[Owncloud] [ITC] WebODF

Thomas Müller thomas.mueller at tmit.eu
Thu Dec 1 23:07:54 UTC 2011


cool - is your code publicly available?



Am Donnerstag, den 01.12.2011 um 19:40 schrieb Matthew McKeen:
> Hey all:
> Last summer, I was experimenting with integrating webODF into ownCloud  
> as an app.  I tried to both integrate it in as a proper application,  
> and as a kind of viewer for .odx documents like the imageviewer app is  
> currently, integrated into the main file manager.  The library worked  
> great for the rendering of .odx documents, but in the case of editing  
> and saving, it was in its infancy.  I decided that I would rather push  
> a fully featured application, with even better rendering, as it had  
> some bugs at the time, as well as something which included some  
> editing capabilities.
> I talked with the lead developer on the project over email and irc,  
> and it seemed like editing was not his next goal as far as the project  
> development went.  I plan on getting back into committing to ownCloud  
> over my winter break from university, and will look back into how far  
> webODF has come in its capabilities.  I still have some code around I  
> think, and it shouldn't take me long at all to get a viewer working.   
> If indeed webodf's editing features have improved however, one is  
> still faced with the problem of poor binary upload support in modern  
> js.  HTML5 should fix this, but as far as I know, the APIs for local  
> storage and the likes are not pervasive throughout all browsers yet.   
> I haven't programmed in these parts of the new HTML standard, so I  
> couldn't tell if it is ready for production in an application yet, as  
> far as storing any changes to the .odf document locally, so that  
> should be a goal if we are to pursue this.  Yet .odx is really just a  
> glorified xml document, so database storage in sqlite is also a  
> possibility, although one which I would not prefer to a simple flat  
> file.
> I really hope we can get this great library into ownCloud, even the  
> previewing, which is ready pretty much already, would be useful to  
> users.
> Thanks,
> Matthew McKeen
> mmckeen at ucla.edu
> P.S. I was also one of the contributors to the webOS application.  I  
> stopped when it seemed like webOS was going to die away.  I would  
> rather put my efforts some place more meaningful if the demand is not  
> there for a webOS client, however, I can help finish it if people  
> think that it is of benefit to the project.
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