Re: GPL-like office suite package?
Alexander Gieg hat gesagt: // Alexander Gieg wrote:
> Today many users like to use StarOffice and/or other graphical WYSIWYG
> office suites. Is there any project to make a GPL package with all the
> "userlikeness" of these packages, with the same resources (and less
> bugs ;-)) that MS-Office has?
> Things like hundreds of functions, not very strict rules to use it
> (things like the "two-<returns>-not-allowed" from Lyx), hyper-easy
> (really dumb) macro language with on-the-fly sintax check and graphical
> window design, and those cool OLE2 ways to merge a program into
SIAG does some of these things. But I am sorry, the packages are only 0.5 MB
big so it really does not use as many resources as Star-/MS-Office ;)
It has drag'n'drop support using libdnd which is also used in the offix
package, it can do makros in languages like guile and tcl. But those are
not really dumb languages, I am sorry again ;) and a graphical designer is
But you get OLE2, kind of. The siag programs can embed other apps into
documents, e.g you can put xclock in a document and you will always
have the now-time as graphics.
In short: these are really nice and small office programs for a lot of dirty
work. As the author puts it: "Siag - It sucks less". He is right; don't we
all just HATE office suites? I do for sure.
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