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Feb 02, 2011, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Back in July I blogged about the maturity of KWord. Or, more accurately, the lack of that. I attacked the problem head-on of why KWord is not really used for serious work. In this blog I want to revist the issue and show the progress made since then.

"First, a little look back. Since the KOffice2.0 release now 2 years ago we made various releases with the 2.3.1 release being the most recent. The amount of features added and bugs fixed in each release is nothing short of amazing. Yet, the most heard complaints are of simple issues. Things that stop even the least demanding users from using it daily. In my last blog I suggested user profiles in the form of personas as means to focus on a solution. And this has had some good effects!

"First the unexpected happened; several people disagreed strongly with the goals and wanted to continue rewrites and new features with as goal to make things faster and to implement features required for MSOffice compatibility. This caused discussions and a realisation why we were not making progress like we wanted to; different people were pulling KOffice in different directions."

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