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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dubbz, Oct 2, 2005.
Some news from the OpenOffice.org Conference 2005:
Yes. I wonder too...
Wasn't it not too long ago when they said they were cancelling plans of a native port?
Seems like now they'll just drop the X11 port competely, instead of working on both X11 and native like they used to do (if I'm reading & remembering it correctly).
That should make a OS X native Org a more realistic goal.
what about NeoOffice?
Isn't that essentially the same thing as Neo/J mentioned in the first post?
I wonder what they think about Apple's dropping of support for the Java-Cocoa bridge. This would seem to affect these sort of plans. Maybe they'll convince Apple to restart the project or at least release the source code.
lets hope they go through with it.
Hope they continue it, I'm back on Open Office 2.0 running on X11, as I really didn't like NeoOfficeJ, just too buggy.
I think Apple will be quite reserved with support for OpenOffice (any flavour of it). We must not forget that MS Office is a very important application for the Mac. Not that I'd miss it on my machine but I think there is a big user base that demands MSO. Apple will certainly not upset MS by suddenly promoting this very capable alternative. This could jeopardize future development of MSO for the Mac and therefore the whole Mac platform.
If I was Apple I would give the OpenOffice team tons of backdoor development support, whilst at the same time continuing to pay lip service to M$ Office.. It can only benefit them to have a polished OpenOffice done in cocoa. They should help.
Amen to that. Open Office is a good program, but if Apple could help the get into Cocoa and improve the Mac experience that will only help. There have been a lot of news stories lately about various governments that are now dictating that their files be in a more universal foramt (like Open Office). Being able to run a Cocoa version may help to get more macs into those offices. At least I can dream that it could.
I love opensource apps, it will be great to have openoffice
/ME jumps up and down