Comment 2R0 Re: Companionship


LibreOffice 4.3 gets good marks for useful improvements


Companionship (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-31 12:08 (#2QV)

Since they split, is the relationship amicable? Are the projects contributing and benefiting from one another? If not, I guess I'll start recommending LibreOffice vs OpenOffice, though I've been using Open since before it was Open (Star Office). Sounds as if LibreOffice has cleaned up a lot of mess. Is it just coincidence that openSSL was forked as libreSSL as well?

1. Fork project
2. Clean up code
3. Rename project Libre*
4. ???
5. PROFIT!!!

Re: Companionship (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-31 15:00 (#2QY)

As far as I know, the OpenOffice people want nothing to do with LibreOffice.

Re: Companionship (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-07-31 15:48 (#2R0)

One thing I noticed (in the last few months) is the Open Office download is a *lot* smaller than the Libre Office download. I've stuck with Open Office since I don't need a lot of the fancy features they seem to be adding to Libre? Note, this is just my quick impression--I have not done any detailed comparison.


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2014-07-31 18:25 Interesting +1

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