Discussion: Default office applications

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 28 20:39:21 UTC 2015

We need to triage the current lp abiword bugs, as a lot was fixed in 3.0.1.
Maybe watching the svn could help too, as the upstream devs are fairly
We are one bugfix release behind on gnumeric, so if anyone's reasoning is a
bug, can they please check
http://www.gnumeric.org/announcements/1.12/gnumeric-1.12.19.html first.

I personally use google drive, with abiword for basic offline use only.

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> We've had this discussion a few times in past cycles, but as we
> continue to bump into bugs in Abiword[0], the topic has come up again.
> How are we feeling about our default choice of Abiword and Gnumeric as
> the office applications for Xubuntu? Is it time to consider switching
> to LibreOffice?
> I'll note that in the past the pro-LibreOffice users tended to
> dominate these discussions. Feel free to speak up, but we're actively
> encouraging the folks who use and prefer Abiword and Gnumeric to speak
> up too. How would changing the default impact you? Do you feel
> strongly about not switching to LibreOffice?
> Thanks everyone.
> [0] One of the latest that came up during testing:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1395323
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