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Move towards replacing with KOffice 1.6


We want to move towards using KOffice by default because:

However it is not yet ready because there are major bugs in KOffice, despite major improvements in KOffice 1.6, specifically printing in KWord and use of KChart were current problems. With the changes from Qt 4 being used in KOffice 2 we will aim to use KOffice 2 when it is ready.

However Kexi is a much more stable application than the other KOffice applications, it includes good support for the MS Office format and there is no OpenDocument format so there is no issue of not fully supporting the standard format. It also connects to more databases than OpenOffice Base and does not rely on Java for some functionality.

Use cases

Antony wants to write a letter, he open KWord which runs fine on his machine with only 128MB of memory.

Stuart received a .mdb file, he uses Kexi to open it and convert to a native database using Kexi's builtin Import Wizard.


Use of (parts of) KOffice in Kubuntu desktop seed.


Wait for KOffice 2 before the full transition.

Replace OpenOffice Base with Kexi in the Kubuntu Desktop seed.


When we make unsupported KDE 4 remastered CDs (specified in KubuntuFeistyKde4Plan) make them with KOffice 2. If the feedback is good make that the default in the official Kubuntu releases. This will be feisty+1 or feisty+2.

Data preservation and migration


KubuntuKofficeByDefault (last edited 2008-08-06 16:16:22 by localhost)