math "formulae" using libreoffice

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Fri Nov 22 04:54:33 UTC 2013


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On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 02:26:50AM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:59:33 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 	I'l ck it out, thankee.  I have been wondering about the diff
> > 	between openX and libreX {X == "office"} but  guessed that   
> > 	"open" was what the BSD's chose ...    
> 
> No, they are two different products, maintained independently.
> If I remember correctly, it started with StarOffice as the first
> major office suite becoming a free product (I've been using
> version 3.x and 4.0 of this), it was then "incorporated" by
> Sun which later became OpenOffice. When Oracle bought and
> (mostly) destroyed Sun, OpenOffice was one of the victims;
> they added proprietary code and finally abandoned it. 

	Thanks for the datapoints.  I don't pay much attention to  
	these utilities/programs unless I use them consistently.  
	I knew most of the [ early ] folks at Sun, &c, and knew they
	were on the same wavelength  as we are: Open.  I never saw
	Sun going down the drain... .  {I'll stop there; if I say 
	what I really think I can imagine me being shot or sued.  I
	understand why you prefer TeX!  It would probably be too
	much of a Curve now.  Maybe not; I could follow your tips 
	and examples for my my book... !


> That
> was the time when LibreOffice was forked. Today, LibreOffice
> is _the_ office suite per se.


	hmm.  May be time to volunteer if they need it.  I'm still 
	plotting changes to xev.c.  I have some things working.  For
	sure, What's around half done will be finished in a few months.
	


	seems like I keep hearing good news about open-source <S>,
	where S includes not only software, but I believe operating
	systems.     

> On FreeBSD, all three versions have been available, and today
> you can still install both OpenOffice and LibreOffice; only
> StarOffice is no longer available (disappeared around 2010).
> 
	It may turn out that I'll use my 2009 Dell for devel work
	with FreeBSD 9.2 and make sure it ports to the linux distros.  
	See how far I can go with the EEE-700 laptops. ;-)

> 
> -- 
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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