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From drew <>
Subject Re: Not happy with the Google results
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 11:39:03 GMT
On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 18:28 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:
> On May 11, 2012, at 7:03 AM, Alan Boba wrote:
> > On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Dan Lewis <> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 08:34 -0400, Rod Lockwood wrote:
> >>> still.  I want a resolution soon, so I can go on with my projects
> >>> without any decision as to which of the two office suites is better or
> >>> whatever the argument is. Until then I am not going into a forum where
> >>> I ask how to import/merge LibreOffice with the Apache OpenOffice and
> >>> receive whining about incompatibility, loss of features and a lot of
> >>> other things that I don’t care about. I realize it may not be as bad
> >>> as it seems, but I am reluctant to post in the forum anyway.
> >>> 
> >>> As  far as I am concerned Apache should have made sure all of the good
> >>> features that are in LibreOffice would be in OpenOffice. LibreOffice
> >>> developers and users should have expected that once OpenOffice was
> >>> being continued and supported LibreOffice would no longer be needed
> >>> and any developers should have been helping to develop OpenOffice.
> >> 
> > 
> > Sorry Ron what you find surprising is, to me, expected. Like Chevy and Ford
> > owners extolling the virtues of their preferred brand.
> Yes, you do get noisy "fanboys" on the web.
> > 
> > Presumably AOO is dedicated to improving its product and LO the same.
> > Portability of settings and features between the two is not going to be a
> > focus for either.
> That's not necessarily true. This is open source and AOO is a community project. If someone
wants to work on this feature for AOO all they need to do is go to the ooo-dev ML and ask
how. I can only assume that the same would be true for LO. 
> Don't let the rants of the fanboys get in your way. Both this ML and the User Forums
( will do our best to help.

and since you are talking about moving things between both packages, you
can also ask questions at

> > 
> > Having all the good features of both in a single product would be great.
> > That could never happen because "good feature" is subjective and while a
> > majority will agree on certain good features other good features will only
> > be recognized as such by the minorities served by them.
> > 
> > To get the information you need your best result is likely to come by
> > posting in the forum of the product you're using asking how to import or
> > otherwise copy your settings. I think responding to Dan's questions would
> > be heading down the right path.
> Only help should be offered here and not a battle.
> Regards,
> Dave
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