Where to, LibreOffice?

William Scott Lockwood III vladinator at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 00:06:24 UTC 2012

On Nov 10, 2012 5:56 PM, "Kevin O'Gorman" <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> After a long time away, I find myself coming back to a word processor.
I'm about to write for publication, and they prefer a word-compatible
format.  I used to use OpenOffice a bit, and don't remember having any
trouble with it.  Now the repos seem to only have LibreOffice -- the things
named after OpenOffice seem to be all transitional packages, not really
OpenOffice at all.
> I've been at this a day, and I've already filed 3 bugs.  This does not
seem good.  Before I spend the effort to switch over to see if things
really *are* better over there, would someone please comment about the
pros/cons of downloading and using OpenOffice on xubuntu/ubuntu?
> --
> Kevin O'Gorman
> programmer, n. an organism that transmutes caffeine into software.

OO.o is still maintained? I thought the dev community all went to LO. LO is
what I use for the simple reason that it is actively maintained, and in the
repo's. I believe it was forked from OO.o as well. I think there were
shennanigans involving Oracle or someone, but I can't remember the exact
details. Anyway, LO produces word docs just fine. Do it all the time at
work for people who won't use free software.
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