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Thursday, August 10, 2006

"Microsoft strips Office for Mac"

Just read an interresting blog entry [0]:
"According to eWeek [1] MS is not supporting VB for Office Macros on the Mac in the next Office for Mac version. That means cross platform compatibility between Office versions will be more difficult to come by."
This might be a real opportunity for OpenOffice.org and StarOffice to gain more market shares by keeping macro Compatibility. And what if compatibility of macros would be kept accross software and platform [3] (like this is done with ODF for documents) ? [0]http://conficio.blogspot.com/2006/08/microsoft-strips-office-for-mac.html [1] http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2000434,00.asp [2] http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=06/08/08/1232239 [3] http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2006/05/case-for-python.html

2 Comments:

  • first open office needs a full coccoa port, to be considered by most mac users.

    X11 doesn't quite cut it for most mac users.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:24 PM  

  • It's coming. Maybe you can even participate to the port. If you are interrested in helping, you may send a mail to :

    mac@porting

    and describe your knowledge and area where you would like to help (testing, UI design...).

    You may also have a look at this page if you have programming knowledge :

    http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Ericb

    By Blogger Pierre-AndrĂ©, at 9:45 AM  

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