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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [OT] IBM Lotus Symphony (ODF) Viewers now freely available on Android Marketplace and Apple App Store
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:53:10 GMT
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 7:42 AM, Malte Timmermann
<malte_timmermann@gmx.com>wrote:

> Hi Rob,
>
>
> On 28.12.2011 20:23, Rob Weir wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Malte Timmermann
>> <malte_timmermann@gmx.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Rob,
>>>
>>> thanks for clarification :)
>>>
>>> I still wonder: There must be some common code between these two apps.
>>> The ODF filter, the DOM and the renderings stuff (well, at least the
>>> layouter, while the renderer itself might more be SDK specific).
>>>
>>>
>> Yes, that is a good assumption.
>>
>>  So it would still be interesting to have good and lightweight ODF viewers
>>> for desktop systems. With better layout than ODF2HTML transformations can
>>> do.
>>>
>>> Will the code for the ODF viewers also become AL2? :)
>>>
>>>
>> That is an interesting idea.  Currently the viewers are "free as in
>> beer", but they are not open source.   I can investigate this further,
>> to see what is possible on our end, but I'd really like to see this
>> project demonstrate further success working with the considerable
>> amount of code it already has, from OpenOffice and soon from Symphony,
>> and is growing the number of active coders, before throwing more code
>> at it.
>>
>
> Well, maybe ODF Toolkit would be a good home for this?
>
> Then, people would not only have tools for manipulating ODF, but also for
> displaying ODF. Could also help to develop some ODF2PDF stuff with ODF
> Toolkit.
>
> +1 -- I think this idea has merit. By itself, it will be difficult to
attract a community. It does have complementary value to the ODF Toolkit
project, so perhaps this makes good sense. We could open a discussion on
this prospect to determine if there are other volunteers who see it this
way...or not.

Best,
> Malte.
>
>
>
>> -Rob
>>
>>  Best,
>>> Malte.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 24.12.2011 02:44, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Malte Timmermann
>>>> <malte_timmermann@gmx.com>    wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Don,
>>>>>
>>>>> nice stuff - but may I ask why the viewers only exist for mobiles, not
>>>>> for
>>>>> the desktop systems?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> The viewers are written to the iOS and Android SDK's.  You can't run
>>>> on desktop's except through emulators.  And from our perspective we
>>>> already had desktop and web server-generated HTML viewers for ODF.
>>>> What we lacked was a viewer for disconnected mobile use.  So that's
>>>> what we made.
>>>>
>>>> -Rob
>>>>
>>>>  Malte.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 12.12.2011 16:31, Donald Harbison wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There has been some Twitter activity calling attention to today's
>>>>>> release
>>>>>> of the IBM Lotus Symphony Viewer[1] and the November 18th release
of
>>>>>> same
>>>>>> on Android Marketplace.[2]
>>>>>> While these are currently carrying the IBM branding, they work with
>>>>>> most
>>>>>> ODF emitting applications including OpenOffice, LibreOffice, etc.
Give
>>>>>> them
>>>>>> a try!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [1] http://s.apache.org/YGW<http:/**/s.apache.org/YGW<http://s.apache.org/YGW>
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> [2] http://bit.ly/tc7Un2<http://t.**co/7PoElUds<http://t.co/7PoElUds>
>>>>>> >
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>

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