On 01/31/2013 12:28 PM, Martin Sourada wrote:
On Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:14:41 +0100
Marina Latini wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm an Ambassador and this proposal is confusing me.
> We have LibreOffice in our repositories; I think that bring back
> Apache OpenOffice generates only confusion between users, not freedom
> of choice.
The confusion is already there in Windows world, linux user should be
more capable of treating it as freedom of choice instead of confusion.
Why do you think that? I observer exactly the same confusion with
Also, since Apache took over OpenOffice.org
and put it out of
incubation, it seems the development has been progressing rather well
and in a different direction than LibreOffice. While both started from
the same point, they're going to be different office suites with
different feature sets, different UIs, different devs, etc.
I thought it went there, to it's "Elephants' graveyard" to bit rot and
have it's inevitable slow and painful death after being affected by the
I think it's beneficial to provide Fedora users with the choice
installing either, or even both, provided there's enough interest
among the devs to make it so. From a user point of view, I think the
main manpower for F19 should go into getting it into repos and solving
*all* conflicts. They should be parallel installable and should not
conflict even at runtime with each other. Especially the runtime
conflicts would be really confusing to (some of) our users.
Why now? Why was that not done in the past when libreoffice got
introduced ( as in shipping both ) to avoid the confusion that will be
caused by this?