Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 399 from 2014/6/11
LibreOffice is such a huge beast that I find it unlikely it will every come to any of the Amiga OS flavours.
And even if, to keep it maintained to the current LibreOffice developement is another thing altogether.
I would rather like to see LibreOffice document support for existing Amiga programs like FinalWriter, etc.
There is "ongoing OS4 port" by "Friedens" but just screenshots displayed, and alleged beta testing.
Its likely it will be 3.5 by time porting started and it will be sold.
Will there be an option for MOS/AROS port is unknown.
Libre is a massive task to port, but its not huge compared to competitors.
Its fast, it offers also Presentation tools, has its own ODT open format of documents
and is FREE and OPEN SOURCE office solution.
In Word processor, or any field, now obsolete 3.5 offers way more then updated 90s
Amiga software. While it would be good to have updated Amiga software, its license
bond closed source and owners mostly gone under.
So in reality, even being huge task, Libre is likely way to go forward,
and best one we do have.
Presentation, OK. There is nothing in Amiga world.
But the general question is, for what purpose would we need office programs.
And do we need all the features that LibreOffice offers.
I mean, writing some letters, article, even with hundreds of pages, if easily doable with FinalWriter.
And has been done in the past.
To completely honest, despite the document format exchangeability, MS Office from '97 would probably still suffice completely today for the majority of tasks.