Do You Really Need Sun Weblog Publisher?
Apr 28, 2007, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"Suddenly, every application on the desktop seems to be adding a
blogging extension. Sun Microsystems' offering is the Sun Weblog
Publisher (SWP) for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. SWP is easy to
install and start using, but the translation between the Writer
word processor and the markup language used on blogging sites is
not as smooth as it should be, and the options for uploading
entries are more limited than they should be.
"The Sun Weblog Publisher is available for download for $10 from
the Sun Global Specials Store. Running on GNU/Linux, Solaris, and
Windows, it is available in English and German versions under an
end user license agreement that, while granting broad permissions
for use on workstations or networks, restricts not only freedoms to
copy and modify but also to publish benchmarks and comparisons and
to use the software in a nuclear facility..."