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   LibreOffice for Mobile will be soon a reality

This week too, we saw a rather huge announcement^[21] <> . As a reminder, at the first LibreOffice conference The Document Foundation announced plans to migrate LibreOffice to mobile devices, but not by rewriting our office suite from scratch, but by reusing 90% of the code base and writing 10% exclusively for the target platform. The migration of 90% of the code base was actually made. What we need is to work on the 10% side, actually the UI stuff. A Michael Meeks interview at FOSDEM 2013 <> (until 2m25s) showed in which direction the development was going on.

As you see on the demo made by Michael in the afore mentionned video and according to what I could actually test on my mobile device a year ago <>, the LibreOffice code is currently compiling great on Android (and on iOS too), but the UI is clearly not adapted. Android has currently a working viewer which has to be improved continuously to integrate the UI allowing document to be modified. Until now, progress on this side was community driven and thus improvement were rather low. But this is gonna change.

Indeed, Smoose, a company from Netherlands, driven by open source projects, provided funding for LibreOffice to run on Android.

Ideas from the previous LibreOffice Android Viewer (showed in the above video) were taken back and merged with the Fennec browser (Firefox Mobile). Indeed, rendering a webpage or rendering an office document, is basically the same, and Mozilla already fixed most of the developpement problems LibreOffice developers would need to solve; Why reivent the wheel? At this stage, a working tiled viewer is already working. I have not had the opportunity to test it by myself on my own device yet, but the first impressions were actually great, because the app is quite reactive and smooth as it is accelerated by OpenGL. We see here the first positive effects of the LibreOfficeKit interface we wrote about in one of the previous LibreOffice Weekly report.

According to the developers working on this side of the LibreOffice project, thanks to the funding brought by Smoose, we could already have a working viewer for LibreOffice 4.4 which should be released this fall.

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On 07/29/2014 09:00 AM, Sophie wrote:
Le 29/07/2014 14:56, Gordon Burgess-Parker a écrit :
Hi Tom,
Where can I see that report?
You'll find them here:

Kind regards

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