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FOSDEM 2006 - KOffice and a lost Kubuntu CD

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I just came back from FOSDEM, and before FOSDEM I've been in Sweden for some weeks, but I'll blog about that a little later. And it seems like others were already faster than me to blog about FOSDEM.

Of course we had a KDE DevRoom which was - IMO - well situated, in the main building and big enough, just opposite of the (from left to right) OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and... MirBSD (wth is that last one?). Nice location after all, as I didn't have to use my legs a lot to get to all interesting spots Wink (oh, there was an exception to that, but more on that later).

Sebastian did a great job organizing the KDE presence, also Adriaan helped out with that, but didn't attend himself.

Sunday was (at least our) big day. It was KOffice day. I started off with giving a rundown on our hell of a lot of interesting stuff in KOffice and what makes it so precious, oh yes, really precious. KOffice is THE future, and that's getting more and more obvious. Integration, low footprint, code quality (which is a key for long-term maintainability!!) building on a good quality high level framework (a.k.a. KDE), and last but not least it's the most complete office suite, providing about twice as many components as and MS Office - and only requiring one fifth of lines of code compared to OOo.

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