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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OpenOffice thin client edition - why not?
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 03:24:37 GMT
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember Sun -or perhaps it was StarDivision- once sold a StarOffice
> "network computing" edition, basically what I think it did was install
> a OO.o/SO Server on a LAN, and remote users connected -over VNC or
> likewise thin-client protocol- via a Java applet in their browsers, to
> the StarOffice app.
>
> So, has anyone played with such a setup in OpenOffice ? Notice I don´t
> want to give remote users access to the full desktop or a remote Linux
> desktop session, just the application. In other words, what I mean is
> the VNC-ization of the OO app...
>

rollApp appears to do some form of GUI virtualization, but to an iPad:

https://www.rollapp.com/OpenOffice

The tablet is the new "thin client", yes?

They use DropBox and Google Drive as the file stores for user documents.

-Rob

> Ideally, a server could be set up with each app (Calc, Writer,
> Impress) on different tcpip ports so users could start with a new
> document directly by using a different URL.
>
> Perhaps this exists already, I´m not sure. The components to do so
> clearly are out there... for instance TightVNC (GPL) has a Java applet
> viewer with ssh http://www.tightvnc.com/ssh-java-vnc-viewer.php
>
> I´m surprised no one has made a ready-made fire and forget installer
> for this kind of setup.
>
> Thoughts? comments? -TIA
> FC
> --
> During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
> Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un
> Acto Revolucionario
> - George Orwell

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