star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by Bosco Tsa » Sat, 01 Dec 2001 01:51:45



I am using Star Office 5.2 that come with my Sun Blade 100. Noted that
there is Open Office 6.3 available in public. Should I install Open
Office instead? Is that a new install or an upgrade? What's the major
different?
 
 
 

star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by Jeff Sundi » Sat, 01 Dec 2001 11:35:12


Bosco, I am not sure what OpenOffice is.  StarOffice 5.2 is the latest
version
from Sun.  There is a beta of StarOffice 6.0 available, where the big
difference is
performance.  In the new version, each module will be separate, so you won't
wait as long to load the application each time.

OpenOffice may be the open source version that Sun put out for the Linux
community.

J


Quote:> I am using Star Office 5.2 that come with my Sun Blade 100. Noted that
> there is Open Office 6.3 available in public. Should I install Open
> Office instead? Is that a new install or an upgrade? What's the major
> different?


 
 
 

star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by James Le » Sat, 01 Dec 2001 19:36:06


Quote:> Bosco, I am not sure what OpenOffice is.  StarOffice 5.2 is the latest
> version
> from Sun.  There is a beta of StarOffice 6.0 available, where the big
> difference is
> performance.  In the new version, each module will be separate, so you
won't
> wait as long to load the application each time.

Sorry!! you will be disappointed if that's what you think. OO/SO6 is
still one large single process and in my tests it is slower to load and
needs more memory than SO5.2.  Note SO5.2 dynamically loads so it only
loads what you need anyway.

Quote:> OpenOffice may be the open source version that Sun put out for the Linux
> community.

Nope.
OO is available for several platforms (including Solaris). Read more at:
http://www.openoffice.org

James Lee.

 
 
 

star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by James Le » Sat, 01 Dec 2001 19:40:55


Quote:> I am using Star Office 5.2 that come with my Sun Blade 100. Noted that
> there is Open Office 6.3 available in public.

I think you are thinking of OOo 638C. The latest OOo release is 641b.
There is a parallel StarOffice version which is not open which is at 6
beta release.

Quote:> Should I install Open
> Office instead? Is that a new install or an upgrade? What's the major
> different?

New install. Main difference is the desktop has gone. So to have several
important modules: e-mail, newsreader, browser (which admittedly was way
behind), scheduler, image editor. As I troff my docs still that most of
what was useful.
 
 
 

star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by Michael Maxwel » Thu, 06 Dec 2001 05:05:44



> > Bosco, I am not sure what OpenOffice is.  StarOffice 5.2 is the latest=

> > version
> > from Sun.  There is a beta of StarOffice 6.0 available, where the big
> > difference is
> > performance.  In the new version, each module will be separate, so you=
> =20
> won't
> > wait as long to load the application each time.

> Sorry!! you will be disappointed if that's what you think. OO/SO6 is=20
> still one large single process and in my tests it is slower to load and =

[...]

I see they still havn't fixed the problem with proper line formatting in
StarOffice's "newsreader" (evidenced by the "=20" at the end of every line).

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star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by Stefaan A Eeckel » Thu, 06 Dec 2001 06:33:18


On 04 Dec 2001 14:05:44 -0600


> I see they still havn't fixed the problem with proper line formatting in
> StarOffice's "newsreader" (evidenced by the "=20" at the end of every line).

Well, the "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable" should make your
news reader get rid of the "=20" and "=" line endings. Mine does.

Looks like we have found something Gnus can't do ;-)

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star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by Stefaan A Eeckel » Thu, 06 Dec 2001 07:35:38


On 4 Dec 2001 22:15:03 GMT



> > On 04 Dec 2001 14:05:44 -0600

> > > I see they still havn't fixed the problem with proper line formatting
> > > in StarOffice's "newsreader" (evidenced by the "=20" at the end of
> > > every line).

> > Well, the "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable" should make your
> > news reader get rid of the "=20" and "=" line endings. Mine does.

> > Looks like we have found something Gnus can't do ;-)

> No, not really. More recent versions gnus does this by default.
> Older versions (like 5.6.45) can also do this, either W q or
> put it in your .gnus.

Jus' kiddin' guv'.

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star office 5.2 and open office 6.3

Post by Philip Bro » Fri, 07 Dec 2001 16:13:36



>On 04 Dec 2001 14:05:44 -0600

>> I see they still havn't fixed the problem with proper line formatting in
>> StarOffice's "newsreader" (evidenced by the "=20" at the end of every line).

>Well, the "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable" should make your
>news reader get rid of the "=20" and "=" line endings. Mine does.

you've missed the point.
The point is that the =20 indicates that the lines are not actually getting
wrapped. Therefore, staroffice's newsreader is not being friendly.

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