[Libreoffice] Rationale for replacing Java with anything but c++ (was Re: web based libre office)

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Fri Jan 28 05:58:13 PST 2011

Hi Thorsten,

On Fri, 2011-01-28 at 14:46 +0100, Thorsten Guenther wrote: 
> Well, sadly I dont know a thing about the technical issues embedding a
> jvm in an c application. Perhaps some of the user experience (apart from
> download size) could be solved by shipping a "private" JVM with LO, but
> this will have some legal issues to take care about.


> I would like to provide a Java-API for remote controlling LO. That is
> what can be done today with the UNO API. So the new API should be
> implemented as wrapper, hiding as much UNO'isms as possible, presumably
> for the cost of reduced functionality. Goal is to provide a friendly
> looking tool for Java (or any JVM-Language) developers who want to
> automate Document creation / manipulation with LO.

	Almost certainly you want to get involved with the existing odf toolkit
project: http://odftoolkit.org/ they have a new Java API that does this
- though not using LibreOffice.



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