Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 902 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
I'd really like Calimero to be a fully operational program, and the usability of Excel importation/saving would be a great addition, but it's current basic usability is not stable or standardised in virtually any way, so it's not ready yet, sadly.
Prematurely adding Excel features into a program that is sadly only stable to type a few lines of text, and maybe a bit more, but fails at many of the features it is supposed to be ready for is, IMHO, too soon for it at this stage to start adding in a complex Excel feature. I say that as brief testing with the current v5 preview with its unusable 'implementation' of 'tables' has yet again shown that to be the case, which again I say sadly is its apparent current stage of development.
Fix the wordprocessing side of Calimero, so it is as generic in the way it handles text, like virtually every other wordprocessor for any other OS, so the ease of use can be gained straight away. Using a clunky mouse highlighting, and hit-and-miss keyboard text highlighting option, that is non-standard, and is really not far off being useless has this program gathering 'dust' in my storage folder on my system, until the next preview is released when I test it again, only to find virtually the same awful situation with text handling keeping this program at the bottom of the pile.
Carsten ' pegasos-sigi2
' has a lot of enthusiasm for his program(s), but implementation is key, and that seems to me to be where Calimero is lacking the structure it needs.
These points seem to be being overlooked again, and again, and until each element is fixed, before moving onto 'fudging' the next addition to Calimero the longer this unfortunate situation will prevail. I hate to be the one to say this, but it needs to be said by someone if the program is to get on the right track to improve.
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