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On 01/02/2011 10:49 AM, Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2011-01-01 1:43 PM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
Whats really held OOo and will hold LO back is the lack of an equivalent
program such as outlook.

Well, I disagree, but there is no way to prove one of us is right, so...

There are one of three ways it can be done.

1) fork something like evolution which has all that done and integrate it
into the LO suite

Evolution is extremely buggy, *especially* on Windows, but yes, even on
*nix... Yes, there are many people who run it without problems, but
there are far more who complain of constant crashes and bugs, even on
the stablest of systems (otherwise)...

2) or install software that already exists in the open source arena.

Thunderbird+Lightning would be the best other choice here...not perfect
by any stretch, but the only viable FLOSS alternative on Windows at the
moment, at least that I am aware of...

the problem with 2 is that it will greatly increase the download size, which
would pose issues for people with slow bandwidth.

Thunderbird+Lightning is not that big...

Might be worth considering collaborating with Zimbra:
I found this interesting:
The guy was using "SuSE build of OOo 3.2".

I generally use SeaMonkey, but I've been experimenting with Zimbra
Desktop lately & it seems to be an interesting alternative w/calendar,
Document, Briefcase, etc. And it's open source:
albeit with their own ZPL:

A tie-in with LibO & Zimbra would be about as close as MS Outlook/Office
(I'm not referring to Outlook Express) with a multiplatform environment.

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