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Whiteboard.OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice Bonobo Integration

Jan 08, 2001, 13:16 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In many discussions about the future of OpenOffice, I heavily argued for an integration of OpenOffice components into the GNOME component system Bonobo. Two arguments are substantial in my point of view:"

  • "First OpenOffice is missing desktop functionality in comparison to StarOffice 5.2, because the project is concentrating on the core functionality of an office suite. It is the more encouraging and more flexible approach to integrate into existing desktop systems; and one of the most important targeted desktop systems is GNOME.
  • Second it is a long term goal to merge the different component systems of open source projects into one. This will make it easy for developers to create interoperable software components and will enlarge the users choice of open source applications, which can be combined to a powerful desktop system."

"This project is intended to give motivation and transfer of information about the technologies by example. It provides a Bonobo wrapper of OpenOffice components, to enable the embedding of those components inside Bonobo containers like Nautilus."

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