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My point is that if they are stand alone,they should still be able to share
seamlessly the resources, like the dictionary, spell check, even PDF export,
I'm not sure if Thunderbird uses one. But the important thing is to give the
feeling that they work integrated. Not only to the E-Mail client, but to the
Calendar and contacts. Thinking more into the Social, to be able to share
documents made from LO directly after making them from the same application,
having a button called SHARE, which will let the users select from the
contacts and then automatically send the share invitation to the E-Mail of
the selected contact. In general to give the effect that Google Docs and
GMail give, that they work together! And that brings me again to the point
of the Cloud Office Suite, if the DocumentFoundation is not thinking on
developing a HTML5 based LibreOffice, at least there should be a tied
integration with something like ULTEO ( that allows office
directly into the browser without any installation necessary.

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 21:08, Lee Hyde <> wrote:

On 01/01/11 19:42, Jaime R. Garza wrote:
But why only for Thunderbird?

Why not make an open container (or just modularize the existing one with
well defined interface) to will allow any application to use the
(e.g. dictionaries) and have full integration with all LO resources?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the main bone of contention with
regards to integrating a third-party e-mail client the flow of data
*from* the client, *to* the office suite. If that is the case, surely
there is a *need* develop an add-on for each e-mail client.

I can't imagine there being a need to share resources with an e-mail
client (certainly Thunderbird) as they (as stand-alone products) strive
to be feature complete. That being said don't both Thunderbird and LibO
use hunspell? If so, would it not already be a simple matter to share
dictionaries? For example a system-wide hunspell dictionary.

For the record I'm not in favour of LibO wasting resources on developing
their own PIM or e-mail client. There are plenty of alternatives out
there, and LibO should work on integration with them (I assume such
would represent a lot less work compared with a brand new or forked PIM).


Lee Hyde.
"We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we
are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the
possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon
helpless citizens. We are ready to hang, electrocute, or lynch anyone,
who, from economic necessity, will risk his own life in the attempt upon
that of some industrial magnate. Yet our hearts swell with pride at the
thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and
that she will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other
nations. Such is the logic of patriotism."

       -- Emma Goldman, What is Patriotism? (1908)

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