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Karl

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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2011, 05:26:51 PM »
This is a quite old thread. But I'm still asking me: Quo vadis Feng Office?

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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2011, 11:46:25 PM »
I do not want to be a spoiler, so I will let Conrado answer you once he is able to.. but trust me Feng Office is doing great and improving a lot lately :)

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Quo Vadis FengOffice Spreadsheet
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2011, 09:50:31 AM »
Hi,

I am developing an application for a customer using Joomla and ScriptCase. One of the requirements of the application is the integration of spreadsheets. So, I did a Google search and came across FengOffice and downloaded and installed Version 1.72 which had an Alpha spreadsheet module. Then I saw that there is a new Version (1.75) available and installed it in the hope that maybe it might be in a Beta or Working state. To my great disappointment, the new version has no spreadsheet module.

FengOffice would be an ideal tool as I could also use many of the other modules which are part of FengOffice and wouldn't have to develop them in ScriptCase. But, the spreadsheet is an essential part of the application and I was wondering whether FengOffice has dumped the spreadsheet module or whether it will be available in a future release?

Please forgive me if this question has already been answered, but I wasn't able to find any info on this topic.

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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2011, 10:13:28 AM »
As it has been said before, the spreadsheet has not been dumped. It will be released in a future version, but not yet.

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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2011, 07:50:34 PM »
Hi Francisco,

Thank you for taking the time and answering my question. Looking forward to the future releases of FengOffice.

Have a nice day.

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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2011, 03:18:44 PM »
In order to keep you all a bit updated, Conrado has been really busy lately, but on his behalf, just hang in there a bit more.. :)

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Francisco
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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2011, 10:19:08 AM »
The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived!

Feng Office 2.0 BETA has been released!

We indeed are very happy and proud of this release, even though it is only a BETA version right now.
I do not want to copy and paste information, so I will lead you all directly to the source:

Click here!
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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2011, 09:22:34 PM »
I think the idea and "wording" of "sponsoring" may be misleading.

From my perspective, it isn't so much that you are "buying" the feature as much as paying to hire someone to code it. In the sense of Open source, if you want (and are able) to develop/code a feature and add it back to the community, how is the cost for your time different from the cost of the time for the FO team to hire someone outside to do it? The FO development team seems relatively small to me, so for some options hiring outside coders might be the only option.

I think the FO team is pretty busy with v 2, but as the entire project is FOSS, you can code what you need, post it for the communities benefit, and feel good about your contribution.

On the other hand, if you don't have the coding ability, but have the $$ and absolutely NEED a feature now, how is "sponsoring" different from you hiring (and paying) a local php wizard to develop your solution and then giving it back to the community in true Open Source fashion?

thomasthegreek - Where can we all find and download the FOSS software that you have developed and provide for free?

Tim
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Re: On the future of Feng Office
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2011, 03:55:33 PM »
Thank you very much for your post Tim :)

However, thomasgreek is a bot account which I am deleting from the forums right now.
Open Source projects can not hope to be developed with a "sponsoring" system. If I pay for a feature, I want to be free to sell it to have my money back. So I will not "offer" it to the community. It is a loss for the community.

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Francisco
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