KDE developer Martin Konold gives FreeOS a candid interview,
touching at least briefly on a plethora of issues: KDE's
(non)relationship to OpenOffice, how GNOME stacks up, and assorted
other hot-button issues.
"Q:The GNOME developers are working on
a native port of Open Office. Why aren't the KDE guys doing the
A: We could do that but we don't want to. We
have among the KDE developers, Khalid Mohamed, who has worked
extensively on StarOffice. He was the one who ported StarOffice to
Linux. According to him, StarOffice comes with a lot of excess
baggage. There is a huge amount of legacy code in there, some even
going back to the DOS days. Essentially, the code is just too big
and unwieldy to be worked on. So, we're concentrating on the
KOffice suite of applications, which are looking quite good. "
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