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Hi Ian,

On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 12:50 +0000, Ian wrote:
Ok, perhaps a daft suggestion but the principle is that all cell phones
will have a vast amount of RAM and fast CPUs in the next 2 to 3 years. A
gig of RAM is normal now, it would have been unthinkable 10 years ago.

        Sure - but our existing performance problems will get no better by
re-writing in Java :-) I think native code is the best approach.

I've seen OO.o running quite nicely on small ARM devices as native
code; that would be my approach to mobile.

So why is there no strategy to get OOo on to these mobile devices? Or
maybe there is ?

        Sure - improve performance and memory footprint - that work is
underway, and beef up the ARM port. Beyond that - a new UI shell is
required on top - and we have a mobile phone version.

        Ultimately - the techincal strategy is easy; the only problem is people
to actually hack on doing it :-) are you volunteering ? if so, we can
certainly help out with code pointers, review, encouragement, community
building etc.

        All the best :-)

                Michael.

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