Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 23:12 UTC, submitted by judgen
Features, Office "The LibreOffice media team has passed along some new information about what was revealed at this week's LibreOffice conference. At the Paris conference, experimental versions of LibreOffice for iOS, Android, and for web-browsers were revealed."
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I can see the code...
by Einlander on Sat 15th Oct 2011 00:41 UTC
Einlander
Member since:
2009-07-08

Can you imagine the megabytes of JavaScript needed to make this work? Imagine the nightmare they will face to make a rich text document render properly even even if all the browsers are standard buzzword compliant? Imagine the war you will have between your computers global spell-check and libreoffice?

This is going to be a mess

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RE: I can see the code...
by phoenix on Sat 15th Oct 2011 00:57 in reply to "I can see the code..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

There's no JS involved (or very little). The "web" version is actually a remote version. The app runs on a server/workstation somewhere. You use the web page to connect to the remote system via a web socket. And then the output is shown in the browser.

This is just using the "web" interface in GTK+ 3.

There's nothing "web" enabled about it. It's really no different from running a remote X11 app.

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RE: I can see the code...
by Jondice on Sat 15th Oct 2011 07:29 in reply to "I can see the code..."
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Edit: yeah I shouldn't post this late, especially after a long night of rooting my nook color multiple times.

Edited 2011-10-15 07:32 UTC

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RE[2]: I can see the code...
by Morgan on Sun 16th Oct 2011 05:27 in reply to "RE: I can see the code..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Just curious: What's causing you to have to root it over and over? I'm asking because I have a rooted Nook Color on loan from a friend, who is trying to get me to buy it from him (he wants a Kindle Fire). I'm having one specific issue with the device: Google Docs consistently crashes on loading. I'm wondering if there is a fix for that.

Whether that issue is fixed or not, if this LibreOffice on Android thing pans out I think the Nook will meet or exceed all my needs regarding general mobile computing. The screen is 1024x600, same as my netbook, and LO works well on that device. The Nook at 800MHz and 512MB has already proven itself to be faster, more powerful and more efficient than the 1.6GHz netbook many times over.

The battery lasts forever, HD video playback is smooth as butter, e-reading is quite comfortable and even the alpha version of Minecraft puts the netbook to shame! A consistent 25-30 fps vs the netbook's 5-10 fps, on a device with half the RAM and half the processor speed. Granted, it's ARM so it's hardly a direct comparison, but come on! That's simply astounding.

Give me a full office suite that is ODF friendly and a bluetooth keyboard, and I may just ditch the netbook for good.


Edit: Removed repeated sentence fragment. I guess I'm up way too late as well...

Edited 2011-10-16 05:30 UTC

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