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Originally Posted by ladymecha iun my eyes OO's lack of support of non RPM based distros is pathetic... so until they come up with something decent I am sticking with ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymecha
    iun my eyes OO's lack of support of non RPM based distros is pathetic... so until they come up with something decent I am sticking with abiword...
    How is this, the installer looks to be a tarball, and you can always compile source...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    I didn't do any compiling but tried to put together a tgz for my system. I unpacked the rpm's, merged the whole install tree together, and when I fired up OOo it gave me an internal error command (CLI - something of a script that went horribly wrong). I'm just waiting for a good Slackware build .
    Slackware 10.2 - http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_...ffice&ver=10.2

    It may not be a Zenwalk package but you could give that one a try.

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    Well Zenwalk is 10.1 based, but I don't think it will matter that much. Thanks for the link, I see it's a really fresh package .
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    I must admit this is one package that I consistently do:
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    until I have 9 hours to kill

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    I must admit this is one package that I consistently do:
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    emerge openoffice-bin
    until I have 9 hours to kill
    Jup, that's what I'm doing now. I don't think OO has bad non-RPM distro support, I mean, if it's open sourced, anyone can make any kind of package they wish. But yeah, Abiword is great.

    EDIT: I've emerged openoffice-bin and it seems much quicker than the older versions. Running gentoo probably has a little bit to do with it, I'll try it in kanotix and windows as well (when I get around to it )
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    hey did they fix there bad code? or is it still the most fragile app out there....
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    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    hey did they fix there bad code? or is it still the most fragile app out there....
    Works well enough for me. I was kind of surprised to see the new file format, though. When I went to save something in the .swx format, I noticed that .odt is the new default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    hey did they fix there bad code? or is it still the most fragile app out there....
    Works well enough for me. I was kind of surprised to see the new file format, though. When I went to save something in the .swx format, I noticed that .odt is the new default.
    I believe that is the new OpenDocument format. It is now the default for OOo. (correct me if I am wrong)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    I believe that is the new OpenDocument format. It is now the default for OOo. (correct me if I am wrong)

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    No, you're quite right. They've even setup a (get this) fellowship:
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    Quote Originally Posted by ladymecha
    iun my eyes OO's lack of support of non RPM based distros is pathetic... so until they come up with something decent I am sticking with abiword...
    How is this, the installer looks to be a tarball, and you can always compile source...?
    oh yeh right, like a common everyday user knows how to compile from source...

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