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

Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamilton at acm.org
Thu Jun 16 12:30:25 PDT 2011

I'm not offering to work on this, so this comment is only worth what I paid for it ($0.00).

I think it would be better if we got in the habit of talking about a CMIS plug-in, where working with Alfresco is an important test case.  But CMIS is the open standard protocol for this.

 - Dennis

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From: libreoffice-bounces+dennis.hamilton=acm.org at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:libreoffice-bounces+dennis.hamilton=acm.org at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of David Nelson
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 03:36
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Subject: [Libreoffice] Revive development of the OOo plugin for Alfresco ECM, for LibreOffice


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/

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