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    Default LibreOffice Gets An OpenGL Rendering Back-End

    Phoronix: LibreOffice Gets An OpenGL Rendering Back-End

    The initial work on an OpenGL rendering back-end has landed in LibreOffice, not too long after receiving OpenCL support for spreadsheets and OpenGL canvas support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU4NjY

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    I hope this will help porting to wayland.

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    Pretty sure they're not using the Core profile, so what are they using? GL 1.4? GL 2.1?

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    Pretty sure they would need 2.1

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    Wow, so much stoopid.

    Libreoffice does NOT need OpenGL to gain user share. OpenGL will do *absolutely nothing* in that regard, since word processing and spreadsheets work quite perfectly without ANY acceleration, and have since the beginning of time.

    To gain user share, Libreoffice needs to GET OFF THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES AND SUPPORT ANDROID!!!!! This *should* be priority NUMBER ONE, since Android is THE leading OS now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Wow, so much stoopid.

    Libreoffice does NOT need OpenGL to gain user share. OpenGL will do *absolutely nothing* in that regard, since word processing and spreadsheets work quite perfectly without ANY acceleration, and have since the beginning of time.

    To gain user share, Libreoffice needs to GET OFF THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES AND SUPPORT ANDROID!!!!! This *should* be priority NUMBER ONE, since Android is THE leading OS now.
    I don't really see the use, aside from displaying things (and web based probably does good enough for that), of office suites on tablets or smartphones. I wouldn't use those without a real mouse and keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Wow, so much stoopid.

    Libreoffice does NOT need OpenGL to gain user share. OpenGL will do *absolutely nothing* in that regard, since word processing and spreadsheets work quite perfectly without ANY acceleration, and have since the beginning of time.

    To gain user share, Libreoffice needs to GET OFF THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES AND SUPPORT ANDROID!!!!! This *should* be priority NUMBER ONE, since Android is THE leading OS now.
    Droid, work on your spelling and stop 'yelling.'

    1) ANY effective hardware accel is a good thing, its less things that the CPU has to do and less things blocking other tasks on the CPU.

    2) Android support is in the works, see: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/...ice_on_Android

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    I don't really see the use, aside from displaying things (and web based probably does good enough for that), of office suites on tablets or smartphones. I wouldn't use those without a real mouse and keyboard.
    You can use bluetooth mice and keyboards with Android just fine. It is like having a touchscreen all in one desktop but no mouse or keyboard, yeah, your usability is limited, but you can attach input devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Wow, so much stoopid.

    Libreoffice does NOT need OpenGL to gain user share. OpenGL will do *absolutely nothing* in that regard, since word processing and spreadsheets work quite perfectly without ANY acceleration, and have since the beginning of time.

    To gain user share, Libreoffice needs to GET OFF THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES AND SUPPORT ANDROID!!!!! This *should* be priority NUMBER ONE, since Android is THE leading OS now.
    It seems to me that there are two main obstacles that prevent people from using LibreOffice instead of MSOffice: either the learning curve is too steep and people don't bother, or LO simply can't do things that MSO does. If these two main hurdles are overcome, the user base should certainly increase substantially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanny View Post
    You can use bluetooth mice and keyboards with Android just fine. It is like having a touchscreen all in one desktop but no mouse or keyboard, yeah, your usability is limited, but you can attach input devices.
    Very well, but still, I wouldn't carry with myself a separate mouse and keyboard. If it will still be a portability (as in moving things) annoyance, I'd rather stay with a real laptop, for example. But I admit it becomes at least arguable with bluetooth mice and keyboards, someone probably likes it.

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