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Month: June 2017

Re: [trinity-users] LibreOffice integration permanently lost

From: Larry Stotler <larrystotler@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:47:01 -0400
On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Timothy Pearson
<kb9vqf@...> wrote:
> Just as a heads up, TDE has permanently lost LibreOffice integration due
> to the decisions of the upstream LibreOffice devs:
> We need to plan out a roadmap to determine whether or not we should be
> trying to get e.g. GTK3 into a form we can use as the backend and common
> interface to third party programs like LibreOffice.  I'd like to schedule
> a community meeting on #trinity-desktop for this weekend, Saturday, at
> 2:00PM CST to discuss further.


"It has ~no users, can't even be built on modern Linuxes, and it
annoys folks who want to refactor VCL."

Nice to know how they think of our community.

Personally, the only gtk app I use is Firefox.  I've used KOffice
since KDE1 and prefer it over LibreOffice, but my needs are very
light.  I use Wordpad on WinDoZe.

My concern is benefit versus reward.  TDE's focus, in my not so honest
opinion, should be on making it work and work well, with integration
with other program dependencies second.  I also plan on moving to
Devuan before too long due to my dislike of systemd's feature creep.
Like many, I find zero use for KDE4, PulseAudio, systemd and a lot of
the "new way of doing things" and just want my desktop to work and get
out of my way.  I still have no idea what the whole Semantic Desktop
was for and WHY I need it.

Then again, my main system is a Thinkpad T60p with a Core2, 3GB RAM,
and a 4x3 screen that's 11 years old and which is something I'm sure
those dev's wouldn't touch due to it's age and "underpowerness".

It's always annoying to me that devs feel the need to code for 32GB
RAM when so many systems barely have 4GB.  Maybe if some of these guys
would work toward fixing stuff instead of re-inventing the wheel every
other year, we might have good stuff.  Heck, we went to the moon on
almost nothing almost 50 years ago.

Just my 2 cents.