Discuss application use-cases in Lucid UNE (Drop OpenOffice)
Feb 08, 2010, 13:03 (5 Talkback[s])
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"It is felt that Ubuntu Netbook Edition provides too many
applications by default, so this specification is about discussing
the use cases we want to support, and which applications are needed
to provide that.
"[asac] how about dropping OOO and evolution - we will probably
do for the armel variant ... ?
"[zhengpenghou] if we keep them on x86, then why shall we drop
them from arm? the concept of smartbook is almost the same thing as
atom based netbook. I'm wondering how come out such a spec.
"[djsiegel] Yikes, removing all of OpenOffice seems like a
terrible idea. It's true that people probably aren't creating new
documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, but they certainly are
downloading and opening them; also, netbooks are really popular in
universities these days, and students certainly need to be able to
open PowerPoint and Word files. If removing OOo means MS Office
files cannot easily be opened (by double-clicking in Nautilus),
this is a big -1"