Discussion: Default office applications

Elfy ub.untu at btinternet.com
Wed Jan 28 20:44:51 UTC 2015

On 28/01/15 20:39, Jackson Doak wrote:
> 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 active
> 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.

Let's not make this a discussion about bugs please.
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at ubuntu.com
> <mailto: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 use abiword and gnumeric to check the current testcases - otherwise
they get ignored.

I install -calc and -writer for daily use.
>     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
>     --
>     Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2
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