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Re: [tdf-discuss] New "LibreOffice Reader" Eliminates Need for "PDF Reader"


@Mark&  others

I like the idea, don't get me wrong.  But sadly it is hard for developers out there to make just a 
viewer when some other folks have that :( already.  It would be nice if more people, sed -i 
's|people|users|g' out there would use the OpenDocument format (*.odt) and not pdf to share 
documents, then the idea would become more intriguing.  This new viewer would have to compete 
against those viewers that exist plus Google Docs :(, which I don't know if it* supports 
OpenDocument Format (*.odt) files?

Sadly, it is *very difficult* to change people's minds when it comes to document standards and 
formats.  I agree with folks that mention that Adobe has become a **bloated monster** that used to 
be lean and excellent, and with its increasing bloat there also comes security issues and constant 
updates :(

My $0.04 (previous $0.02 + this $0.02) don't add sales tax please :)

Regards,

Antonio


It does seem that we already have a "usership" 100 million users. If this is true, then that would in itself make for a good base of users to create such a piece of software. As we are opensource, there is nothing wrong with if other folks alread have a viewer. However, the upside, is that our viewer would come from the makers of the actual pices of software from which people make the most use of the ODF.

Cheers

Marc

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Marc Paré
http://www.parEntreprise.com


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