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On Sun, Jun 09, 2013 at 11:50:17AM +1200, Steve Edmonds wrote:

On 2013-06-08 10:10, Ken Springer wrote:
On 6/7/13 3:41 AM, Tom Davies wrote:


I too wouldn't touch Kingsoft with a barge pole.  I want to
steer towards using formats that will be
around and usable in a few years time.  I want to be able to open
documents maybe 10-20 years from now without having to struggle against
malware and without having to try to find long-dead versions of long
dead software produced by a company that may not even exist by then.

You just hope the formats will be around 10-20 years from now.
There's no guaranteed the current ODT format will even be viable
then.  Similar to the way desktop design interfaces are basically
horrible on cell phones and tablets (IMO), all of it can change
almost overnight with hardware changes.
And LO are doing it now. LO4 already drops previous file
compatibility, if AOO maintains that compatibility I will be looking
hard at it.

I think you mean "if AOO doesn't maintain...." True?

I thought one of the arguments for dropping MSO in favor of LO or 
OOo is that MSO ceased supporting older formats when there was a 
new release. What formats has LO stopped supporting? 

Bob Holtzman
If you think you're getting free lunch, 
check the price of the beer.
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