[Libreoffice] LibreOffice Android Port
rcsilva83 at gmail.com
rcsilva83 at gmail.com
Sun May 22 06:39:53 PDT 2011
Sorry about this sooo late reply - I didn't give up, I'm just busy but LO
for Honeycomb is one of my top priorities now.
I'll answer inline.
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 05:57, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at novell.com>wrote:
> 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.
I didn't know about this problem. I don't have much experience in
cross-compilation (I thought LO had already take care of it) but* *I'll ask
some friends for help.
> > 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
> lots of complementary, baby-steps in the right direction, we will get
> somewhere useful in the end.
This is what I have in mind. Develop a new interface for tablets and
commiting it for a public repository (probably Github) so I can get external
help and feedback. "Release early, release often"
> > 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,
> attract more developers to help re-work the chrome: I think this would
> be a wonderful first-step.
Actually I think that today's UI can't be used on a tablet for 2 reasons:
1. It isn't prepared for this
2. Would be completely visually unintegrated with the other apps
Maybe making it work could generate interest but I wonder if the efford
would worth it. I really don't know... I'll probably be sure after getting
the cross-compilation work!
> michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
Michael, thank you very much for your orientation. Without it I would be
lost. I've subscribed to the dev list, so I can easily comunicate with
Jonathan, let's get our hands dirty and make it work!
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