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Re: [tdf-discuss] Three things to not forget to make LibreOffice (and ODF) succeed


Hi Bradley, Phil, all

I'm not a developer, have never used Google DocVerse (and probably won't during the next time - so I might be the best person to reply ;-)

Bradley D. Thornton schrieb:
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Hi Phil,

and thanks for asking :)

pls see comments below...

On 11/29/2010 07:11 AM, Phil Hibbs wrote:
Google Docs (and possibly other ODF implementations such as KOffice)
compatability is also an issue. Are there ongoing efforts to get
Google Docs to be more compatible with OOo/LibreOffice's
implementation of ODF?

I've been asking questions related to this for a while now w/o any
response, and didn't notice any responses to your post either!

As these kind of questions relate to development and ODF compatibility, they must be replied by our developers.

But you probably know that most of them are volunteers working hard to get LibO 3.3.0 in a state to be released (actually we have the first Release Candidate for testing!).


I've asked, on two LO lists now, how the progress on the Google DocVerse
Plugin is coming along, yet they were met w/silence.

I don't know about the second list you mention - the best chance to get a reply by any developer (and perhaps by someone involved in ODF compatibility) is on our developer list: libreoffice@lists.freedesktop.org.


It may be that we have to wait for Google to finish and implement this
on their own since there doesn't appear to be any impetus, interest, or
the slightest amount of support from the LO staff, let alone interest by
the community - judging by the silence pertaining to both your post and
mine.

You will probably know as well, that there is no LibO staff at all, so it's up to interested community members like you and me to work on the topics we want to see implemented.

If you can't do any coding (like me), you might provide the contact between LibO and Google developers - ask their questions on the libreoffice@freedesktop list, invite them to join and help them by other means to improve their plug-in.

I'm quite sure that you will get friendly and positive replies when you ask for help instead of complaining that nobody else is interested or able to do the work you want to be done.

Many people have been asking for this at the Docverse support site as
well as the OOo site for several months, and the only mention of
interest or support came from the Google DocVerse folks - NOT the ODF camp!

So please feel as part of the "ODF camp" - even if ODF is much more than just LibreOffice. As part of our community you're welcome to help to improve LibO in any way you think it is suitable.

I don't know what needs to be done on our side - the ODF specifications are open, extensions as well, if you know any more specific questions, just ask them on the dev list.

Best regards

Bernhard

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