because you have not been getting the Sun/Oracle version of OpenOffice for years; all the Novell associated distributions have been using Go-OO to which LibreOffice is a direct successor.

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    Quote Originally Posted by LGReed View Post
    First, I at least looked at libre, looks ok.
    Then, I went to the 'site' found NO support, forum etc. was directed to opendesktop and again, No forum, not way to comment other than irc and that is way to easy to be 'band from' if they don't like what one has to say...
    I'm sure you'll get any help you need here, if necessary but you can use the openoffice forum as they also cover libreoffice and other offshoots.
    Pete

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    Default Re: When and Why did openSuSE switch to Libre instead of OpenOffice?

    On 2011-04-24 04:36, LGReed wrote:
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    > Hello,
    > Can anyone tell me, I've searched posts for the answer, why openSuSE
    > chose to switch the default Office from openOffice to LibreOffice?


    Months ago.

    Do a search on the News subforum for the word "Libre" in the title, and you
    will find most of what was said at the time and links.

    If you are referring to the recent security update that switched OOo to LO,
    well, an update was needed and OOo was impossible to update, as the code
    branch used in openSUSE is the old Go-oo, which has now disappeared because
    it is now LO.

    I'm not happy about this last update (for 11.2), but it can't be helped.

    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libreoffice>

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