Shipping LibreOffice (Was: Re: Feature request)
physicsshark3 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 22:34:58 UTC 2014
Thank you for your reply. I don't have development skills myself, but I
appreciate everything you guys do. I agree, including LibreOffice as an
installation option is rather unusual, but Xubuntu users seem to use quite
a wide range of hardware. I'm on modern hardware myself, but it would be
nice to leave Abiword and Gnumeric in for users who don't have the hardware
capabilities to run the LibreOffice suite.
Thank you Xubuntu team for all that you do.
On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 6:37 AM, Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org>wrote:
> Including LibreOffice in the Xubuntu seed has been discussed numeours of
> times and the team has always decided to include it. At the moment we're
> preparing an LTS release with many more things to do, which are also much
> more important to do than prepare and execute LibreOffice integration.
> From my point of view, including LibreOffice on the ISO for optional
> installation is really close to just installing it, and I don't know why we
> would like to do the latter. On the other hand, being installable is really
> close to what we have now: the whole suite is in the repositories for
> installation already.
> All that being said, LibreOffice won't be in Xubuntu 14.04, even as an
> installation option.
> What's the situation after the LTS release? I don't know. If you really
> think it's a better fit for Xubuntu, start preparing a specification that
> covers questions about suitability, lightness, etc. The Strategy Document
> has a full and pretty thorough section about seeds and composition .
> More importantly, be ready to *do* something, not expect others to do it
> for you: the team hasn't been interested enough now to integrate
> LibreOffice, so it is highly likely that even if you got the team convinced
> Xubuntu should have LibreOffice, you probably still need to work, or get
> somebody to work on it.
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument#Seeds_.26_Composition
> On 08/01/14 11:45, PK wrote:
> LibreOffice in Xubuntu seems a good idea to me. The only disadvantage I
> can think of, is that the iso probably won't fit on a 1 GB USB memory stick
> But 1 GB memory sticks have gone the way of the dinosaurs a long time
> ago, so that's no real problem, I think. Heck, I myself probably can't even
> find the 1 GB stick that I still have somewhere.... :-)
> Regards, Pjotr.
> 2014/1/8 Jackson Doak <noskcaj at ubuntu.com>
>> We're discussing changing to libreoffice, since abiword is generally
>> rather unstable. You could use a custom ISO maker to replace the parts
>> On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:43 AM, Joel Ewing <physicsshark3 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I am wondering if including an option to install LibreOffice during the
>>> Xubuntu installation (in place of or alongside Abiword and Gnumeric) could
>>> be considered for an upcoming release of Xubuntu.
>>> Recently, I was part of a group to decide what Linux distribution
>>> should be chosen to run on a fleet of old laptops that were owned by a
>>> school. I suggested Xubuntu, but my suggestion was ignored partly because
>>> Xubuntu does not come with LibreOffice. Although Abiword and Gnumeric are
>>> great at what they do, many users seem to gravitate towards LibreOffice
>>> because it is more fully-featured. I would appreciate if the developers
>>> could look into this matter.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Joel Ewing
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