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

wes wes at the-wes.com
Sat Sep 28 18:07:12 UTC 2013


That's right, when trying to convince someone to use open source software,
we should proclaim it a failure and do nothing to help the situation.

Troll.

-wes


On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, when you are trying to convince someone to switch to open source
> software, the last thing you should have to do is stop in the middle of it
> and file a bug report.
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> This isn't some Microsoft shill.  ET has been on this list for a long
>> time.  Why would he lie?
>>
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM, William Roush <
>> william.roush at roushtech.net> wrote:
>>
>>> You want evidence to huge claims? That's absurd! I can't be bothered to
>>> back them up.
>>>
>>> Also how about a bug number instead... You know doing the right thing
>>> for open source software you get for free and reporting issues.
>>>
>>>
>>> Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Yeah, because everyone remembers every math problem they ever did.
>>>
>>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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...   :(
>>>>> ET
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> if it was just a simple formula, you should be able to give us the
>>>> formula.
>>>>
>>>> -wes
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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