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

William Roush william.roush at roushtech.net
Sat Sep 28 19:20:49 UTC 2013


Could be a mistake on his/his friend's part, should be reported, the 
details would be interesting (considering lots of us use it and haven't 
run into this).

As an open source developer, it kind of irks me to spread FUD, 
especially with no details on how to reproduce.

William Roush

On 9/28/2013 1:56 PM, Chad Smith 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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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
>     <mailto:wes at the-wes.com>> wrote:
>
>         On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com
>         <mailto: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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