[Libreoffice] Revive development of the OOo plugin for Alfresco ECM, for LibreOffice

David Nelson commerce at traduction.biz
Thu Jun 16 03:35:32 PDT 2011


Many of you guys may not be aware that the LibreOffice project has an
Alfresco ECM platform at http://alfresco.libreoffice.org (the Alfresco
Explorer interface) and http://documentation.libreoffice.org (the
Alfresco Share interface).

In addition, there is a currently-dormant project on the Alfresco
Forge [1]: an OOo plugin for Alfresco, to allow one to interact with
an Alfresco repository from within the office suite (download, upload,
edit documents; etc.).

I feel it would be generally extremely useful functionality for
LibreOffice to get this plugin working properly. We would have a
perfect test bed and pilot user base: the LibreOffice Afresco
platform, which is currently being used as a docs repository and
workflow facility by the LibreOffice English docs team.

I've been in contact with Jeff Potts (Alfresco's Chief Community
Officer) and Paul Holmes-Higgin (Alfresco's VP of Engineering), and
Jeff is setting-up a confcall for the week of June 27 with Roeland
Hofkens, one of the admins of the said Alfresco Forge project, which
I'll be attending.

Are there any devs here who would be willing to get involved as well?

@Michael Meeks, Thorsten Behrens:
Jeff Potts also wrote me that, "We'd also like to make a strong
suggestion to make LibreOffice a CMIS consumer so that LibreOffice
users would be able to easily open and save documents as well as set
metadata on documents that live in a CMIS-compliant repository like
Alfresco. More info on CMIS can be found here [2] and here [3]. Maybe
there's an opportunity for us to help each other out?"

Could I ask what your thoughts and suggestions would be about this?

[1] http://forge.alfresco.com/projects/ooo-plugin/
[2] http://docs.oasis-open.org/cmis/CMIS/v1.0/cmis-spec-v1.0.html
[3] http://chemistry.apache.org/

David Nelson

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