Toki, I'm very glad to hear SOMEBODY has imagination! :) It seems we've had quite a number of people coming here lately (like a professor someplace is sending them to get involved in open source) to state they want to get involved. I hope they and their professors are taking notes from your material! You have some very good ideas.
Thanks for being specific. On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 12:08 PM, toki <toki.kant...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 01/13/2017 03:15 PM, Chuck Davis wrote: > > > but I fail to see it in my use cases. > > As far as word processing is concerned, one can make a case that since > either WordStar 3.3 or WordPerfect 5.1, the proffered functionality is > overkill for more than 90% of the user base. > > As far as spreadsheets go, a case can be made that for anything that > requires more sophistication than than Lotus 1 2 3 version 4.0, it would > be more appropriate to use R & SQLite. > > > and start rolling out really useful features > > For Write, as a starting point, incorporate the features, functionality, > and capabilities, of both WordStar 3.3 & WordPerfect 5.1, that are not > currently present in AOo. > > For Base: > Step One: Include SQLite; > Step Two: Provide a UI that non-database specialists understand well > enough, to be able to intuitively create forms and do searches; > Step Three: Purpose-specific addons. Templates which include Forms, > macros, etc, that makes such obvious and easy for all to utilize. By way > of example: > * Project Management; > * Genealogy Records; > * Cookbook, including nutritional data; > * Contact Management; > > For Calc: > Step One: Include R as part of the core install; > Step Two: Purpose-specific addons. Templates which include macros, etc, > that makes utilization obvious and easy for all. By way of example: > * Financial Spread Betting; > * Investment Analysis; > * Earthquake Prediction; > > ### > > Something that sort of surprises me, is that AOo hasn't worked with SVN, > to have "Save to SVN" as a standard feature. (The extension that > provided this functionality is completely broken for LibO, and appears > to be broken for AOo 4.1.3.) > > "Save to SVN" might look arcane, and not useful to anybody. As a > practical matter, it offers much better change control, and greater roll > back functionality, than anything currently offered for any office suite > --- if it does everything in the background, with minimal > user-configuration and no end-user integration required. > > ### > > Project Management is the most visible hole in FLOSS office suites. In > theory, a set of extensions and templates could provide this functionality. > > A second hole is the ability to wrap spreadsheets, documents, images, > etc into a single package. IOW, the functionality offered by Microsoft > Office Binder. > > > I don't have enough imagination to know what those might be. > > For the most part, you're looking at specific use-cases. > > As one example, "Print to Moon". (Explaining this requires an off-topic > essay.) > > Built-in speech recognition would be a second example. > > Self-voicing functionality would be a third example. > > jonathon > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscr...@openoffice.apache.org > For additional commands, e-mail: dev-h...@openoffice.apache.org > >