openoffice bashing [was Re: How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have to wait?]

Scott James Remnant scott at
Tue Oct 3 09:16:41 BST 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 01:06 +1000, Peter Garrett wrote:

> On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 09:45:44 +0100
> Scott James Remnant <scott at> wrote:
> > In fact, I think the entire "Office Suite" concept is flawed.  It should
> > be replaced by a set of simple and elegant programs that each work
> > independently but whose results can be combined to produce work.
> Which, if I understand correctly, is the "Unix Way" - and I agree.
> Unfortunately, DE s like Gnome and KDE also have ( IMHO ) far too much
> "integration".
Integration isn't a bad thing, it's also the UNIX way.  You don't
implement your own regular expression engine and modify a file, you use

Likewise you wouldn't implement your own address book backend, data
format and UI; you use evolution-data-server.

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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