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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: IceWarp and Collabora Are Working on LibreOffice Online Document Editing
Date Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:15:37 GMT
On 25 March 2015 at 17:23, Peter Kelly <pmkelly@apache.org> wrote:

> > On 25 Mar 2015, at 11:13 pm, Peter Kelly <pmkelly@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> https://libreoffice-from-collabora.com/icewarp-and-collabora-are-working-on-libreoffice-online-document-editing-an-open-source-alternative-to-google-apps-office-365/
> <
> https://libreoffice-from-collabora.com/icewarp-and-collabora-are-working-on-libreoffice-online-document-editing-an-open-source-alternative-to-google-apps-office-365/
> >
>
> Some more technical details here:
>
> https://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2015-03-25-libreoffice-icewarp.html
> <
> https://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2015-03-25-libreoffice-icewarp.html
> >
>
> I think both approaches are useful, for different scenarios. Theirs is
> best for fidelity - that is, it will present a visual representation of the
> document that, from what I understand, will be identical to what you would
> see in LibreOffice itself. It does however rely very heavily on the server
> side to implement a large proportion of the editing logic.
>
You are right, but be aware this is part of a bigger plan to provide a new
framework for LibreOffice, a framework suitable for use on web as well as
modern devices like tablets.


>
> Our approach (using HTML for rendering) provides less fidelity (in the
> sense of a LO/OO rendered version of a document being the “authoritative”
> rendering - though this depends on your needs, particularly if you’re
> focused on content rather than presentation). However our advantage is that
> *all* of the editing logic resides on the client, and we only need to talk
> to the server for document conversion and loading/saving purposes.
>
We take the simple, but limited, aproach...to be honest I prefer that to
flying high.

rgds
jan i.

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