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Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed May 16 02:58:59 EDT 2012


On 05/15/2012 11:35 PM, Guglielmo Braguglia wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> get a look also to this : 
> http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php  ... it's real OSX 
> product ...

Indeed!

Although Libreoffice is probably better in the long-run.

NeoOffice was initially developed owing to OpenOffice's dependence on 
X11. Now that OpenOffice is
going down the toilet of silly political arguments, the need for 
NeoOffice (which never quite managed the
standard of OpenOffice) may have passed. LibreOffice looks very robust.

>
> Guglielmo
>
>
> On 15.05.2012 22:23, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> I will give it a look see. I'm backing up my spreadsheet first tho'!
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On May 15, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>
>>> stephen barncard wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Bob Sneidar<bobs at twft.com>  
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I tried Open Office once. I opened an Excel spreadsheet that had 
>>>>> sharing
>>>>> enabled. It corrupted the spreadsheet and I had to restore a 
>>>>> backup. I
>>>>> deleted it immediately from my computer.
>>>> It also uses X11, which is being depreciated and not included in
>>>> future distributions of MacOSX.
>>> While OpenOffice is being somewhat maintained, Ellison's shenanigans 
>>> with it at Oracle prompted that community to make a fork called 
>>> LibreOffice which has become far more refined, now included with 
>>> Ubuntu and many other distros:
>>>
>>> <http://www.libreoffice.org/>
>>>
>>> I believe LibreOffice runs natively on OS X, without requiring X11.
>>>
>>>
>>> And speaking of Ellison's shenanigans:
>>> <http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/05/api-copyright/>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Richard Gaskin
>>> Fourth World
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>
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