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FreeOS.com: In conversation with Martin Konold

May 27, 2001, 13:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)

[ Thanks to gatha for this link. ]

KDE developer Martin Konold gives FreeOS a candid interview, touching at least briefly on a plethora of issues: KDE's (non)relationship to OpenOffice, how GNOME stacks up, and assorted other hot-button issues.

"Q:The GNOME developers are working on a native port of Open Office. Why aren't the KDE guys doing the same?

A: We could do that but we don't want to. We have among the KDE developers, Khalid Mohamed, who has worked extensively on StarOffice. He was the one who ported StarOffice to Linux. According to him, StarOffice comes with a lot of excess baggage. There is a huge amount of legacy code in there, some even going back to the DOS days. Essentially, the code is just too big and unwieldy to be worked on. So, we're concentrating on the KOffice suite of applications, which are looking quite good. "

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