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Re: [tdf-discuss] Features enterprises will love to have in LibreOffice


Well said!

Being installed in India, I have seen first hand how un-wired people are
around here. So a plain desktop is still a must for the next little while.

Looking at the future, I am remembering the Web4All event at the WWW
conference. There was a constant focus on enabling the Web for mobile
phones.

Longer-term, I'm guessing that smartphones' prices will keep on going
down over the years, so that the average Indian will eventually be able
to have a mini-computer in their pockets. By then, everyone should have
enabled 3G services on their mobiles and the providers may even be
giving 3G-like speeds on their networks.
I'm guessing that Westerners will have 5G by then :)

Now, until we reach that point, I think LO should consider building
something that is very light to download. At one rupee per Mb, it can
add up very quickly. Maybe a Web-enabled option would make sense, but it
should be a very no-frills thing.

Marc-André Laverdière
Software Security Scientist
Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy Services
Hyderabad, India

On Wednesday 19 January 2011 04:45 PM, Christophe Strobbe wrote:


At 11:48 19/01/2011, Jaime R. Garza wrote:
Hello,

I believe the best feature for the enterprise will be to port
LibreOffice to
HTML5, this could be also installed locally in the clients, needing
just a
browser to run.

If LibreOffice doesn't go in direction WebBased, it will be soon
irrelevant
in the enterprise (...)

"The enterprise" is not the only (potential) user of LibreOffice.
There is a significant part of the world that does not want to or cannot
depend on network connections for every type of work, e.g. because not
everyone is on the Internet [1] or because they have their own reasons
for not using "software as a service".

[1] <http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats1.htm>,
<http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats3.htm>

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe


Cheers!


On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:23, Olivier Hallot <
olivier.hallot@documentfoundation.org> wrote:

Hi
I have collected some features enteprises will love to have
implemented in
LibreOffice and listed them in



http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Crazy_Ideas#Features_Enterprises_Will_Love_To_Have_Implemented


Some are quite easy to implement, other may require a longer time for
development, but all are based on real demand from people that use
LibreOffice in a enterprise production environment. That is,  they
are not
crazy ideas at all. :-)

Regards
--
Olivier Hallot
Founder, Steering Commitee Member - The Document Foundation





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