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…
just my 2 cents.
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 ?).
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.
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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.
On 04/24/2011 05:06 AM, LGReed wrote:
> 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
On 2011-04-24 04:36, LGReed wrote:
> Can anyone tell me, I’ve searched posts for the answer, why openSuSE
> chose to switch the default Office from openOffice to LibreOffice?
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.
No, Not at all…
I have nothing negative to say about Libre… Haven’t had any problems.
Just like to know why people do what they do and why the decision was made to part from long time app. openOffice (which i thought was Sun Microsystems…)
LOL, Can’t - KDE moderator has been kicking me off KDE.org for a few years now…
guess he can’t take the criticism…
I would think that if he doesn’t like my rants, he should not read my posts… It’s not like I have him tied down and am screaming in his ear…
Don’t read it…
I never notice, but even on my openSuSE 11.2 / KDE 4.3.5 workstation which I refuse to upgrade because of poor design on a fav app (gwenview)… the Office on it IS LibreOffice…
I did Not know that…
So, obviously I haven’t had a problem… Good on yah.
On 2011-04-28 14:06, landis wrote:
> I never notice, but even on my openSuSE 11.2 / KDE 4.3.5 workstation
> which I refuse to upgrade because of poor design on a fav app
> (gwenview)… the Office on it IS LibreOffice…
A recent security update replaced OOo with LO.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)