LibreOffice online and in France
LibreOffice online and in France
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 17 October 2011

The Document Foundation has revealed plans for a  new online version of LibreOffice and a projected port to Android and iOS. It also announced a large-scale deployment of LibreOffice by a French government department.


At its recent conference in Paris, the Document Foundation revealed plans for a  new online version of LibreOffice. A prototype, built on the GTK+ framework with HTML5 and canvas, is being developed by openSUSE's Michael Meeks and you can see it in action in this demonstration.




It is hoped that Libre Office online will be complete by late 2012/early 2013 and in the same timeframe it is hoped to port LibreOffice to Android and iOS devices, complete with a new mobile-friendly interface for touch screens. This project is being undertaken by Finnish developer Tor Lillqvist, who was responsible for porting GIMP to Windows.

Another announcement made in Paris concerned a large local deployment for LibreOffice, an initiative that increases the Windows installed base of LibreOffice by 5% in a single move. The administrative authority of Île-de-France (a region that consists largely of Paris) has officially joined the advisory board of The Document Foundation (TDF), the independent governance body behind the LibreOffice project and as well as installing it on 500,000 desktops within government offices, they plan to distribute 800,000 USB keys with LibreOffice and other open source software applications to students in the region.



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