cuckooo is a KDE Part, which allows OpenOffice.org to be run in a
- Shows (read-only) all document formats supported by OpenOffice.org.
- Can be embedded as a Part in Konqueror.
- Can run as a standalone application.
- OpenOffice.org KDE
Integration Incubator project pages are up an running, the content
is moving there. Update your bookmarks! :)
- The project is not dead, don't be affraid! :) I had my vacation and it
took me some time to get back into programming; a lot of things changed
in the meantime. Now you can enjoy the new version of the OOo Qt port. It is more stable,
cleaner, etc., and it is remade to fit the OOo 2.0 development branch.
- Polish translation of cuckooo (thanks to B. Malinowski). Expect it in
the next release.
- A month after cuckooo 0.1, OpenOffice.org Qt port is released! Check the
"OOo Qt port" on the left. WARNING: It's a very experimental stuff...
At the beginning of July 2003, I read an article about Ximian's work on improving
OpenOffice.org. There was also a note about a (probably dead) Bonobo OOo
integration project. And I was wandering, if anybody had put forth
similar effort to make an OpenOffice.org KDE integration on the same level. I
tried to google such a project, but I did not find any. I found out, that
there are people, who would like to get involved, but
it seems there is no real code. So I jumped in.
After reading tons
of OpenOffice.org documentation
(just the major parts—I did not have the patience to read it all),
studying the Java examles, learning from
others and after some experiments I finally have a KDE Part, which can
be used as a viewer of all documents supported by OpenOffice.org. Of course,
there is a lot of things to improve (everyone can surely imagine OOo fully
integrated to KDE—from Qt widgets to drag'n'drop), but even at the
current stage it is useful. At least, Word, Excel or PowerPoint files look
cool when opened in the Konqueror window:)
I am going to keep on developing, see ToDo.
If you want to see screenshots, click here. If you want to try it, download the tarball and see installation
instructions. If you have comments, contact me.