MSOOXML: Third Party Support - Apple iWork '08

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Jonathan Walker, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/200...malaysiablog.com/2007/08/msooxml-third-p.html

    "" Yes. If you have a careful look at the examples the Microsofties
    provide, they just demonstrate read only features of iWork. iWork does not
    WRITE to MSOOXML. As a fellow member of the technical committee which
    actually developed the spec, you would have expected some form of read /
    write ability to perhaps 70% compliance, to complete the circle of
    'interoperability,' wouldn't you?
    ....
    Maybe it has taken advice from Microsoft's own Macintosh team, and the
    difficulties they are facing in porting the MSOOXML file format on a new
    platform? Microsoft's Mac Business Unit claims that it would take a team
    of 5 people 44 weeks to implement a quarter of one product.
    Ooxml120years Andrew Shebanow (from Adobe) extrapolated that and
    calculated that it would take a "mere" 120 man years to implement MSOOXML.
    ....
    It is no wonder why [MS] Office for Mac has been delayed twice since, with
    the "projected" date of release in 2008. It had better be 2008, because
    the product name has been set to 'Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac'. ""


    --
    Jonathan Walker

    "The IT industry landscape is littered with the dead
    dreams of people who once trusted Microsoft."
    Jonathan Walker, Aug 25, 2007
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