math "formulae" using libreoffice

Gary Kline kline at
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

> 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, ...

 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
             Twenty-seven years of service to the Unix community.

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