[Libreoffice] LibreOffice Android Port

rcsilva83 at gmail.com rcsilva83 at gmail.com
Thu May 5 17:27:10 PDT 2011

Hello, Michael

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 14:16, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at novell.com>wrote:

> Hi there,
> On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 22:05 -0300, rcsilva83 at gmail.com wrote:
> > Very nice, Michael! I think that, at this moment, a tablet (Honeycomb)
> > interface is much more needed because it can be a full-featured
> > version in a market that isn't dominated by MS Office. Additionally,
> > we already have the "OpenOffice Reader" for smatphones that works
> > well.
>         Sounds good to me :-) I cc'd the dev list incidentally.

Great! Very good to CC the list. Jonathan (CC'd) already came to me so we
can work together on this.

> > What do your think? Can I focus on that?
>         Certainly. In fact Android for tablet or mobile would need to use
> the
> same rendering approach anyway I think, so - I wouldn't worry about
> that.
> > What about the initial code? Can I commit to a GitHub repository? Do
> > you suggest some place else?
>         Oh - well; if you git clone the repos, then you can commit to your
> local git repository of course.
>        As/when you have something that is more generally useful we can get
> that into master, as/when it starts to be interesting for others to work
> with you - we'll get a commit account setup so you can push to a feature
> branch.


>        How does that sound ? For the while - I suggest you work in your own
> git repo, (and I'd recommend getting a Linux build working first so
> you're familiar with the build etc.) - and then look at the
> cross-compilation.

Good ideias and I'll follow your advices.

>        Some other thoughts are: perhaps as a first set of tasks - we would
> want to have a -very- cut-down build mode: that throws away lots of
> pieces that we don't want: to save size, eg. I don't think 'base'
> belongs on a tablet (with hsqldb), nor binfilter, nor rhino or
> beanshell, no wizards, and no templates. Possibly our older filter
> formats: lwp, wpd, works, dbase,  etc. could be thrown overboard too.
>        Possibly it would make sense working on creating a distro-config/
> file
> (that we can use with autogen.sh) that builds an absolutely minimal
> LibreOffice - with as much minority feature-weight removed as possible.
> Potentially that means adding new compile options to disable things (eg.
> the Java wizards). Possibly we would want to also be able to cut out
> things un-needed in a reader - such as the gallery eg.

I couldn't agree more with you!

>        All of that should be easy to write and test, on a stock Linux
> machine
> without worrying about cross-compilation etc.

I hope so :)

>        ATB,
>                Michael.
> --
>  michael.meeks at novell.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
Thank you very much and I keep you up to date.


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