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(Other stories by Thomas Zander)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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