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[tdf-discuss] What about a common document support codebase/library between different FOSS Office suites and readers?


Hello.


I also think all office applications should use a common codebase for
reading and writing the files, instead competing on one that supports
certain file formats better than the rest. Think of it as something
similar to FFMPeg/Libav, that could be used by all FOSS Office or
reader applications. It can give a enormous support advantage over
Microsoft products and at the same time improve the support with more
developers involved.

I think statements like this in the FOSS world are EXTREMELY SAD:
"With this snapshot Calligra Office Words is claiming better
compatibility with .docx than LibreOffice, and also claims to be
approaching the best compatibility with legacy .doc formats." (taken
from OSNews).

Of course this is a personal idea I gave many months ago in some email
here, but my lack of proper English and not explaining it correctly
made it to be ignored.

Regards.

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