Why is LibreOffice continuing the design flaws of Microsoft Office?In a secure (not internet connected) office environment it was handy to use apps that also integrated databases into the apps.
So it was evident in that environment to have database components integrated into office apps like Microsoft Office. MS-Access and MS-Access components in MS-Office was a logic thing to do.
Not so anymore!
Today with internet as core part of mobile offices, it is always smart to have a look at what Google does. And their marketing is also interesting to follow.
Lets start with the marketing. Better than LibreOffice Google understands that although technical the file used can be the same thing, the user expectation is different between a typical text-editor user or a spread-sheet user.
For meeting user expectations, Google makes a clear split between Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Forms, ... and so on. Most of them have the possibility to import data from a database, but there is no MS-Access equivalent. Because:
- There is no need for it!
- It would be a security risk
- LibreOffice including Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw and Math formula
- OpenDataOffice including Base. And can grow to a bigger thing!! It could inculde Gephi for example and other data analytic tools!