[Libreoffice-qa] Excel Function Meta Bug?

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 23:03:03 PDT 2012

I tend to agree and disagree. I think that ultimately it could dampen
creativity but we have to consider some of the facts:

1. Our goal (IMO) should be to make the transition from paid/closed source
software, to open source software as easy as possible.
2. Most people start with MS Office, just an unfortunate reality
3. If one of our goals is to get more businesses/corporations using LO,
increasing the compatibility and ease of transition with MS Excel is a must
4. One of the most consistent complaints that I've personally heard (and
after complaints abandonment) of LO and OOo is when something "doesn't
work" when it comes from Excel.

I think that the reality is that if we push for both creativity and
compatibility with Excel we can accomplish both.

As for FDO #, my mistake, working on too many things at once. Here is the
proper bug:


Just my two cents.


On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Rainer Bielefeld <
LibreOffice at bielefeldundbuss.de> wrote:

> Joel Madero schrieb:
>  I'd like to make a meta bug for functions that Excel has but that aren't
>> currently supported
> Hi,
> I am a little waffing. Such a Meta Bug would allow to get some objective
> data comparing capabilities of LibO Calc and Excel. But I hate this staring
> to excel and the boring "Excel does it so and so", that damps all
> creativity. Without more urgent arguments I currently would not create such
> a task bug.
> BTW, I can't see relation of Bug 47164 with such a Task bug.
> Best Regards
> Rainer
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