Re: Sun Microsystems joins porting effort for OpenOffice.org for Mac
- On Sat May 5, 2007 6:01 pm, "Randy B. Singer" <randy@...> wrote:
>On May 5, 2007, at 10:29 AM, Douglas Bouley wrote:In particular, NeoOffice, which I use frequently (albeit in a limited
>> Just curious how this will relate to NeoOffice. That already seems
>> like a pretty darned good OX-X port to me.
>The lastest version of NeoOffice is impressive. But it is a JAVA
>port designed to run under OS X. There is nothing wrong with that,
>but one assumes that the OOO port of Open Office will be Cocoa-based
>and that it will run faster and have access to more of OS X's
way) has no support for AppleScript, which I also use frequently. A
Cocoa-based port of OO will automatically have at least some generic
AppleScript support, with the possibility for more specific support
as well. --Jonathan
- The 2 versions currently available for OS X are OpenOffice 2.2 &
NeoOffice 2.1. They are both very good programs. Nice, stable,
usable, & have the best Micro$oft compatibility of any Office apps
on the Mac. OpenOffice requires X11, NeoOffice 2.1 runs on java.
NeoOffice in particular has shown much improvement over the
past year or so, now it is stable & quite nice, & launches almost as
fast as the M$ programs.
I am so happy to hear increased activity on the OS X native port!
That will really be nice, to have a real OS X version at last! Will it be
There are so many great things available to Mac programs, like
scripting, the services menu, proper integration with other apps &
OS features, etc. And the cocoa text editing system is an incredibly
awesome thing that has no rival in the computing world.
Here are a couple of interesting links about cocoa & text
- On May 6, 2007, at 5:47 AM, Paolo Tramannoni wrote:
> Great news. Now, if only this could convince Corel to port their (muchYou might want to write to Corel and point out this entire turn of
> better) suite on the Mac...
events to them.
Randy B. Singer
Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance