[Libreoffice] LibreOffice Android Port

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Fri May 6 01:57:59 PDT 2011

Hi Tor,

On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 23:59 -0600, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Or 2) Adapt the LibreOffice build mechanism to work with
> cross-compilation.
>  gbuild work hopefully should make it easier. Interestingly, enabling
> cross-compilation will benefit LO builds for Windows hugely...

	Right - so, as one precursor we really want to help with moving
~everything to gnumake so we only have to do the heavy lifting in one
place. Of course, that has a great knock-on effect of improving our
build speed, and as a side-effect having a great synergy with our
end-goal of moving to cross-compiling the Windows builds.

> What is interesting in this discussion here and earlier on the
> "discuss" list is that nobody seems to ponder how the user interface
> of (a subset of) LibreOffice running on a tablet/touch device should
> look and work. Surely designing that is equally hard as overcoming
> technical build hurdles or restructuring what gets built.

	This is of course an excellent point :-) However, it is clear that with
lots of complementary, baby-steps in the right direction, we will get
somewhere useful in the end.

>  Or do you really expect people to want to use the normal LibreOffice
> GUI with hierarchical menus and other stuff from a desktop style GUI
> on a touch device? 

	Not in the end-game; but as a demo to generate lots of interest, and
attract more developers to help re-work the chrome: I think this would
be a wonderful first-step.



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