Open Office port to MorphOS2.x
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2748 from 2006/3/21
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    I know that a member of the team that is porting Open Office to MacOSX is helping to port the Open Office 4 Kids version to AmigaOS4.x, but what are the chances that any version of Open Office could be ported to MorphOS2.x?

    Having Open Office ported to MorphOS2.x would be a great step forward, though I know it would be a huge project.
    MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    trotter
    Posts: 101 from 2010/1/14
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    Would be great just to have writer or the word part of suite ported since I expect that is the most used by people.

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  • MorphOS Developer
    itix
    Posts: 1516 from 2003/2/24
    From: Finland
    If Open Office 4 Kids is ported to OS4 it can be ported to MorphOS, too, so no worries.
    1 + 1 = 3 with very large values of 1
  • »26.03.11 - 16:40
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    Kronos
    Posts: 1988 from 2003/2/24
    In the year 25 25........

    Someone with 0.0 experience in Amiga-developent promised a year ago to port OO4kids but has yet shown not even the slightest hint of a result.


    OWB and Google-docs is the better bet here.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    someone port the damn thing already, even android has a office suite!
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  • Butterfly
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    MaveRickPL
    Posts: 73 from 2009/12/30
    From: Chicago, IL.
    hmm... guys, in next 2-3 years nobody will need any openoffice. if fab will make a owb better everybody will use google doc... i will not waist time to port any office program... its only my opinion

    [ Edited by MaveRickPL on 2011/3/26 22:15 ]
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    An office suite program is needed period!

    everything else has one..


    [ Edited by xyphoid on 2011/3/26 21:17 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11095 from 2003/5/22
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    > in next 2-3 years nobody will need any openoffice. if fab will make
    > a owb better everybody will use google doc...

    And after "next 2-3 years" nobody will use Google Docs any more? ;-)
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  • Cocoon
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    cha05e90
    Posts: 52 from 2010/6/23
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  • tom
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    tom
    Posts: 147 from 2003/7/22
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    I repeat, go for Pagestream for Morphos. It is far better dan OpenOffice for text.
    (I've a Mac with Pagestream and NeoOffice but for text PGS is really better!!!)

    regards Tom
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11095 from 2003/5/22
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    > go for Pagestream for Morphos. It is far better dan OpenOffice for text.

    A DTP software better for text than a word processor? I reckon it must be a rather bad word processor then ;-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
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    Kronos is right the OOO light port to os4 is a joke. Its been years now no progress..
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Its been years now

    Actually, Kronos was right when he said it's been one year now ;-)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    He was a potentail team member on the project. If not Ooo, then an alternative (mainstream) alternative.
    I hate playing round online for convertions, and barely getting by on G-Docs.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    Another Andreas?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11095 from 2003/5/22
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    > He was a potentail team member on the project.

    I doubt that Kronos ever had anything to do with the OOo4Kids or OOoLight for OS4 project. But actually, he was part of the team that attempted (and failed) to bring OpenOffice to the Amiga 9 years ago.

    http://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2002-02-00113-EN.html
    http://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2002-02-00277-EN.html
    http://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2002-03-00041-EN.html
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    and just why can't we either get http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=office/wordprocessing/abiword.lha or run it on morphos

    @Andreas another link http://www.amiga.org/forums/showpost.php?p=8432&postcount=3
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > why can't we either get
    > http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=office/wordprocessing/abiword.lha

    Because MorphOS lacks a decent X11 server.

    > or run it on morphos

    Because AmiCygnix doesn't run on MorphOS (not even with OS4Emu).
  • »28.03.11 - 00:16
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    Quote:


    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > why can't we either get
    > http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=office/wordprocessing/abiword.lha

    Because MorphOS lacks a decent X11 server.

    > or run it on morphos

    Because AmiCygnix doesn't run on MorphOS (not even with OS4Emu).


    yea the same "alien" server we were fighting about 2-3 years ago, andyet no complaints next door.

    amicygnix - we had discussions on this too. Bounty for and and all for a working alt but to no avail. I'm not thread surfing it, but I was involved in the discussions, still bottom line is that how can MorphOS be truely credible without a decent industry standart word processor?
    Again...everyone else has one! (major O's now)
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4913 from 2009/1/28
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    Actually, isn't there something besides Open Office. I've used it, I have copies of it on most of my computers, but a several year old copy of Microsoft Office usually works better.

    Frankly I've found OO file conversions to be buggy as hell.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11095 from 2003/5/22
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    > isn't there something besides Open Office.

    There is, for instance the one xyphoid linked to.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    google docs too but it made improvements recently. There are a few projects, but they pop up now and then, and is never heard from till these threads go seaching through the cold files. pagestream. papyrus, ect
    we need read/write/save .doc ppt xls ect
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  • Jim
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Jim
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    >we need read/write/save .doc ppt xls ect

    That would be useful (without bugs or the cloud).
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »28.03.11 - 01:39
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  • Fab
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    Fab
    Posts: 1331 from 2003/6/16
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    Because MorphOS lacks a decent X11 server



    Well, decent, probably, but we still have 3 X11 servers, if you want:
    - xami, works quite well and fast
    - the plain server from geekgadgets, just needed a recompilation, but really slower
    - amiwin (or whatever it was called).

    This junk was running over xami: http://fabportnawak.free.fr/gtk2.png

    For information, amicygnix just uses the plain x11 server from gg (which is why it's so slow). And they can also use xami instead.


    [ Edited by Fab on 2011/3/28 3:41 ]
  • »28.03.11 - 01:40
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    xyphoid
    Posts: 870 from 2008/7/11
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    found aminet amiga ver xami402. was this your reference?
    exactly how does it work?
  • »28.03.11 - 02:17
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