[Chugalug] Is LibreOffice *THAT* bad? :(

kitepilot at kitepilot.com kitepilot at kitepilot.com
Sat Sep 28 14:32:47 UTC 2013

Just to clarify:
> the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
means just that.
No excel import, no weird things here.
This was freshly created (albeit complex) spreadsheet.
Cells would display wrong numbers or not at all.
I could position the cursor in a cell and see a simple formula yielding a 
bad result. 

This were problems that you'd figure basic testing would catch.
It was, in short, completely unreliable...   :(


Chad Smith writes: 

> Everyone who going to bat for LibreOffice - did you miss the part where ET
> said that the program *DID MATH WRONG*. 
> That's not some "obscure feature set" needed only by "power users" or
> people who are afraid of change.... That's the one thing that no
> **computer** program should ever get wrong. 
> COMPUTER...  it computes.  That is its original intention.  It's native
> language is 1s and 0s.  A computer spreadsheet that can't do math correctly
> is not just useless - it's dangerous and should be avoided like the plague. 
> I like the idea of Libre/Open Office.  It is what introduced me to open
> source as being a thing that exists.  But if Calc (the name of the
> Spreadsheet mode of the program) can't Calculate - it shouldn't be allowed
> to continue to exist... not until they fix that.  omg. 
> *- Chad W. Smith*

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