Friday, October 14, 2011

The Document Foundation has announcement during the LiboConf 2011 in Paris

During the LibreOffice Conference, The Document Foundation has announced:

* LibreOffice Online Prototype: you can watch a demo video at the
following address:
http://people.gnome.org/~michael/data/2011-10-10-lool-demo.webm.
LibreOffice Online is based on GTK+ framework and HTML5's canvas, and
has been developed by SUSE's Michael Meeks, built on Gtk+ broadway from
RedHat's Alex Laarson.

* LibreOffice port project to Android and iOS, based on the voluntary
work of Tor Lillqvist, a SUSE finnish developer know for having ported
GIMP to Windows. The LibreOffice Android and iOS port has the objective
of bringing the office suite to iPads and Android tablets, and
eventually smaller devices. The user interface work has yet to start in
earnest but the bulk of the code is compiling.

Please note that these are not products available to end users, but
advanced development projects which will become products sometimes in
late 2012 or early 2013.

* 500.000 desktops, mostly Windows, at several French Government
entities switching from OpenOffice to LibreOffice (this increases the
Windows installed base of LibreOffice by 5% in a single move)

* 800.000 USB keys with LibreOffice and other free software distributed
to students of the Paris Region (Île-de-France)

* Region Île-de-France becoming a member of TDF Advisory Board