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Old 01-11-2010, 10:47 PM   #946
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I prefer Koffice for many reasons. Hopefully it will get some more attention and features especially regarding compatibility soon http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/koffice.html
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:48 AM   #947
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I prefer Koffice for many reasons. Hopefully it will get some more attention and features especially regarding compatibility soon http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/koffice.html
Agreed. Koffice has a nice feature set.
I'll make one last pitch for OO and then I will be quiet on that topic.
All of the other distros either ship with OO or they offer OO in a repository. We should as well. I currently use rworkman's OO package and find it to be excellent. There is no denying that OO is the number one open source office productivity suite. I think that OO would make Slackware more attractive to users who are considering deploying our distro. In my opinion adding OO to Slackware would make good business sense, it could increase our market share. The previous comments are offered as a suggestion.
I love Slackware and have used it for almost 6 years now; it is my OS of choice. I have the greatest respect for Pat and the development team! I am very happy with the current development process of Slackware.
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:55 AM   #948
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I'd like to see some tiling W.manager for a change! Fluxbox is getting boring! :/ Also anyone here using compiz standalone? I'm using it with Arch and it works great!
 
Old 01-12-2010, 08:04 AM   #949
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I'd like to see some tiling W.manager for a change!
Thats one of the features added to KDE 4.5 (i think it didnt make it to 4.4) so theres definitely gonna be one

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:15 AM   #950
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Thats one of the features added to KDE 4.5 (i think it didnt make it to 4.4) so theres definitely gonna be one
Really? That's interesting! Got a link I can know more from?
I googled but it says no plans added yet: http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.5_Feature_Plan
 
Old 01-12-2010, 09:33 AM   #951
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...I think that OO would make Slackware more attractive to users who are considering deploying our distro. In my opinion adding OO to Slackware would make good business sense, it could increase our market share...
Agreed!
You have made the best point yet for adding OpenOffice to Slackware (besides, of course, the fact Go-OO gives Slackware users a complete, fully functional, office suite. )

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:39 AM   #952
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Koffice integrates with KDE, OOo integrates with nothing, and it is a bitch to build.
The go-OO download looks like it is a selection of patches and scripts that downloads OpenOffice source and compiles it for you in a fairly easy manner, I am trying it at the moment, if it works then it should be moderately easy for someone who can actually script (unlike me) to create a slackbuild. This would be better than installing from rpm as current slackbuilds do.

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:25 PM   #953
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Really? That's interesting! Got a link I can know more from?
I googled but it says no plans added yet: http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.5_Feature_Plan
http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.4_Feature_Plan

See the kwin - core entry of kdebase-workspace
Its right on top, but AFAIK it didnt make it to 4.4. Im not 100% sure though.

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Old 01-13-2010, 03:09 AM   #954
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@ adding open office

can 440MB of data really be justified? It's the largest thing on my system. What the hell does all that stuff do anyway?!

I'm all for a stream lined install. Or maybe separating each core program into it's own package, But the full binary release of it has no place in Slackware.

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:21 AM   #955
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But the full binary release of it has no place in Slackware.
Operating systems are a tool that allow you to run productivity software. If the "masses" wish to use OpenOffice because they feel it makes them more productive then it should obviously be considered for the operating system, after all you could write all your company reports with vi if you wished.

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Old 01-13-2010, 06:21 AM   #956
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Operating systems are a tool that allow you to run productivity software....
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...If the "masses" wish to use OpenOffice because they feel it makes them more productive then it should obviously be considered for the operating system, after all you could write all your company reports with vi if you wished.
samac
Hear, hear!
 
Old 01-13-2010, 10:00 AM   #957
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I would like to see Slackware a little more PXE boot friendly.
ie, some comments or commented commands in scripts, and a little tutorial like the PXE install one.
I managed to have a great networked system, but i took me days to put in place, and i did some very dirty things to make it works.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 02:20 PM   #958
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I would like to see Slackware a little more PXE boot friendly.
ie, some comments or commented commands in scripts, and a little tutorial like the PXE install one.
I managed to have a great networked system, but i took me days to put in place, and i did some very dirty things to make it works.
Lots of info here or are you referring to the boot command-lines?

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...=slackware:pxe
 
Old 01-13-2010, 02:41 PM   #959
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after all you could write all your company reports with vi if you wished.
That's what LaTeX is for isn't it!


I use OOo however I wouldn't want to see it shipped with slackware - as said before, it's a large package and easy enough for those requiring it to install themselves. If you go down the route of just chucking in any old package "because a lot of people use it" then the install will get far larger than the size it is, which is already too big!!
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:29 PM   #960
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Operating systems are a tool that allow you to run productivity software. If the "masses" wish to use OpenOffice because they feel it makes them more productive then it should obviously be considered for the operating system, after all you could write all your company reports with vi if you wished.

samac
people in offices working on spreadsheets don't install their own software anyway, the IT guy does, and IT guy isn't likely to worry about having to slackbuild open office. The IT guy who chooses slackware is going to be choosing it for reasons that have nothing to do with openoffice.
 
  


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