LibreOffice: The Office Suite with Mixing Bowl Culture
Naruhiko Ogasawara is a member of the LibreOffice Japanese team, and also a member of The Document Foundation; the charitable foundation which is home of LibreOffice. Mainly my responsibilities are organizing UI translations, outreaching LibreOffice in Japan, e.g. exhibit Japanese local FLOSS events, etc. And several years ago I had been a translator of openSUSE Weekly News. Sorry I'm not a user of openSUSE, but I use Ubuntu as a usual desktop environment. I love FLOSS desktop technologies.
LibreOffice is an open-sourced, feature-rich office productivity suite, and it is one of the most important components in openSUSE desktop. In this presentation, I will explain the current status of LibreOffice, both the product and the project, mainly for openSUSE users. The open-source office suite forked from OpenOffice.org contains Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw (drawing), Base (database) and Math (formula editor). It provides full features to improve our office work productivity, with around a hundred UI language support. It has a time-based release policy; releasing major versions every six months with widely features, fixes, performance improvements, and last two major versions are supported. The latest supported versions are 5.4 (Fresh) and 5.3 (Still). I will explain how to use it in openSUSE, latest / upcoming features, includes the online version (LOOL; LibreOffice online) and the mobile version (Android viewer). Not only the source code is distributed with OSI-conformance license, but also the project is transparent. OpenOffice.org had been developed under the umbrella by Sun Microsystems. By contrast, LibreOffice has been developed with Mixing Bowl Culture; any developers and contributors have equivalent opportunities to get involved in the project. I also explain the project structure, who is in charge of, and how to get involved the project.
- 2017 October 22 - 10:30
- 30 min
- Main Room
- openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017
- LibreOffice mini Conference