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

Darald Bantel dbantel at telus.net
Fri Nov 4 16:52:48 MST 2005

I do not know what kind of machine you are running (I'm on a AMD 64
3400, 1.5 gig, 120 gig) and Calc opens in about 1/2 minute (maybe less I
don't have a stop watch!!!).

Maybe the problem is that you are running OO on a MS Win machine - I'm
on FC4.


On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 16:48 -0600, Wade Maxfield wrote:
>    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. http://news.com.com/Google+throws+bodies+at
> +OpenOffice/2100-7344_3-5920762.html?tag=st.ref.goo
>   Sun is working with Google on other things also, in the Java area.
> http://news.com.com/Sun+and+Google+shake
> +hands/2100-1014_3-5888701.html?tag=nl
>    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 machines. 
> wade
> 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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