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 :)."