[Libreoffice] an attempt to connect LO to the unhosted web
michael.meeks at novell.com
Fri Mar 4 03:36:37 PST 2011
On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 20:50 +0100, Michiel de Jong wrote:
> Since today I am a full-time developer of the Unhosted project.
> Specifically, our first goal is creating an alternative to Google
> Docs. The first step towards this will be a proof-of-concept that
> explains the idea we have.
Great. In order to do this in a way that is complimentary to
LibreOffice, rather than providing a pure duplication of it (probably in
suggest you read:
and the following thread, -before- starting coding.
> The proof of concept (working title: LibreDocs) will be much like
> slideshare: To write the document you use LO on your desktop, but then
> you publish it to the unhosted web in odf format
So - on-line / CMS / publishing integration is something that is
currently pretty ugly and unpleasant to use in LibreOffice - I'd love to
see that improved, regardless of what server technology you choose.
> The unhosted odf viewer will be based almost entirely on webodf, the
Well; IMHO you can do a lot better for an editor - perhaps for a view
it works, but even so - I strongly suggest reading the thread above
before starting. Your initial choice of technologies will have a very
strong influence on two things:
* feature depth & time to market
+ do you want to make decisions to start with that cut
out tons of possible features ?
+ how about ones that commit you to re-writing many
* co-operation vs. competition
+ does your approach allow you to re-use LibreOffice
code, and work as part of our fun community
or... + are you going to invest your effort in attempting to
re-write and compete with it; in which case you will
have very limited support from me (at least) ;-)
> As I said, this email is FYI, I've only just started working on this
> today. I'll let you know when I have something working. It's not much
> use discussing it much before it exists.
Au contraire :-) it is great to get the initial design right, and
(preferably) done in a way that can deliver you a great, complete
product, quickly, and with 95% of the code shared with us.
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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