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LibreOffice Conference Announcements

Filed under: Announcements, Conference — Tags: — italovignoli @ 13:47

During the LibreOffice Conference, The Document Foundation has announced:

* LibreOffice Online Prototype: you can watch a demo video at the following address: LibreOffice Online is based on GTK+ framework and HTML5’s canvas, and has been developed by SUSE’s Michael Meeks, built on GTK+ broadway from RedHat’s Alex Laarson.

* LibreOffice port project to Android and iOS, based on the voluntary work of Tor Lillqvist, a SUSE finnish developer know for having ported GIMP to Windows. The LibreOffice Android and iOS port has the objective of bringing the office suite to iPads and Android tablets, and eventually smaller devices. The user interface work has yet to start in earnest but the bulk of the code is compiling.

Please note that these are not products available to end users, but advanced development projects which will become products sometimes in late 2012 or early 2013.

* 500.000 desktops, mostly Windows, at several French Government entities switching from OpenOffice to LibreOffice (this increases the Windows installed base of LibreOffice by 5% in a single move)

* 800.000 USB keys with LibreOffice and other free software distributed to students of the Paris Region (Île-de-France)

* Region Île-de-France becoming a member of TDF Advisory Board


  1. So LIbreoffice Online will work in any webbrowser, or at least, on any OS, correct?

    Comment by johnprattchristian — 2011/10/14 @ 15:24

  2. Does it run fully in the cloud?

    Comment by johnprattchristian — 2011/10/14 @ 15:26

  3. oh yeah I see it now, at the end of the video. Cool!

    Comment by johnprattchristian — 2011/10/14 @ 15:28

  4. That’s great ! Et bravo à la Région Ile de France de soutenir ce type d’initiative. C’est bien que des collectivités locales s’engagent en faveur du libre. C’est concret et ça bénéficie au plus grand nombre, notamment aux étudiants. Merci !

    Comment by Flobede — 2011/10/15 @ 07:54

  5. I’m not using android. If there is, I will get Nokia N9/ keeping my N900 and wait till next acceptable Linux Phone. Or never, I just get to see Mobile Phone being replaced.

    Comment by jiero — 2011/10/15 @ 09:27

    • There is a port of KOffice for MeeGo.

      Comment by Emacs User — 2011/10/15 @ 22:39

  6. Great Work!!! I’m very interesting of realization Gtk+ & HTML5 – this very gret capabilities in the future.

    Comment by hummermania — 2011/10/17 @ 07:04

  7. Rather than developing a version for mobile phones, why not develop the idea of the improving version “web” and make it compatible with mobile phones via their browsers? So people would be induced to use it

    Comment by Bruno Luigi Castegliani — 2011/10/17 @ 16:03

  8. Ah, if only Sun had managed to get this right all those years ago in 1999, when they first announced StarPortal — an online and PDA version of OpenOffice. Unfortunately, neither the technology nor, I suspect, the world, were quite ready for it back then, and although the demos were impressive, it never got very far out of the starting blocks.

    Comment by Calum Benson (@scottishwildcat) — 2011/10/18 @ 17:01

  9. Great !

    Is there a way to download source ?
    Or more informations on ?

    J’ai raté l’évènement je suis déçu …


    Comment by nathieb — 2011/10/19 @ 20:15

  10. 1st, I am very happy to see development of an Android app among others. 2nd, I hope this is a true app not requiring a connection. In this USA countryside it is all too often I loose 3G/4G service nor have internet for wifi. Either way this is great news.

    Comment by Dwayne — 2011/10/24 @ 15:06

  11. That’s Great! Android port is very NEED! Many organisations using OpenDocument format, but still can’t use it on mobile devices ;(

    Comment by Serhiy — 2011/12/09 @ 09:52

  12. A brilliant post indeed. The development of Android port is great move in the technology sector. This although creates a high competition, it leads to new items in the market and thus leaving any customer with different varieties to choose from.

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