After a two-week long vacation (which involved rain, showers, floods and more rain) I'm finally back in the office trying to catch up with work. Actually things were going smoothly without me: the StarOffice 8 localization project to Hungarian (which I'm coordinating a bit) is on schedule, the RFQ I was helping with was submitted.
Even now I'm using a custom StarOffice 8 build and even some sales guys have installed it on their notebooks to be able to show it off on customer visits. I can't wait to have the final bits: StarOffice 8 feels like something that is destined to be sold in large volumes. We're working on having a boxed version manufactured locally with some of the translated documentation (Programmer's Guide, User's Guide) in hardcopy: the boxed SuSE kits with hardcopy documentation have always been well received by this market. As we're mostly targeting small and medium businesses with this version I think it will be essential... I hope OpenOffice.org users will also appreciate the work we are doing as all localized content will be incorporated in the final OpenOffice.org 2.0 build
Before I forget... Chris is going to sit in the Budapest office for a few days). He's visiting the sales guys to position some new desktop stuff (like Tarantella) in their sales kit. We've talked in June about his visit in August and I told him it is usually a quite sunny and hot period in Hungary, so he also brought his wife to have some time off... Hope they don't blame me for the bad weather
BTW, after 5 years being with Sun as a contractor, looks like I finally get a chance to become a "real" Sun employee... Actually I've never really understood this contractor thing, but I'll be glad to receive a yellow badge afterall.