On 04/29/2016 05:19 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 29.04.2016 um 03:30 schrieb James Knott:
On 04/28/2016 06:02 PM, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
I chose LibreOffice over all of the forks out there.
Ummm... LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice.
Your initial question was if there is more than a viewer for Android and
now you come up with issues of taste and branding.
It is the decision of those who actually do the work.
They may find the Apache license more attractive.
They may be familiar with the old code base but not with the forks.
The "stability" (lack of development) could be attractive too.
I started using OpenOffice.org before it had the ability to save .doc
files. I tried Oxygen Office and a few others over the years. When
LibreOffice came out in its first version, I switched and never looked
back. When Apache's version came out I did not switch.
Yes, my original question was about needing a package that has the
editing ability for ODF, but I have the LibreOffice viewer and wanted to
use an Android version of LibreOffice that does the editing. For
whatever reasons, I come to prefer LibreOffice's "brand", from the
reasons for creating this fork to the "community" developed around this
I did download the suggested Android app and will look into using it. If
you do not have an external keyboard, you cannot use "landscape
orientation" and see what you are typing at the same time - or at least
for my tablet's display resolution.
Note - in my honest opinion[s]:
Someday, hopefully soon, our volunteer developers will produce an
Android app that will create and edit ODF and MSO file formats. Also,
one day those users of iOS devices will have a LO version to use as
well. For me, I like the idea that I could use the same "brand" of an
office suite for every device that I would use. Right now I use Linux
and Windows 10 for desktops/laptops, and Android for a tablet and a
phone. Right now, MSO is available for my laptops/desktops and my
Android tablets. There are Windows phones and Windows tablets, and MS
wants to easily run their MSO on all platforms. It seems that they are
working on an easier way to run MS packages on Linux than using Wine. I
keep seeing references to this. SO, I really like to see LibreOffice on
all the common platforms - Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, and one day Android
If the Linux "hating" Microsoft is working with Linux developers to make
it easier to use MS packages on Linux, then maybe they realize that
there are a lot of users out there who prefer Linux - and maybe
LibreOffice - over MS's OS and packages. If MS is actively looking
towards the Linux user base to make MSO, and other Windows packages,
usable on Linux so MS could try to dominate the one market they have not
been able to do so.
Right now, LibreOffice is the dominate [default] office package for most
Linux distros. I really hope it could be dominate in the Android market
as well - when LO has has its own editor ready.
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