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KDE Dot News: Impressions from Linux Expo Paris and OSDEM Bruxelles

Feb 06, 2001, 06:56 (3 Talkback[s])
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"All-around KDE guru David Faure recently attended the Linux Expo in Paris and subsequently the OSDEM developer meeting in Brussels. Below he gives us his very interesting impressions of the events, especially how they relate to our favorite desktop."

"Meeting with happy KDE users is very refreshing. The developer point-of-view on the software we release is quite negative on the whole, since we mostly hear about bugs and problems, not so much about all the happy users :). So I was quite reassured about the quality of our releases after many people told me that they were using KDE 2.0[.1] every day, and had no trouble whatsoever with it. Of course I got a few bug reports (and, hmm, some are quite grave, like AltGr not working at all in KDM and no way to display the Euro symbol). What comes out of discussing with many people is the obvious need for an office suite under Linux, and this instills me with the idea of starting to work on KWord. The need for MS Office documents filters is urgent as well, of course. It seems that attending this Expo convinced Laurent Montel to start looking at the MS Excel filter for KSpread, which is good :)."

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