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WPS Office (Kingsoft) Latest Beta + Language Packs 06/15/17
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perdido


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb 2016, 16:46    Post subject:  

     Updated SFS and PET to latest version wps-office_10.1.0.5503~a20p2_i386 dated 02-03-16

     See http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=102185
     
     

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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016, 11:17    Post subject:  

Updated the language pack PET files to 05/21/16
Now includes 17 languages. See original post

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 23:46    Post subject:  

 Updated SFS and PET to latest version wps-office_10.1.0.5672~a21_i386 dated 06-24-16

     See http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=102185

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 12:49    Post subject:  

Updated SFS and PET to latest version wps-office_10.1.0.5705~a21_i386 dated 06-15-17

     See http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=102185

It had been almost a year since the last release and I was afraid they had abandoned linux developement,
though on the china forum there were occasional mentions of a linux update and that patience is required due
to personnel shortages. They concentrate primarily on the windows version but seem to have a "soft spot" for linux.

The english language linux forum on their website is a total shambles though you can use google translate to read the chinese forum.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Sep 2017, 04:25    Post subject: Kingsoft is my prefered,  

My windows seven is seldom used, so i download big office suites on it, if ever i would need them for office work at home . Kingsoft is my prefered, compare to OOo or so popular Libre-Office here in our Puppy Linux Forum.
I will classiy as below
Puppy Linux first, with Abiword and Gnumeric
Googles docs, cloud (i use it)
Kingsoft on windows seven, there to be used if needed

IMO and for lot of people, Suites are like swiss knife, each tool is a light tool, less complete than the application only. You take place in your computer with apps you will never use.
Gnumeric can be 6MB, but it is only 6MB, for a spreadsheet application as good as EXCEL.
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 21:08    Post subject:  

In the WPS office June 2017 release (10.1.0.5707), I have found several dependency issues for Slacko64 6.9.9.9 k4.4.
The June 2016 version (10.1.0.5672) has no dependency issues and the landscape printing issue was fixed.
It does 'call home' when started - can be disabled by appending /etc/hosts with line: 127.0.0.2 wps-community.org
but tcpdump info shows it responds with the latest version number, so appears to be just checking for updates.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Nov 2017, 01:32    Post subject:  

ozsouth wrote:
In the WPS office June 2017 release (10.1.0.5707), I have found several dependency issues for Slacko64 6.9.9.9 k4.4.
The June 2016 version (10.1.0.5672) has no dependency issues and the landscape printing issue was fixed.
It does 'call home' when started - can be disabled by appending /etc/hosts with line: 127.0.0.2 wps-community.org
but tcpdump info shows it responds with the latest version number, so appears to be just checking for updates.


Hi ozsouth,
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

WPS has a 64-bit version for download from their website
http://wps-community.org/download.html
Might be worth a shot in the 64-bit slacko if you want a 64-bit WPS

Just a note if you install the 64-bit .deb

If the 64-bit behaves like the 32-bit version then it will complain about missing fonts and the .desktop files will be a little
wonky. That all can probably be fixed by taking the /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF directory from the 32-bit install and
adding it to the /usr/share/fonts/default/ of the 64-bit slacko. The .desktop files can be fixed by copying the following
wps desktop files from /usr/share/applications/ of the 32-bit install to /usr/share/applications/ of the 64-bit install.
wps-office-et.desktop
wps-office-wpp.desktop
wps-office-wps.desktop

I did not do the 64-bit as sfs/pet because at the time I did not have a 64-bit machine.
Maybe I should put up the 64-bit version now that I do have a modern box?

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Nov 2017, 03:12    Post subject:  

WPS Office is the only office suite I use on my Linux systems (32bit and 64bit).

I suspect the fact that LibreOffice is open-source accounts for the fact much more is posted about it in Puppy Threads. On my systems LibreOffice is somewhat clunky in operation (and feels really slow compared to WPS Office, so no contest for me really). Does LibreOffice have more functionality(?) - if it does seems to be in areas I have no need.

Maybe some are unsure of WPS Office because it is proprietary, closed-source, from China? Yes, it calls home to check on updates, but lots of software does that. Anyway, I've been using WPS for quite a few years and never had an issue and its Microsoft document compatibility seems better to me than I ever found with LibreOffice (or OpenOffice) or even SoftMaker office (which I have a 2010 paid official license for).

Of course, I doubt WPS Office will be usable as free forever, so I'm careful to keep an archived copy of my existing version in the hope I can always continue using it.

Also, main issue for me, from its license perspective is the legality of actually including it in distributions - I haven't checked but often (like Adobe products or Skype) there can be a legal issues about distributing such software - hence the old GetFlash, GetSkype script-type 'solutions' so the actual software is then downloaded from the official site. Maybe that's why Puppy distribution builders tend to ignore WPA Office even when including a large office suite like LibreOffice? It certainly can't be because of size/speed issues - WPS Office far more compatible with small distribution building than LibreOffice in these respects.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Nov 2017, 04:25    Post subject:  

I have been enjoying the 64bit v10.1.0.5672 (from 2016), for the last month, as I had video problems with any version of Libreoffice in
Slacko64 6.9.9.9 k4.4. Runs well, and I've made a 73mb .sfs (sorry licence prohibits distribution) by removing most styles & language files.
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