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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

No way am I going to allow a single program on my phone to use 112 mb. It would be slow, and not allow me to task switch or anything else very well.

Having said that, I think there is a huge market for decent office software on phones but they need to make it optimized for the form factor while leaving most of the functionality.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

No way am I going to allow a single program on my phone to use 112 mb. It would be slow, and not allow me to task switch or anything else very well.

Having said that, I think there is a huge market for decent office software on phones but they need to make it optimized for the form factor while leaving most of the functionality.


Keep in mind that I'm running 64bit libreoffice running on a 64bit Linux - actual memory usage on a 32bit android smartphone should be considerably lower - well within the limits set by mobile browser (around 60mb)

- Gilboa

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Duplicate please delete.

Edited 2011-10-15 18:38 UTC

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OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

112MB on a phone is way too much. I don't really care if it's open source or not as long as it works, it is functional and it is efficient.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

112MB on a phone is way too much. I don't really care if it's open source or not as long as it works, it is functional and it is efficient.


Oh, for the love of God! How could I possibly make it clearer that the numbers came from a 64bit (in words, sixty four b*i*t*s) machine, which in most usage cases increase the memory consumption by a factor of 1.3x - 1.8x. (Simply compare the opcodes of i686 and amd64 and you'll understand my point)
With this in mid, a possible 32bit android port should consume 60 - 80MB of ram depending on the compiler optimizations use and the code itself. Before you shout that even 80MB is far too much both the Google Android browser and Firefox 7/mobile consume ~60-70mb on my SGS2.

- Gilboa

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

"...late 2012 or early 2013..."

Are you certain mobile devices won't advance in the next year and a half? Their timeframe strongly implies a next-generation target.

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