My comments below, are preceeded by "[Thomas]:"
--- Paul Sutton <psutton(a)uklinux.net> wrote: > Hi
The October issue of Linux format has abilty office
and Microsoft import tools.
The linux version is being ported using wine,
statically linked something,
[Thomas]: You are in error Paul. What do you mean by
"The Linux version is being ported to WINE??"
Wine is simply a Windows Emulator and does not need to
run Linux apps. Hence what you mean is, is that the
.DLL's and other linking libraries are being "ported"
by the development team creating WINE.
Anyway it's described as a alpha version of the
commercial software, so I
guess it's not GPL, however I guess it would still
work out cheaper tham MS
office and the licencing would be far easier to
[Thomas]: You're not wrong. I happen to use the
"evaluation" version of ApplixWare from the SuSE 7.1
CD's. So far the evaulation hasn't expired yet, even
though it is about a month overdue.
While on the subject of this the same issue has
kylix open edition, a
version of kylix for developing open source
software, this again may be of
interest to schools.
Hope this helps.
On the subject of the wish list, Would it be better
a) add some software to the Linuxjournal wish list
as most is likely to be UK school specific, add it
to the suse site, or even
something like the main uk linux site,
what do you think?
[Thomas]: Since the LinuxJournal is based in the US, I
think it would be better to put the information on the
SuSE website, since not everone here in the UK
subscribes to the LJ (shame on you!) :-)
A quick note about prolog, there are a few ports of
this to Linux, so
check out the RPM repository as I think it's listed
[Thomas]: Paul means: www.rpmfind.net
Thomas Adam -- Southampton Institue, studying HND BIT
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