[sword-devel] [OT?] Any info on OpenOffice 2.0?

Wade Maxfield wmaxfield at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 15:48:54 MST 2005

I can only offer a user's point of view.

Very slow to load, very bloated. Open office Calc takes up to 184 seconds to
open an excel sheet that requires 1 second on Excel 2003, on a 3ghz
hyperthreading pentium. The office writer application takes 37,660KB (37
megabytes) to load up in. ( http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=119 )

Google is planning to do some hiring for engineers to work on open office.

Sun is working with Google on other things also, in the Java area.

I think that the landscape may change before such a project would be
completed, but I'm not sure.

2.0 is very compliant with Microsoft Office for those that have heavy duty


On 11/4/05, Lynn Allan <l_d_allan at adelphia.net> wrote:
> Does anyone have significant experience with OpenOffice? The 2.0 release
> recently was released and claims to be VERY compliant with XML standards.
>  I have not followed the progress of OO 2.0 particularly closely, and have
> no experience with ver 1.x. My impression is that OO 2.0 might be
> applicable to OSIS (but I am a newbie wrt osis). My direct interest is that
> OO 2.0 might be applicable in preparing something like a SharingBible that
> simplified XSLT issues..
>  Input appreciated. Hope all is well.
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