Planet ODF

June 14, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Annual Report 2018: LibreOffice Conference

The LibreOffice Conference is the annual gathering of the community, our end-users, and everyone interested in free office software. Every year, it takes place in a different country and is supported by members of the LibreOffice commercial ecosystem. In 2018, the conference was organized by the young and dynamic Albanian community at Oficina in Tirana, from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28, the eight anniversary of the LibreOffice project. Here’s a quick video recap – read on for more details…

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On Monday, September 24, there were the internal meetings of TDF’s Board of Directors and Membership Committee, followed on Tuesday, September 25, by a meeting of the TDF Team in the morning and by the traditional community meeting in the afternoon. This is a unique opportunity for representatives of native language projects and community members to meet face-to-face and discuss localization and other topics.

Over 150 people from across the globe attended the conference, including LibreOffice developers, community volunteers and Google Summer of Code students. For several people, it was their first LibreOffice Conference and therefore the first time they had met other community members in-person.

Conference

The conference started officially on the morning of Wednesday, September 26, with an address by Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, followed by the “State of the Project” – a talk which outlined some project statistics since the Rome conference – and a Q&A session with TDF’s Board of Directors. The morning track ended with sponsors’ keynotes.

In total, there were around 80 presentations, covering all aspects of LibreOffice, from development to QA, from localization to design, from documentation to marketing, and to broader subjects such as building communities and making the LibreOffice project more inclusive.

The Development Track was the richest one in terms of the number of presentations, in two different rooms, and included the usual face-to-face meeting of the Engineering Steering Committee, the Google Summer of Code Panel and a Lightning Talk Session.

In the second room there were talks about ODF, reports about migrations to LibreOffice and the adoption of the Open Document Format in Israel, Hungary, Taiwan and Turkey, and presentations about the community and other specific topics.

In the third room there was a meeting of the Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA) and workshops about inclusiveness, documentation and certification. Finally, the conference wrapped up on the 28th of September with a celebration of the eight anniversary of the LibreOffice project.

Oficina was a great conference location, thanks to the availability of a large garden where people could relax between talks, enjoy the sunny weather, discuss with other community members about LibreOffice and take a large number of pictures.

Additional Events

In the evening of Wednesday, September 26, all conference participants met for the social dinner to better know each other and discuss – mostly informally – about their activity in the community. The event was also an opportunity to sample some local beer.

During the evening of Thursday, September 27, most conference participants met at Destil for the HackNight, to work and discuss while having some food. This was a good opportunity for people to get to know core developers, and get their opinion about the future development of LibreOffice.

The full program the 2018 LibreOffice Conference in Tirana is still available online. The Document Foundation and the LibreOffice community are now looking forward to the upcoming 2019 event, which is due to take place in Almeria, Spain.

June 14, 2019 08:22 AM

Miklos Vajna: btLr text direction in Writer, part 3

I already wrote about the btLr text direction in the context of Writer table cells as a result of a Collabora hack week (part 1, part 2). The next step in this journey is btLr text direction of Writer Text Frames, and building on top of that: DOCX Text Boxes. Here is a series of screenshots showing the result:

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Figure 1. tdf104353.docx, baseline
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Figure 2. tdf104353.docx, current
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Figure 3. tdf104353.docx, reference

You can see that the bug document is some kind of card you can print and fold in the middle: no matter if you are in front of the card or you are behind it, you always see the name and details of the person. Sure, you can do the same with a table with no borders, but using a Text Frame for this purpose is a sane use-case.

The text from the 3 paragraphs used to have the same horizontal position, and now it’s laid out the same way as Word does it.

Technically, this result is just the last commit in a series. I fixed the following problems since the last blog post on this topic:

All this is available in LibreOffice master (towards 6.4), so you can try it out right now, if interested.

June 14, 2019 07:36 AM

HackerNews

June 07, 2019

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June 07, 2019 06:41 AM

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June 07, 2019 06:29 AM

June 03, 2019

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June 03, 2019 07:00 AM

May 31, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: LibreOffice monthly recap: May 2019

May was an especially busy month in the project, with new releases of LibreOffice, events, workshops, interviews and more. Check it out…

  • We started with a new Month of LibreOffice. These are twice-yearly campaigns where we encourage people to join our community and help to improve the software. Everyone who contributes can claim a cool sticker pack at the end – and this year, we have some exclusive glass mugs for a randomly selected bunch of winners too! Learn all about it here.

  • You’ve probably heard of the Google Summer of Code, right? Well now there’s the Google Season of Docs – and LibreOffice is taking part! The goal is to give technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in contributing to open source projects, and to give open source projects an opportunity to engage the technical writing community.

  • Another event that’s being planned is the First LibreOffice Latin America Conference in Asunción, Paraguay. This will take place on July 19 – 20, and the call for papers is now open. Come and join our community there!

  • Meanwhile, our C++ workshops are still going strong – they’re a great opportunity to explore features of the programming language, with the help of experienced LibreOffice developers. The first one this month focused on binary trees, while the second covered binary search trees.

  • LibreOffice 6.3 is on the way! Our community is adding and polishing new features – and you can help to make it rock-solid reliable by joining a Bug Hunting Session. Alpha 1 is already available – but more testing versions will be released, before the final public announcement in early August.

  • Members of the German LibreOffice community met at Linuxhotel in Essen for a weekend of discussions, ideas, hacking – and great food! They created a list of tasks to focus on in the coming weeks and months, assigned to various members of the community.

  • On May 13, we talked to Vera Blagoveschenskaya from the Russian community, about her contributions to the project in Quality Assurance. Later in the month, we also had a chat with Buzea Bogdan who is also helping with QA – along with useful videos showing tips and tricks in the software. A big thanks to both of them for their contributions!

  • In other Paris news, LibreOffice Paris HackFest 2019 will take place on the weekend of July 5-6, at le 137, which is at 137 Boulevard Magenta, Paris 10e, France. The event is sponsored by INNO3, hosting the hackfest in their building, and The Document Foundation, providing reimbursement for travel and accommodation. If you’re in the Paris region, come along and say hello!
  • Finally this month, TDF welcomed Adfinis SyGroup to the project’s Advisory Board. Adfinis SyGroup is using LibreOffice for office productivity, in addition to providing professional consultancy to customers with SLA contracts to support migrations from proprietary software to LibreOffice. More recently, Adfinis SyGroup has helped Collabora to start porting LibreOffice to Apple iOS to allow drafting and editing ODF standard documents on Apple iPads.

Keep in touch – follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Mastodon. Like what we do? Support our community with a donation – or join us and help to make LibreOffice even better!

May 31, 2019 10:33 AM

May 30, 2019

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May 30, 2019 08:59 PM

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May 30, 2019 07:00 AM

May 29, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Annual Report 2018: LibreOffice Online

LibreOffice Online is a cloud-based version of the suite that end users can access via a web browser. It uses the same underlying engine as the desktop app, so that documents look identical across the versions. But where did it come from, what happened in 2018, and how can you deploy it on your infrastructure? Read on to find out…

Some History

Development of LibreOffice Online started back in 2011, with the availability of a proof of concept of the client front-end, based on HTML5 technology, produced by SUSE. In 2015, this proof of concept was re-written into an initial Online Development Edition by Collabora, allowing advanced users to check out LibreOffice in the cloud for the very first time.

In 2016, the first source code release of LibreOffice Online, a cloud office suite which provides basic collaborative editing of documents in a browser by re-using LibreOffice desktop’s “core engine”, was added to the master branch for the announcement of LibreOffice 5.3.

This last development brought collaborative editing to LibreOffice Online, a feature which transforms the application into a state of the art cloud office suite – the first to natively support the ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF) with collaborative editing features.

The rendering fidelity of LibreOffice Online is equivalent to that of the desktop software, and interoperability matches that of LibreOffice thanks to the support of both standard and proprietary document formats. LibreOffice Online has been developed mainly by Collabora, a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community.

LibreOffice Online in 2018

The main feature in online office suites is collaborative editing, and LibreOffice Online is no exception. The server module, which is key for this feature, is improved with every new major release of LibreOffice, with a focus on performance and security.

The graphical user interface was enhanced with the release of LibreOffice 6.1 by exposing various dialogs in LibreOffice core to the web browser. These dialogs were:

  • Writer: Find & Replace, Edit Style, Hyperlink, Special Character, Index Entry, Character, Paragraph, Bullets & Numbering, Table Properties, Spelling & Grammar, Word Count, Change Tracking Management, Insert Header & Footer, and Column Formatting
  • Calc: Ability to Add Autofilter, Ability to Filter Items via Autofilter Popup, Format Cell, Sorting Functionality, Support for Hidden Tabs, Support for Chart Data Series Editing, and Data Validation
  • Impress: Position & Size, Line and Area

The most significant improvements and new features announced at the time of LibreOffice 6.2 were the following:

  • Performance: improvements of scroll wheel, zooming, disk space, session and cache management, reduction of latency and unnecessary animation, and avoidance of repeated re-layout of comments & red-lines
  • Mobile: simplification of user interface, improvement of on-screen keyboard and cursor handling, addition of context toolbar and cleaning of other toolbars, and improvements to comment rendering
  • Integration: insertion of remote graphic from integration, addition of configurable time-limit for document conversion, installation of sample webserver config snippets, and addition of hosting/capabilities endpoint to list online features
  • Document signing: integration of Vereign compatible authentication and document signature, new LibreOfficeKit signing and certificate APIs, configuration to enable/disable the signature, and addition of a signing infobar
  • Other features: opening PDF files in a new tab instead of downloading them, improving configuration options for track changes, addition of a new shape insertion toolbar and of missing configuration defaults, and cleaner and more attractive 404 error reporting

LibreOffice Online Positioning

LibreOffice Online is server software which – to be fully functional – must be integrated with a service that provides file storage and authentication. As such, it can be considered an enabling technology for the public cloud of ISPs, or the private cloud of enterprises and large organizations, when it is integrated – for example – with enterprise file sync and sharing software, or a groupware solution.

The Document Foundation does not plan to develop or deploy a public cloud solution similar to existing products from Google and Microsoft, because this would not be in line with the original mission of the project. The task is therefore open to ISPs and providers of open source cloud solutions, with many options already available on the market.

Given the mission-critical nature of LibreOffice Online, The Document Foundation will not be maintaining binaries for enterprises, because this would create expectations which could not be fulfilled by volunteer-based support. However, builds of the latest code, suitable for home users and those who wish to contribute to development – which is encouraged – are available as Docker images.

May 29, 2019 01:50 PM

May 23, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: The Document Foundation welcomes Adfinis SyGroup to the project’s Advisory Board

Berlin, May 23, 2019 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announced today that Adfinis SyGroup – a Swiss FOSS company headquarted in Bern, with offices in Basel, Zurich and Crissier (Vaud) – has joined the project’s Advisory Board.

Adfinis SyGroup is using LibreOffice for office productivity, in addition to providing professional consultancy to customers with SLA contracts to support migrations from proprietary software to LibreOffice. The company has helped to organize the LibreOffice Conference in 2014, when the event was hosted by the Bern University, is contributing patches to the source code, and is also hosting various TDF servers and buildbots on their infrastructure.

More recently, Adfinis SyGroup has helped Collabora to start porting LibreOffice to Apple iOS to allow drafting and editing ODF standard documents on Apple iPads. The underlying base of the software is LibreOfficeKit, which uses the LibreOffice code base to do tiled rendering. On top of that, a HTML/JS solution builds the UI for platforms using VCL under the hood.

“Adfinis SyGroup has been a friend of The Document Foundation since forever, and has recently increased its involvement in the LibreOffice project with the port to Apple iOS. We share the same vision about FOSS as a key element for the future of technology and innovation, and open standards as the only available road to true interoperability”, says Marina Latini, TDF Chairwoman.

“Our support for LibreOffice is part of our strategy to not only use FOSS software, but actively enable its improvement, strengthening the ecosystem and through that making the solution usable for more people. We are working closely with our partner Collabora as they invest in the iOS port, as well as helping branded LibreOffice products to gain more market share in the enterprise environment. By convincing more corporate and government organizations to choose an enterprise subscription for a branded LibreOffice we help to fund resources to further improve the product and project. We’re looking forward to contribute our many years of experience as part of the FOSS community, as well as our strong network to enterprise customers, to the TDF Advisory Board in order to contribute to one of the most important FOSS projects”, says Nicolas Christener, Adfinis SyGroup CEO and CTO.
TDF Advisory Board’s (AB) primary function is to represent supporters of the project, and to provide the Board of Directors (BoD) with advice, guidance and proposals. In addition, the AB is at the kernel of the LibreOffice ecosystem, and as such is key to the further development of the project.

May 23, 2019 01:00 PM

May 19, 2019

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May 19, 2019 02:41 PM

May 16, 2019

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May 16, 2019 10:19 AM

CIB News: CIB sponsert Open Projects

Offene Standards mit ODF und Open Source mit LibreOffice powered by CIB OASIS ist eine internationale Non-Profit-Organisation, die die Entwicklung, Konvergenz und Ăœbernahme von E-Business-Standards vorantreibt. KĂźrzlich wurde die EinfĂźhrung von Open Projects angekĂźndigt, was uns als stolzen Sponsor von OASIS natĂźrlich besonders interessiert. Open Projects ist das erste Programm seiner Art und zielt darauf ab, die Welt ‌ CIB sponsert Open Projects weiterlesen

Der Beitrag CIB sponsert Open Projects erschien zuerst auf CIB events.

May 16, 2019 07:00 AM

May 11, 2019

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May 11, 2019 12:58 PM

May 09, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: OASIS announces the ODF Advocacy Open Project

The ODF Advocacy Open Project we have pre-announced at FOSDEM is now a reality. Yesterday, OASIS has released the following press release, which is just the first step of a new sustained activity focused on supporting the adoption of ODF – the only true standard document format available on the market – by governments, public administrations and enterprises worldwide, to increase interoperability (and thus knowledge sharing), reduce hidden costs associated to document management, and get rid of vendor lock-in.

OASIS Introduces Open Projects Program to Bridge Open Source and Standards Development

AirBus, CIB, Fujitsu, IBM, Red Hat, Siemens, Software AG, The Document Foundation, and others sponsor Open Projects

Boston, May 8, 2019 – OASIS, a global nonprofit consortium, today announced the launch of Open Projects, the first-of-its-kind program that creates a more transparent and collaborative future for open source and standards development. Open Projects gives communities the power to develop what they choose–APIs, code, specifications, reference implementations, guidelines– in one place, under open source licenses, with a path to recognition in global policy and procurement.

The lines between open source and open standards have been blurring for some time, and communities in both arenas have been calling for more flexibility and options for collaboration. Open Projects is a new approach that addresses the need for change in everything from handling IP to governance and decision-making, from funding to establishing trust and assuring quality.

“With Open Projects, we’re building a movement to transform the open source and standards world,” said Gershon Janssen, Chairman, OASIS Board of Directors. “We want to dissolve the barriers that separate communities. We want to empower groups with more control and streamlined governance. We want to support projects by giving them all the process they need–and not a bit more–so they can accomplish great things fast.”

Open Projects builds on the OASIS experience and reputation for producing quality work that’s been trusted and supported by governments and industries worldwide for more than 25 years.

“For many, open source has become a means of establishing de facto software standards. However, de facto standards are not recognized by many governments and institutions,” said Chris Ferris, IBM Fellow and CTO Open Tech for IBM. “OASIS Open Projects provides an important new opportunity to leverage the rapid innovation of open source in the process of developing open standards. The potential to achieve ISO, IEC, or ITU standards approval is a huge value for many important open source initiatives.” Ferris, who also holds a leadership position on the Hyperledger Fabric project, played an instrumental role in defining the OASIS Open Projects program and now serves on its Advisory Council.

The Open Projects program is being advanced by some of the most accomplished, regarded minds in open source today.

As part of the program announcement, OASIS is launching the first two Open Projects – Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) and OpenDocument Format (ODF) Advocacy.

The OSLC Open Project advances a suite of standard REST APIs to connect data and achieve the digital thread across domains, applications, and organizations. It is sponsored by AirBus, Austrian Institute of Technology, Bank of America, Boeing, Dassault, Fujitsu, IBM, Koneksys, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Red Hat, Siemens, Software AG, and Tasktop.

“OSLC helps create standard REST APIs that solve industry integration challenges,” said Andrew Berezovskyi of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. “Open Projects enables the OSLC community to produce deliverables that meet requirements from various stakeholders without being hindered by the weight of foundation bureaucracy or the baggage that comes with financial, legal, technical, and marketing administration.”

The ODF Advocacy Open Project promotes the world’s leading document standard. After being approved as an OASIS Standard, ODF was recognized by ISO/IEC and endorsed by governments around the world as a way to ensure permanent access to data and eliminate the risk of vendor lock-in. The ODF Advocacy Open Project is sponsored by CIB and The Document Foundation.

“ODF guarantees perennial access to data that can be transferred in a transparent way between different apps, computers and operating systems, getting rid of hidden interoperability costs, vendor lock-in issues and license fees,” said Italo Vignoli, Co-Founder, The Document Foundation.

Additional Open Projects for blockchain and other areas will be announced in the coming months. Further details about OASIS Open Projects are available here or email info@oasis-open-projects.org.

May 09, 2019 01:46 PM

May 08, 2019

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May 08, 2019 01:03 PM

May 07, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: First LibreOffice Latin America Conference: Call For Papers

The Document Foundation invites all members and contributors to submit talks, lectures and workshops for this year’s First LibreOffice Latin America Conference in Asunción, Paraguay. The event is scheduled for mid July, from Friday 19 to Saturday 20. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never spoken in public before, if you have something interesting to share about LibreOffice or the Document Liberation Project we want to hear from you!

Proposals should be filed by May 31st, 2019, in order to guarantee that they will be considered for inclusion in the conference program.

The conference program will be based on the following tracks:

a) Cases of migration to LibreOffice

b) Standard OpenDocument Format (ODF)

c) Community & Ecosystem

d) Resources & functionalities of LibreOffice

e) Quality Assurance

f) Localization, Documentation and Native Language Projects

g) Advocating LibreOffice

Presentations, case studies, workshops, and technical talks will discuss a subject in depth, and will last 30 minutes (including Q&A). Lightning talks will cover a specific topic and will last 5 minutes (including Q&A). To submit your proposal, visit https://latam.conference.libreoffice.org/

The talks will be presented in the auditorium of the Polytechnic Faculty of the National University of Asuncion (FPUNA). The authors of the approved talks will be notified by e-mail as of June 10 and the publication of the preliminary programming grid will be carried out on June 30. The event is free and registration is open.

If you do not agree to provide the data for the talk under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License please explicitly state your terms.

If you want to give multiple talks please send a separate response for each.

May 07, 2019 08:41 PM

May 04, 2019

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May 04, 2019 01:27 AM

May 03, 2019

Planet KDE

How I put order in my bookmarks and found a better way to organise them

I have gone through several stages of this and so far nothing has stuck as ideal, but I think I am inching towards it.

To start off, I have to confess that while I love the internet and the web, I loathe having everything in the browser. The browser becoming the OS is what seems to be happening, and I hate that thought. I like to keep things locally, having backups, and control over my documents and data. Although I changed my e-mail provider(s) several times, I still have all my e-mail locally stored from 2003 until today.

I also do not like reading longer texts on an LCD, so I usually put longer texts into either Wallabag or Mozilla’s Pocket to read them later on my eInk reader (Kobo Aura). BTW, Wallabag and Pocket both have their pros and cons themselves. Pocket is more popular and better integrated into a lot of things (e.g. Firefox, Kobo, etc.), while Wallabag is fully FOSS (even the server) and offers some extra features that are in Pocket either subject to subscription or completely missing.

Still, an enormous amount of information is (and should be!) on the web, so each of us needs to somehow keep track and make sense of it :)

So, with that intro out of the way, here is how I tackle(d) this mess.

Historic overview of methods I used so far

Hierarchy of folders

As many of us, I guess, I started with first putting bookmarks in the bookmark bar, but soon had to start organising them into folders … and subfolders … and subsubfolders …and subsubsubfolders … until the screen did not fit the whole tree of them any more when expanded.

Pro:

  • can be neat and tidy
  • easy to sync between devices through e.g. Firefox Sync

Con:

  • can become a huge mess, once it grows to a behemoth
  • takes several clicks to put a bookmark into the appropriate (sub)folder

Then I decided to keep it flat and use the Firefox search bar to find what I am looking for.

To achieve that, when I bookmarked something, I renamed it to something useful and added tags (e.g.: shop, tea; or python, sql, howto).

This worked kinda OK, but a big downside is that there is a huge amount of clutter which is not easy to navigate and edit once you want to organise all the already existing bookmarks. The bookmark panel is somewhat helpful, but not a lot.

Pro:

  • easy to search
  • easy to find a relevant bookmark when you are about to search for something through the combined URL/search bar
  • easy to sync between devices through e.g. Firefox Sync

Con:

  • your search query must match the name, tag(s), or URL of bookmark
  • hard to find or navigate other than searching (for name tag, URL)

OneTab

Several years after that, I learnt about OneTab from an onboarding website of a company I applied to (but did not get the job). The main promise of it is to loads of open tabs into (simple) organised lists on a single page. And all that with a single click (well, two really).

This worked wonders for (still does) for decluttering my tab list. Especially when grouped with Tree Style Tabs, which I very warmly recommend trying out. Even if it looks odd and unrully at first, it is very easy to get used to and helps organise tabs immensely. But back to OneTab…

The good side of OneTab is that it really helps keep your tab bar clean and therefore reduces your computer’s resource usage. It is also super for keeping track of tabs that you may (or maybe not) need to open again later, as you can (re)open a whole group of “tabs” with a single click.

As a practical example, let us say I am travelling to Barcelona in two months. So I book flights and the hotel, and in the process also check out some touristy and other helpful info. Because I will not be needing the touristy and travel stuff for quite some time before the trip, I do not need all the tabs open. But as it is a one-off trip, it is also silly to bookmark it all. So I send them all to OneTab and name the group e.g. “Barcelona trip 2019”. If I stumble upon any new stuff that is relevant, I simply send it to the same Named Group in OneTab. Once I need that info, I either open individual “tabs” or restore the whole group with one click and have it ready. An additional cool thing is that by default if you open a group or a single link “tab” from OneTab, it will remove it from the list. You can decide to keep the links in the list as well.

In practices, I still used tagged bookmarks for links that I wanted to store long-term, while depending on OneTab for short- to mid-term storage.

Pro:

  • great for decluttering your tabs
  • helps keep your browser’s resource usage low
  • great for creating (temporary) lists of tabs that you do not need now, but will in the future
  • can easily send a group of “tabs” with others via e-mail

Con:

  • no tags, categories or other means of adding meta data – you can only name groups, and cannot even rename links
  • no searching other than through the “webpage” list of “tabs”
  • as the list of “tabs”/bookmarks grows, the harder it is to keep an overview
  • cannot sync between devices
  • (proprietary plug-in)

Worldbrain’s Memex

About two months ago, I stumbled upon Worldbrain’s Memex through a FOSDEM talk. It promises to fix bookmarking, searching, note-taking and web history for you … which is quite an impressive lot.

So far, I have to say, I am quite impressed. It is super easy to find stuff you visited, even if you forgot to bookmark it, as it indexes all the websites you visit (unless you put tell Memex to ignore that page or domain).

For more order, you can assign tags to websites and/or store them into collections (i.e. groups or folders). What is more, you can do that even later, if you forgot about it the first time. If you want to especially emphasise a specific website, you can also star it.

An excellent feature missing in other bookmarking methods I have seen so far is that it lets you annotate websites – through highlights and comments and tags attached to those highlights. So, not only can you store comments and tags on the websites, but also on annotations within those websites.

One concern I have is that they might have taken more than what they can chew, but since I started using it, I have seen so much progress that I am (cautiously) optimistic about it.

Pro:

  • supports both tags and collections (i.e. groups)
  • enables annotations/highlights and comments (as well as tags to both) to websites
  • indexes websites, so when you search for something it goes through both the website’s text, as well as your notes to that website and, of course, tags
  • starring websites you would like to find more easily
  • you can also set specific websites or domain names to be ignored
  • it offers quite an advanced search, including limiting by data ranges, stars, or domains
  • when you search for something (e.g. using DuckDuckGo or Google) it shows suggested websites that you already visited before
  • sharing of annotations and comments with others (as long as they also have Memex installed)
  • for annotations it uses the W3C Open Annotation spec
  • stores everything locally (with the exception of sharing annotations via a link, of course)

Con:

  • it consumes more disk space due to running its own index
  • needs an external app for backing up data
  • so far no syncing of bookmarks between devices (but it is in the making)
  • so far it does not sync annotations between different devices (but both mobile apps for iOS/Android, and Pocket integration are in the making)

Status quo and looking at the future

I currently have still a few dozen bookmarks that I need to tag in Memex and delete from my Firefox bookmarks. And a further several dozen in OneTab.

The most viewed websites, I have in the “Top Sites” in Firefox.

Most of the “tabs” in OneTab, I have already migrated to Memex and I am looking very much forward to trying to use it instead of OneTab. So far it seems a bit more work, as I need to 1) open all tabs into a tab tree (same as in OneTab), 2) open that tab tree in a separate window (extra step), and then 3) use the “Tag all tabs in window” or “Add all tabs in window” option from the extension button (similar as in OneTab), and finally 4) close the tabs by closing the window (extra step). What I usually do is to change a Tab Group from OneTab to a Collection in Memex and then take some extra time to add tags or notes, if appropriate.

So, I am quite confident Memex will be able to replace OneTab for me and most likely also (most) normal bookmarks. I may keep some bookmarks of things that I want to always keep track of, like my online bank’s URL, but I am not sure yet.

The annotations are a god-send as well, which will be very hard to get rid of, as I already got used to them.

Now, if I could only send stuff to my eInk reader (or phone), annotate it there and have those annotations auto-magically show up in the browser and therefore stored locally on my laptop … :D

Oh, oh, and if I could search through Memex from my KDE Plasma desktop and add/view annotations from other documents (e.g. ePub, ODF, PDF) and other applicatios (e.g. Okular, Calibre, LibreOffice). One may dream …

hook out → sipping Vin Santo and planning more order in bookmarks


P.S. This blog post was initially a comment to the topic “How do you organize your bookmarks?” in the ~tech group on Tildes where further discussion is happening as well.

by Matija Šuklje (silver_hook) at May 03, 2019 10:00 PM

April 27, 2019

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market Insights Report 2019-2026: Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE - TheGamingRadar

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market Insights Report 2019-2026: Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE  TheGamingRadar

The global “Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market” consist of detail market report including segmentation, company profile, factors of growth, ...

April 27, 2019 12:28 PM

April 26, 2019

Private Sector Urged To Explore Potential Of Indian Water, Sanitation Market - OOSKA News

Private Sector Urged To Explore Potential Of Indian Water, Sanitation Market  OOSKA News

Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has said that the government is working on four verticals to achieve the target of ODF ...

April 26, 2019 10:46 AM

April 21, 2019

#OpenDialogFoundation implicated in money-laundering claims - EU Reporter

#OpenDialogFoundation implicated in money-laundering claims  EU Reporter

The fake human rights NGO Open Dialog Foundation (ODF), closely associated with Kazakh fugitive Oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, has, in recent years, attracted ...

April 21, 2019 07:00 AM

April 11, 2019

Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market Growth and Opportunity by 2025 | Huawei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE, Kamax Optic, Telecom Bridge - Gadget247News

Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market Growth and Opportunity by 2025 | Huawei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE, Kamax Optic, Telecom Bridge  Gadget247News

The qualitative research study conducted by HTF MI titled “Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market Analysis 2013-2018 and Forecast ...

April 11, 2019 12:12 PM

April 10, 2019

Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame Market Outlook to 2023: Emerging Trends and Will Generate New Growth Opportunities Status - VaporJobs

Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame Market Outlook to 2023: Emerging Trends and Will Generate New Growth Opportunities Status  VaporJobs

The Latest business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame?ODF? Market Insights, Forecast to 2025”.

April 10, 2019 11:33 AM

April 05, 2019

Global Floor Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019:- Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE - The Industry Updates

Global Floor Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019:- Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE  The Industry Updates

Market Research Store Exposed a new deep Industry research report focuses on Floor Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market, delivers detailed ...

April 05, 2019 09:09 AM

Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019:- Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE - The Industry Updates

Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019:- Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE  The Industry Updates

Market Research Store Exposed a new deep Industry research report focuses on Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market, delivers detailed analysis ...

April 05, 2019 09:09 AM

April 02, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Announcing the First Latin America LibreOffice Conference

This is the first ever LibreOffice conference covering Latin America, a rapidly-growing area for free and open source software.

Berlin, April 2nd, 2019 – The Document Foundation announces the LibreOffice Latin America Conference 2019, held at the Facultad Politécnica de Universidad Nactional de Assunción (FPUNA) in Asunción, Paraguay on July 19th (Friday) and 20th (Sat).

LibreOffice Latin America Conference will be the first event gathering LibreOffice users, advocates and contributors (not only development, but also localization, PR/marketing, documentation, quality assurance, … etc.) from different countries in Latin America, to exchange and share experiences and knowledge.

An exclusive translation sprint to Guarani will be held in parallel during the event with supervision of LibreOffice volunteer developers.

During the conference, we will discuss LibreOffice related business such as supporting and training, migrating to LibreOffice and the ODF true standard format, developing, and any other community activity in Latin America. In addition, we will have guests from the core team at The Document Foundation, which is a charitable foundation and the home of LibreOffice.

“The event will be an important opportunity for the consolidation of LibreOffice and free open source software in the region, bringing experiences from other countries for discussions and software development in Latin America” commented Alcides Javier Torres Gutt, professor at FPUNA. “FPUNA is proud to host the event for the Paraguayan FOSS communities, as well as advancing in the creation of a real LibreOffice with Guarani user interface”.

“The Document Foundation is a global organization, and as such wants to tighten the relationship with local communities in areas like Latin America, where there are huge growth opportunities for free open source software. A conference is the best way of putting together LibreOffice advocates, and sharing experiences and best practices at continental level” said Italo Vignoli, Marketing and Communication specialist at the Document Foundation.

Contact the conference organizers at mail address latinoamerica@global.libreoffice.org.

April 02, 2019 11:22 PM

March 30, 2019

Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market Assessment – Latest Insights on Trends and Challenges - Operanewsnow

Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market Assessment – Latest Insights on Trends and Challenges  Operanewsnow

HTF MI recently Announced Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame?ODF? study with 100+ market data Tables and Figures spread through Pages and ...

March 30, 2019 05:43 PM

March 27, 2019

ODF Wikipedia Page

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A second contributor to ODF development, [[IBM]]&nbsp;– which, for instance, has contributed Lotus spreadsheet documentation<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200607/msg00076.html|title=Formula subcommittee status|author=David A. Wheeler|publisher=office@lists.oasis-open.org, office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org|date=21 Jul 2006<!-- 13:50:46 -0400 (EDT)-->|accessdate=12 September 2012}}</ref>&nbsp;– has made their patent rights available through their'' Interoperability Specifications Pledge'' in which "IBM irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations."<ref name="IBM-ISP-list">{{cite web|url=http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/ossstds/isplist.html|title=Interoperability Pledge Specification List|work=Interoperability Specifications Pledge|publisher=IBM Corp|date=12 December 2011|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
 
A second contributor to ODF development, [[IBM]]&nbsp;– which, for instance, has contributed Lotus spreadsheet documentation<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200607/msg00076.html|title=Formula subcommittee status|author=David A. Wheeler|publisher=office@lists.oasis-open.org, office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org|date=21 Jul 2006<!-- 13:50:46 -0400 (EDT)-->|accessdate=12 September 2012}}</ref>&nbsp;– has made their patent rights available through their'' Interoperability Specifications Pledge'' in which "IBM irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations."<ref name="IBM-ISP-list">{{cite web|url=http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/ossstds/isplist.html|title=Interoperability Pledge Specification List|work=Interoperability Specifications Pledge|publisher=IBM Corp|date=12 December 2011|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
   
The [[Software Freedom Law Center]] has [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2006/OpenDocument.html examined] whether there are any legal barriers to the use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software arising from the standardization process. In their opinion ODF is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF.{{cn}}
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The [[Software Freedom Law Center]] has [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2006/OpenDocument.html examined] whether there are any legal barriers to the use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software arising from the standardization process. In their opinion ODF is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF.{{cn|date=March 2019}}
   
 
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Obligated [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/daycount/tc/office.html members] of the OASIS ODF TC have agreed to make deliverables available to implementors under the OASIS Royalty Free with Limited Terms [http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php policy].
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Obligated members<ref>[http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/daycount/tc/office.html office members]</ref> of the OASIS ODF TC have agreed to make deliverables available to implementors under the OASIS Royalty Free with Limited Terms [http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php policy].
   
 
Key contributor [[Sun Microsystems]] made an irrevocable intellectual property covenant, providing all implementers with the guarantee that Sun will not seek to enforce any of its enforceable U.S. or foreign patents against any implementation of the OpenDocument specification in which development Sun participates to the point of incurring an obligation.<ref name="SunOpenDocumentPatentStatement">{{cite web | url = http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ipr.php | title = Sun OpenDocument Patent Statement | work = OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC | author = Microsystems, Inc. | publisher = OASIS foundation}}</ref>
 
Key contributor [[Sun Microsystems]] made an irrevocable intellectual property covenant, providing all implementers with the guarantee that Sun will not seek to enforce any of its enforceable U.S. or foreign patents against any implementation of the OpenDocument specification in which development Sun participates to the point of incurring an obligation.<ref name="SunOpenDocumentPatentStatement">{{cite web | url = http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ipr.php | title = Sun OpenDocument Patent Statement | work = OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC | author = Microsystems, Inc. | publisher = OASIS foundation}}</ref>
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A second contributor to ODF development, [[IBM]]&nbsp;– which, for instance, has contributed Lotus spreadsheet documentation<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200607/msg00076.html|title=Formula subcommittee status|author=David A. Wheeler|publisher=office@lists.oasis-open.org, office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org|date=21 Jul 2006<!-- 13:50:46 -0400 (EDT)-->|accessdate=12 September 2012}}</ref>&nbsp;– has made their patent rights available through their'' Interoperability Specifications Pledge'' in which "IBM irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations."<ref name="IBM-ISP-list">{{cite web|url=http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/ossstds/isplist.html|title=Interoperability Pledge Specification List|work=Interoperability Specifications Pledge|publisher=IBM Corp|date=12 December 2011|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
 
A second contributor to ODF development, [[IBM]]&nbsp;– which, for instance, has contributed Lotus spreadsheet documentation<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200607/msg00076.html|title=Formula subcommittee status|author=David A. Wheeler|publisher=office@lists.oasis-open.org, office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org|date=21 Jul 2006<!-- 13:50:46 -0400 (EDT)-->|accessdate=12 September 2012}}</ref>&nbsp;– has made their patent rights available through their'' Interoperability Specifications Pledge'' in which "IBM irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations."<ref name="IBM-ISP-list">{{cite web|url=http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/ossstds/isplist.html|title=Interoperability Pledge Specification List|work=Interoperability Specifications Pledge|publisher=IBM Corp|date=12 December 2011|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
   
The [[Software Freedom Law Center]] has [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2006/OpenDocument.html examined] whether there are any legal barriers to the use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software arising from the standardization process. In their opinion ODF is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF.
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The [[Software Freedom Law Center]] has [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2006/OpenDocument.html examined] whether there are any legal barriers to the use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software arising from the standardization process. In their opinion ODF is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF.{{cn}}
   
 
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* '''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of [[Collaborative real-time editor|real-time collaboration]] by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>[https://www.kahootz.com/document-management/ Document collaboration]</ref>
   
 
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by 202.142.113.99 at March 27, 2019 11:32 AM

March 26, 2019

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019-2026 : Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE - Live Zone 24

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019-2026 : Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE  Live Zone 24

Recent study titled, “Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market” which covers detailed statistical analysis and enlightens market dynamics and trends ...

March 26, 2019 06:19 PM

March 10, 2019

NGO finds 1000+ defecating in open in ODF++ Ahmedabad - DNA India

NGO finds 1000+ defecating in open in ODF++ Ahmedabad  DNA India

NGO finds 1000+ defecating in open in ODF++ Ahmedabad - If the report of an NGO to be believed, the city still has open defecation spots.

March 10, 2019 08:00 AM

March 08, 2019

HackerNews

March 03, 2019

Microsoft to support ODF 1.2 open document standard in Office 15 - InfoWorld

Microsoft to support ODF 1.2 open document standard in Office 15  InfoWorld

Microsoft has demonstrated support for the Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2 standard in a technical preview of the forthcoming Office 15 productivity suite, and ...

March 03, 2019 03:28 AM

February 28, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: LibreOffice Asia Conference 2019, Tokyo: Call for Papers is open

Berlin, February 28, 2019 – Call for Papers for LibreOffice Asia Conference 2019, held at the Nihonbashi Tokyo Tower (at Cyboze, Inc., Tokyo Office) on May 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun), is now open.

LibreOffice Asia Conference will be the first event gathering LibreOffice users, advocates and contributors (not only development, but also localization, PR/marketing, documentation, quality assurance, ‌ etc.) from different countries in Asia, to exchange and share experiences and knowledge.

During the conference, we will discuss LibreOffice related business such as supporting and training, migrating to LibreOffice and the ODF true standard format, developing, and any other community activity in Asia. In addition, we will have guests from the core team at The Document Foundation, which is a charitable foundation and the home of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice Kaigi, the traditional local event for Japanese speakers, will be held in parallel with the conference. So, there will be an English track and a Japanese track.

Any topic related to LibreOffice and ODF, such as LibreOffice user cases, contribution experiences in different areas, technical analisys of LibreOffice code development, success stories of migrations from proprietary software, or tips and tricks about LibreOffice usage, and so on, are all welcome. All talks will be 25 minutes long, including Q&A.

We are planning to reimburse expenses to accepted speakers, based on TDF reimbursement rules, including:

  • Flight or bullet train tickets (please note that tickets for local trains will NOT be reimbursed)
  • Accommodations for two nights in a hotel (please note that luxury hotels will NOT be reimbursed)

Do not hesitate to send your proposals, even if you live far from Tokyo or in another country in Asia.

To submit your talk proposal, please send an e-mail to libo-asia-contact@libreoffice.jp with:

Subject: [CFP] Title of your Talk

Your Name:
Your e-mail address:
Your profile:
Title of the Talk:
Abstract: (around 300 words)
Estimate of expenses to be reimbursed (if you will be asking for reimbursement)

In order to allow everyone to plan in advance their travels and accommodations, the deadline for the call for papers is on March 10th (Sun) 23:59:59 JST (UTC+9).

We will inform all approved speakers by March 22nd (Fri) JST.

February 28, 2019 07:51 AM

February 26, 2019

Slashdot

Researchers Break Digital Signatures For Most Desktop PDF Viewers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A team of academics from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany say they've managed to break the digital signing system and create fake signatures on 21 of 22 desktop PDF viewer apps and five out of seven online PDF digital signing services. This includes apps such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, and LibreOffice, and online services like DocuSign and Evotrust --just to name the most recognizable names. The five-person research team has been working since early October 2018 together with experts from Germany's Computer Emergency Response Team (BSI-CERT) to notify impacted services. The team went public with their findings over the weekend after all affected app makers and commercial companies finished patching their products. In research published today, the Ruhr-University Bochum team described three vulnerabilities that they found in the digital signing process used by several desktop and web-based PDF signing services. Summarized, they are: 1. Universal Signature Forgery (USF) -- vulnerability lets attackers trick the signature verification process into showing users a fake panel/message that the signature is valid. 2. Incremental Saving Attack (ISA) -- vulnerability lets attackers add extra content to an already signed PDF document via the "incremental saving (incremental update)" mechanism, but without breaking the already-existing signature. 3. Signature Wrapping (SWA) -- vulnerability is similar to ISA, but the malicious code also contains extra logic to fool the signature validation process into "wrapping" around the attacker's extra content, effectively digitally signing the incremental update. Additional details about the three vulnerabilities are available in this PDF research paper [1, 2], this blog post, and this dedicated website.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by BeauHD at February 26, 2019 12:10 AM

February 24, 2019

Collective efforts taking nation fast towards ODF status: Modi - Daijiworld.com

Collective efforts taking nation fast towards ODF status: Modi  Daijiworld.com

Prayagraj, Feb 24 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the nation is fast moving towards becoming open-defecation free (ODF) before October ...

February 24, 2019 08:00 AM

February 23, 2019

Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2019 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner – SocioVibes - SocioVibes

Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2019 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner – SocioVibes  SocioVibes

The Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market report evaluates the growth trends of the industry through ancient study and estimates future ...

February 23, 2019 08:00 AM

February 21, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: My hack week at Collabora: btLr text direction in Writer

As mentioned in my previous such report, a hack week is when we are allowed to hack on anything we want in LibreOffice for a few days at Collabora. I used this time to implement core support for the btLr text direction in Writer.

Motivation

If you work with tables in Word, it’s very easy to create this writing direction: the context menu in a table cell has a menu item to set the direction of the text, where you can rotate the text by 90 degrees counter-clockwise or clockwise. The counter-clockwise btLr direction is the problematic one. Support for tbRl was fine already, since that is needed typically for Chinese/Japanese scripts as well.

Results so far

Here is how the baseline, the current and the reference rendering of btLr text looks like:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/o5t6-JQeeNaZpx0YURMvS6xUJv7L4KbkbKnn6VPQ0yzULxHFI15ufkwaw_m0FVY7B2tv8gOnTw1CEY2Uxq6BFTgXHlcorXS52J8X1-mNjsyHKYDmoNG-MQ9X1LtdUWmrLl_W3b2ifQ=w640
Figure 1. btlr-cell.docx, baseline
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Y8jXvq7TFyNoKVjwWd_QvJNJaOySZdKZE_HqqBaTwGoi_rExCee3eDAHx4AS49E7d7bcjG8SEgxnXOmdKFXaJx0MzmadungQ7D0SVqdSqC2trMC9InsHdKUTq1iwu5p8bDwUfIizng=w640
Figure 2. btlr-cell.docx, current
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KYSBaOiAMdy_U8shsb4zoS8J5uyZzwkFPZY4qIKTrHKlo-M-pCdiHHBUxZ9OmQ-uv_QkBiktXeprTQD6gANDvzDVi8JWs4-Ng2RL-uoMcQCrQNL6Hk7tjXSJBaaqxc2skfZzmepkqA=w640
Figure 3. btlr-cell.docx, reference

You can see how the second paragraph in the cell was missing from the rendered result and now we basically pixel-by-pixel match the reference.

How is this implemented?

If you would like to know a bit more about how this works, continue reading… :-)

The document model and UNO API were reasonably straightforward to implement, but the layout was much more challenging. Writer already supported 3 writing directions:

  • typically used for Latin (left to right, top to bottom)

  • Chinese/Japanese (top to bottom, right to left)

  • Mongolian (top to bottom, left to right) text.

This new one is also a vertical direction, also left to right, but bottom to top. The initial layout contained code to read the new enumerator from doc model, extend the SwFrame class to handle this new bottom to top mode, some handling of switching between horizontal/vertical mode and at the end mapping from Writer layout’s direction to VCL’s "900" font orientation. There are more things to handle in layout, but this was good enough to look at other areas as well.

The ODF filter required updating, which was a bit challenging as it was necessary to write different attribute names depending on which enumerator is used from an emumeration, and we don’t have good support for this. Once the filter code was in place, I could write some layout-level tests as well.

Since we have .ui files for UI descriptions, adding UI support was really easy.

Time came to step away from coding for a moment and write up paperwork to propose this feature to be part of the next ODF version (thanks to Andras for the help there!).

Finally I went back to layout, and improved things a bit more: after fixing baseline offsets, the positioning of the text was exactly matching what Word does. How do I know? I used this little script:

gs -dNOPROMPT -dBATCH -sDEVICE=jpeg -r75 -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=btlr.jpg btlr.pdf
gs -dNOPROMPT -dBATCH -sDEVICE=jpeg -r75 -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=btlr-word.jpg btlr-word.pdf
composite -compose difference btlr-word.jpg btlr.jpg out.jpg

Which allows seeing the differences between our and Word’s PDF output. Additional work was needed to handle multiple paragraphs in a table cell. At this stage I was happy enough with the rendering result, so finally pulled the trigger and replaced the old DOCX filter hack (using character-level rotation) with simple DOCX filter mapping from OOXML’s btLr direction to Writer’s btLr direction — i.e. what was already done for the tbRl case.

Future work

The feature works good enough already so that this new core feature can be used by the DOCX filter by default, but there are still a few rough edges:

  • the shell code (cursor travelling, selection painting, etc) only has partial support for this new direction

  • RTF and DOC filters are not yet updated

  • the ODF proposal has a list of contexts other than table cells where the new writing direction could be used, which lack UI/filter support/etc at the moment.

All this is available in master (towards LibreOffice 6.3), so you can grab a daily build and try it out right now. :-)

February 21, 2019 03:19 PM

Miklos Vajna: My hack week at Collabora: btLr text direction in Writer

As mentioned in my previous such report, a hack week is when we are allowed to hack on anything we want in LibreOffice for a few days at Collabora. I used this time to implement core support for the btLr text direction in Writer.

Motivation

If you work with tables in Word, it’s very easy to create this writing direction: the context menu in a table cell has a menu item to set the direction of the text, where you can rotate the text by 90 degrees counter-clockwise or clockwise. The counter-clockwise btLr direction is the problematic one. Support for tbRl was fine already, since that is needed typically for Chinese/Japanese scripts as well.

Results so far

Here is how the baseline, the current and the reference rendering of btLr text looks like:

btlr-cell.docx, baseline

btlr-cell.docx, current

btlr-cell.docx, reference

You can see how the second paragraph in the cell was missing from the rendered result and now we basically pixel-by-pixel match the reference.

How is this implemented?

If you would like to know a bit more about how this works, continue reading‌ :-)

The document model and UNO API were reasonably straightforward to implement, but the layout was much more challenging. Writer already supported 3 writing directions:

  • typically used for Latin (left to right, top to bottom)

  • Chinese/Japanese (top to bottom, right to left)

  • Mongolian (top to bottom, left to right) text.

This new one is also a vertical direction, also left to right, but bottom to top. The initial layout contained code to read the new enumerator from doc model, extend the SwFrame class to handle this new bottom to top mode, some handling of switching between horizontal/vertical mode and at the end mapping from Writer layout’s direction to VCL’s "900" font orientation. There are more things to handle in layout, but this was good enough to look at other areas as well.

The ODF filter required updating, which was a bit challenging as it was necessary to write different attribute names depending on which enumerator is used from an emumeration, and we don’t have good support for this. Once the filter code was in place, I could write some layout-level tests as well.

Since we have .ui files for UI descriptions, adding UI support was really easy.

Time came to step away from coding for a moment and write up paperwork to propose this feature to be part of the next ODF version (thanks to Andras for the help there!).

Finally I went back to layout, and improved things a bit more: after fixing baseline offsets, the positioning of the text was exactly matching what Word does. How do I know? I used this little script:

gs -dNOPROMPT -dBATCH -sDEVICE=jpeg -r75 -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=btlr.jpg btlr.pdf
gs -dNOPROMPT -dBATCH -sDEVICE=jpeg -r75 -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=btlr-word.jpg btlr-word.pdf
composite -compose difference btlr-word.jpg btlr.jpg out.jpg

Which allows seeing the differences between our and Word’s PDF output. Additional work was needed to handle multiple paragraphs in a table cell. At this stage I was happy enough with the rendering result, so finally pulled the trigger and replaced the old DOCX filter hack (using character-level rotation) with simple DOCX filter mapping from OOXML’s btLr direction to Writer’s btLr direction — i.e. what was already done for the tbRl case.

Future work

The feature works good enough already so that this new core feature can be used by the DOCX filter by default, but there are still a few rough edges:

  • the shell code (cursor travelling, selection painting, etc) only has partial support for this new direction

  • RTF and DOC filters are not yet updated

  • the ODF proposal has a list of contexts other than table cells where the new writing direction could be used, which lack UI/filter support/etc at the moment.

All this is available in master (towards LibreOffice 6.3), so you can grab a daily build and try it out right now. :-)

February 21, 2019 02:19 PM

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* [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] Association with members around the world that promote best practices in office productivity such as OpenDocument format.
 
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* [http://opendocument.xml.org/ OpenDocument XML.org] The official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300).
 
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* [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee] coordinates the OpenDocument development and is the official source for specifications, schemas, etc.

by InternetArchiveBot at February 21, 2019 10:55 AM

February 19, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: First LibreOffice Asia Conference

The First LibreOffice Asia Conference Will Be Held On May 25-26, 2019 In Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan

This is the first ever LibreOffice conference covering Asia, a rapidly-growing area for free and open source software. The call for papers will be launched soon.

Berlin, February 18, 2019 – After the huge success of the LibreOffice Conference Indonesia in 2018, members of the Asian communities have decided to raise the bar in 2019 with the first ever LibreOffice Asia Conference in Nihonbashi – the very center of Tokyo, Japan – on May 25-26.

One of the main organizers, Naruhiko Ogasawara, a member of the Japanese LibreOffice community and The Document Foundation, can’t hide his excitement: “When we launched the LibreOffice Mini Conference Japan in 2013 as a local event, we knew little about communities in other parts of Asia. In recent years we have attended the LibreOffice Conference and other Asian events like OpenSUSE Asia, COSCUP etc. We have realized that many of our colleagues are active and that our community should learn a lot from them. We are proud to be able to hold the first Asia Conference with our colleagues to further strengthen that partnership.”

“It’s a real leap of faith,” says Franklin Weng, an Asian member in the Board of Directors of The Document Foundation. “Asia is a rapidly-growing area in adoptions of ODF and LibreOffice, but our ecosystem for LibreOffice and FOSS has not been good enough yet. In this conference we’re not only trying to make the FOSS ecosystem in Asia more healthy, but also to encourage Asian community members to show their potential.”

Several core members from The Document Foundation will attend this conference, including Italo Vignoli, leader of the marketing and public relations community (and co-chairman of LibreOffice Certification Committee), along with Lothar Becker, who is also co-chairman of the Certification Committee. In addition, there will be community members from Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and probably China attending.

The main focus areas of this conference include:

  • Business workshop – which will be hosted by Lothar Becker and Italo Vignoli. Lothar and Italo will discuss business services: what are the fundamentals of LibreOffice business services, the current status of LibreOffice business in Europe, Asia and other geographies, and how we can support each other, etc.
  • CJK Hackfest – which will be led by Mark Hung, a LibreOffice Certified Developer in Taiwan, to discuss and hack CJK issues in LibreOffice.
  • Certification Interview – the second LibreOffice Certification Interview in Asia will be held during the LibreOffice Asia Conference, hosted by Italo Vignoli and Lothar Becker. So far total four or five candidates will be interviewed for LibreOffice Certified Migration Professionals and LibreOffice Certified Trainers.
  • Asia Local Certification for LibreOffice – which will be hosted by Franklin Weng and Eric Sun, two TDF members from Taiwan, to introduce the concept of having LibreOffice skills and trainer certifications in Asia.

The call for proposals will be launched soon in February. Besides the topics above, other LibreOffice and ODF-related topics are also welcome.

February 19, 2019 02:00 AM

February 15, 2019

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The '''Open Document Format for Office Applications''' ('''ODF'''), also known as '''OpenDocument''', is a [[Zip_(file_format)|ZIP]]-compressed<ref>Extract an odt file with unzip on Linux to see the actual resource hierarchy</ref> [[XML]]-based [[file format]] for [[spreadsheet]]s, [[chart]]s, [[Presentation program|presentations]] and [[word processor|word processing]] documents. It was developed with the aim of providing an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/charter.php |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |publisher=Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards |date=19 January 2005 |accessdate=6 October 2013}}</ref>
 
The '''Open Document Format for Office Applications''' ('''ODF'''), also known as '''OpenDocument''', is a [[Zip_(file_format)|ZIP]]-compressed<ref>Extract an odt file with unzip on Linux to see the actual resource hierarchy</ref> [[XML]]-based [[file format]] for [[spreadsheet]]s, [[chart]]s, [[Presentation program|presentations]] and [[word processor|word processing]] documents. It was developed with the aim of providing an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/charter.php |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |publisher=Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards |date=19 January 2005 |accessdate=6 October 2013}}</ref>
   
The standard was developed by a technical committee in the [[OASIS (organization)|Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]] (OASIS) consortium.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]}}</ref> It was based on the [[Sun Microsystems]] specification for [[OpenOffice.org XML]], the default format for [[OpenOffice.org]], which had been specifically intended "to provide an open standard for office documents."<ref>{{citation |url=http://xml.coverpages.org/openoffice-xml_specification_draft200012.pdf |format=PDF |title=StarOffice XML File Format Working Draft, Technical Reference Manual, Draft 9, December 2000 |date=December 2000 |accessdate=2010-08-08}}</ref>
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The standard was developed by a technical committee in the [[OASIS (organization)|Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]] (OASIS) consortium.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]}}</ref> It was based on the [[Sun Microsystems]] specification for [[OpenOffice.org XML]], the default format for [[OpenOffice.org]] and [[LibreOffice]]. It was originally developed for [[StarOffice]] "to provide an open standard for office documents."<ref>{{citation |url=http://xml.coverpages.org/openoffice-xml_specification_draft200012.pdf |format=PDF |title=StarOffice XML File Format Working Draft, Technical Reference Manual, Draft 9, December 2000 |date=December 2000 |accessdate=2010-08-08}}</ref>
   
 
In addition to being an OASIS standard, it was published as an [[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]/[[International Electrotechnical Commission|IEC]] international standard ISO/IEC 26300{{snd}} Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument).<ref name="odf12-part1"/><ref name="odf12-part2"/><ref name="odf12-part3"/><ref name="odf10"/><ref name="iso.org">{{citation |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=59302 |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 – Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1 |date=8 March 2012 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref name="http">{{cite web |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=59302 |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1 – OpenDocument v1.1 |accessdate=29 March 2011}}</ref>
 
In addition to being an OASIS standard, it was published as an [[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]/[[International Electrotechnical Commission|IEC]] international standard ISO/IEC 26300{{snd}} Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument).<ref name="odf12-part1"/><ref name="odf12-part2"/><ref name="odf12-part3"/><ref name="odf10"/><ref name="iso.org">{{citation |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=59302 |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 – Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1 |date=8 March 2012 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref name="http">{{cite web |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=59302 |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1 – OpenDocument v1.1 |accessdate=29 March 2011}}</ref>

by Johannes Rohr at February 15, 2019 08:00 AM

February 13, 2019

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope – Page 45315 – TheTokenClock - TheTokenClock

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market 2019 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope – Page 45315 – TheTokenClock  TheTokenClock

The Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame(ODF) Market report provides detailed insight, industry knowledge, market forecasts, and analytics to make ...

February 13, 2019 05:20 AM

February 12, 2019

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* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx Microsoft Office (2007, 2010 and 2013), Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format]
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx Microsoft Office (2007, 2010 and 2013), Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format]
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by Rooiratel at February 12, 2019 12:33 PM

Controversial think-tank #ODF in Brussels move - EU Reporter

Controversial think-tank #ODF in Brussels move  EU Reporter

Despite being banned from the EU, Lyudmila Kozlovska (pictured), president of the Open Dialogue Foundation, has relocated her HQ to Brussels, writes James ...

February 12, 2019 08:00 AM

February 08, 2019

ODF under Swachh Bharat Mission earn accolades; Nigerian team in Jharkhand to study success stories - thepolicytimes.com

ODF under Swachh Bharat Mission earn accolades; Nigerian team in Jharkhand to study success stories  thepolicytimes.com

The team, to study success stories of ODF, comprises officials from the Nigerian government and delegates from World Bank and UNICEF.

February 08, 2019 08:00 AM

February 07, 2019

Slashdot

LibreOffice 6.2 Brings New Interfaces, Performance Improvements To the Open Source Office Suite

An anonymous reader shares a report: New interface styles and feature improvements are available in version 6.2 of LibreOffice -- the most popular open-source office suite -- released Thursday by The Document Foundation. As with any software update, bug fixes and feature enhancements are present, making this release a significant upgrade, particularly for users coming from Microsoft Office, or working with files created with those programs. LibreOffice now supports SVG-based icons for toolbars in the Breeze, Colibre, and Elementary icon sets as an experimental feature, to better support HiDPI displays increasingly found in notebook PCs. The Elementary icon set was also improved significantly, adding a 32px PNG version, and fixing inconsistencies between the 16, 24, and 32px versions, as well as adding more icons across the set to prevent reverting to defaults. In LibreOffice 6.2, the "Tabbed" interface is now available for Writer, Calc, Impress, and Draw, and is considered sufficiently stable to be a default option. This interface mimics the oft-maligned "Ribbon interface" in Office 2007. The "traditional" Office-style toolbar is default, though the Tabbed interface can be enabled through the "View > User Interface" menus.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at February 07, 2019 05:38 PM

Govt launches 'Darwaza Band-Part 2' campaign to promote ODF sustainability - Indiantelevision.com

Govt launches 'Darwaza Band-Part 2' campaign to promote ODF sustainability  Indiantelevision.com

The Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen launched the 'Darwaza Band -Part 2' campaign focusing on sustaining the open defecation free status of villages across ...

February 07, 2019 08:00 AM

February 04, 2019

Floor Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market: Emerging Trends & Growing Popularity | Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE - GloballUp

Floor Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market: Emerging Trends & Growing Popularity | Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE  GloballUp

HTF MI released a new market study on Global Floor Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures ...

February 04, 2019 12:39 PM

ODT supported in GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware - IDM.net.au

ODT supported in GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware  IDM.net.au

ORPALIS has introduces OpenDocument Text file format (ODT) support in its SDK offer, GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK and DocuVieware HTML5 ...

February 04, 2019 09:48 AM

February 03, 2019

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Govt - Economic Times

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Govt  Economic Times

Over 4,000 urban cities have been declared open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official at the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry ...

February 03, 2019 08:00 AM

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free, says government - The Financial Express

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free, says government  The Financial Express

The official said almost all the urban cities will become ODF by the next month under the Swachh Bharat Mission, a flagship programme of the Narendra Modi ...

February 03, 2019 08:00 AM

January 29, 2019

Goa govt committed to make state ODF by Oct 2: Governor - Business Standard

Goa govt committed to make state ODF by Oct 2: Governor  Business Standard

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha Tuesday said her government was committed to make Goa open defecation free (ODF) by October 2 this year, the 150th birth ...

January 29, 2019 08:00 AM

January 28, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Community Member Monday: Pierre-Yves Samyn

Today we’re chatting with a member of the French-speaking LibreOffice community, Pierre-Yves Samyn, who helps our marketing and documentation projects with videos and translations:

Where do you live, and what do you enjoy in your spare time?

I live in metropolitan France. Outside of LibreOffice, I like to read, listen and play music.

In which areas of the LibreOffice project are you active?

Thesedays, my main activities for the project are:

  1. Following up the French part of the wiki (translation of the release notes mainly)
  2. The creation of videos, posted on the French TDF channel (click the playlist button in the top-left to see other videos):

     

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    I started with a more-or-less weekly rhythm, with the idea of making “videos of the week”, like the tips of the week we have on the Twitter account. I have kept that pace for around three to four years. Today, I make videos more according to the inspiration of the moment, or following a question that was asked. I also try to add English subtitles.

  3. The other thing I do in the project is to respond punctually to questions on English-speaking Ask LibreOffice site (not as often as I would like).

How did you get involved with LibreOffice?

I get involved through my work, at the time with OpenOffice.org version 1.1.3 if my memory is good. The software imported less than the ODF format for this project, consisting (in part) of using the software conversion features. I was immediately seduced, and reported to the project my experience in creating training support, user support, etc.

What was your initial experience of contributing to LibreOffice like?

Helping first: I was active member on the OpenOffice.org forum, then on all the French mailing lists (discuss, users, QA etc.) Then I moved on to testing new versions (reports or comment on Bugzilla). I also participated in making content for the wiki (creation/update of FAQs, macros, release notes…). And I participated in the documentation project (proofreading).

What tools do you use for your work?

Eclipse, Vim, Notepad++, Atom, VLC…

Finally, what does LibreOffice need most right now?

I probably do not have a sufficient overall vision of the project, but here are some topics that resonate in me (in no order of priority):

Many thanks to Pierre-Yves Samyn for all his help and contributions! Learn more about the French LibreOffice community here, and then get to know us – we’re a friendly, growing free software project, so by taking part you can meet new people and build up valuable experience. Join us today!

January 28, 2019 10:28 AM

January 27, 2019

PM Narendra Modi Over 5 lakh villages declared ODF - Mid-Day

PM Narendra Modi Over 5 lakh villages declared ODF  Mid-Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said more than 5.5 lakh villages and 600 districts have been declared open defecation free (ODF) and 98 ...

January 27, 2019 08:00 AM

January 23, 2019

Four state-run companies to help make Tripura ODF state - Daijiworld.com

Four state-run companies to help make Tripura ODF state  Daijiworld.com

Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS): Four state-owned companies under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry will provide Rs 80 crore to Tripura to make the northeastern ...

January 23, 2019 08:00 AM

January 07, 2019

Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2018 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE – The Space News - The Space News

Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2018 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE – The Space News  The Space News

The research study on Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market report study includes significant data and also forecasts of the global market ...

January 07, 2019 12:20 PM

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2018 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE, Kamax Optic – The Space News - The Space News

Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2018 – Hua Wei, 3M, Huber + Suhner, CommScope, SHKE, Kamax Optic – The Space News  The Space News

The research study on Global Rack Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market report study includes significant data and also forecasts of the global market ...

January 07, 2019 11:36 AM

January 05, 2019

‘Seven cities have tackled faecal sludge’ - The Hindu

‘Seven cities have tackled faecal sludge’  The Hindu

Seven cities – all in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – have been certified ODF++, according to the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban. The certification, an ...

January 05, 2019 08:00 AM

January 04, 2019

Open defecation continues unabated - The Hindu

Open defecation continues unabated  The Hindu

'Open defecation levels are still above 40% in ODF States; Swachh Bharat has not brought behavioural change'

January 04, 2019 08:00 AM

January 03, 2019

The Document Foundation Planet

LibreOffice QA Blog: QA Report: December 2018

General Activities

  • LibreOffice 6.1.4 was announced on December 18
  • LibreOffice 6.2 RC1 was released and it’s ready for testing
  • On December 21, the bug hunting session for LibreOffice 6.2 RC1 took place
  • bibisect repositories for LibreOffice 6.3 were created
  • Katarina Behrens (CIB) fixed some Drag&Drop problems on KDE5
  • Drew Jensen tested the Firebird assistant migration with an assembled group of test files
  • Luboš Luňák (Collabora) did lots of OpenCL fixes
  • New Bugzilla component “iOS”
  • Moggi wrote a blogpost about automated testing in LibreOffice
  • NISZ LibreOffice Team reported many Conditional formatting issues
  • LibreOffice 6.1.4.2 and 6.2.0.1 for macOS have been rebuilt to solve crashes and freezes affecting many users on MacOS Mojave
  • Jens Carl moved dozens of Java tests to C++
  • Balázs Varga fixed a bunch of chart issues
  • Justin Luth fixed an old annoying issue, where clearing direct formatting would damage the document styles
  • Andreas Kainz made dozens of Notebookbar and icon improvements
  • New team member Durgapriyanka continued to do a significant amount of triaging
  • KDE4 support was removed in master
  • Eike Rathke (Red Hat) reworked the Statistics dialog
  • Mike Kaganski (Collabora) added Scan support for LibreOffice x64 on Windows
  • Vasily Melenchuk (CIB) added support for exporting to .xltx and .dotx
  • Michael Stahl (CIB) reimplemented the hiding tracked changes mechanism
  • László Németh (NISZ) added support for native copy&paste of spreadsheet data in Writer tables
  • Many new features and improvements in LibreOffice Online

Reported Bugs

560 bugs have been reported by 347 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 22 )
  2. Xisco Faulí ( 21 )
  3. Regina Henschel ( 12 )
  4. Michael Weghorn ( 12 )
  5. Drew Jensen ( 10 )
  6. Vera Blagoveschenskaya ( 10 )
  7. Mike Kaganski ( 9 )
  8. Robert Großkopf ( 8 )
  9. Markus Elfring ( 7 )
  10. Roman Kuznetsov ( 7 )

Triaged Bugs

570 bugs have been triaged by 77 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 105 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 51 )
  3. raal ( 36 )
  4. durgapriyanka.arun ( 35 )
  5. Timur ( 35 )
  6. Roman Kuznetsov ( 30 )
  7. Oliver Brinzing ( 22 )
  8. Heiko Tietze ( 22 )
  9. Alex Thurgood ( 21 )
  10. V Stuart Foote ( 20 )

Fixed Bugs

208 bugs have been fixed by 49 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 37 )
  2. Mike Kaganski ( 29 )
  3. andreas kainz ( 12 )
  4. Xisco Fauli ( 7 )
  5. Eike Rathke ( 6 )
  6. Roman Kuznetsov ( 5 )
  7. Michael Weghorn ( 5 )
  8. Katarina Behrens ( 5 )
  9. László Németh ( 4 )
  10. Balazs Varga ( 4 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#120576 CRASH: Base crash without any notice with the option to migrate the embedded database from HDBSQL to FIREBIRD. ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  2. tdf#122116 LibreOffice 6.1.* crashes by recovering file at start over and over on Linux ( Thanks to Michael Weghorn )
  3. tdf#120454 kde5: Sporadic crash when right-clicking items in toolbar ( Thanks to Katarina Behrens )
  4. tdf#122059 ReportBuilder: GTK3: Crash in: Wallpaper::operator= Format -> Page crashes ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  5. tdf#121935 Cancelling database wizard at step ‘Set up connection to text files’ crashes ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  6. tdf#121810 Crash in: libgobject-2.0.so.0.5600.3 when selecting more on error dialog ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  7. tdf#121555 GTK3: Crash displaying menus with new elements ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  8. tdf#121838 Firebird: Mirgration: Certain ODB crashes application during Migration Assistant execution ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  9. tdf#121815 Crash in: FreetypeFont::GetFtFace ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  10. tdf#122136 clicking on class path make LO crash ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  11. tdf#122020 CRASH in SvTreeList::InvalidateEntry(SvTreeListEntry *) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  12. tdf#122127 Crash in: libmergedlo.so FORM EDIT using drag drop to move control from one dataform to another causes crash ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  13. tdf#121180 Crash restarting LibreOffice after applying an option (no crash if going via “OK”) ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  14. tdf#122269 CRASH: Closing LibreOffice after installing an extension with the extension manager open ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  15. tdf#121247 KDE5: Impress crashes at starting Slide show (presentation with animation and audio) ( Thanks to Aleksei Nikiforov )
  16. tdf#122016 GTK3: Crash closing LibreOffice in full screen mode with notebookbar enabled ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  17. tdf#121892 gtk3_kde5: Impress presentation minimizer crashes ( Thanks to Michael Weghorn )
  18. tdf#122152 CRASH closing LibreOffice while Sort dialog is open ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  19. tdf#122153 CRASH closing LibreOffice while XML filter settings dialog is open ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  20. tdf#122219 CRASH: closing Base while XML filter settings dialog is open ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  21. tdf#120750 Crash applying bold to textbox control ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  22. tdf#121266 KDE5: Impress crashes after selecting some of Slide Transitions ( Thanks to Aleksei Nikiforov )
  23. tdf#120885 nice Crash on choosing ‘more styles’ from dropdown ‘Apply Style ‘with graphic selected ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  24. tdf#122038 Crash modifying several options each requiring restart ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  25. tdf#121399 [gtk3_kde5] 6.1 stable branch: within Plasma-5 session w/ drkonqi: lo_kde5filepicker crashes every time on close (OK/Cancel regardless) ( Thanks to Michael Weghorn )
  26. tdf#122042 CRASH KDE5 backend crashes writer on close with selected text ( Thanks to Katarina Behrens )
  27. tdf#122335 Crash in debug build, when save a pptx file with custom shape to strict ODF 1.2 ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  28. tdf#121022 Contour editor crashes ( Thanks to Armin Le Grand )

Verified bug fixes

97 bugs have been verified by 17 people.

Top 10 Verifiers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 62 )
  2. Michael Weghorn ( 9 )
  3. BogdanB ( 8 )
  4. Balázs Varga ( 3 )
  5. Vera Blagoveschenskaya ( 2 )
  6. Jean-Baptiste Faure ( 2 )
  7. Justin L ( 1 )
  8. Mike Kaganski ( 1 )
  9. Aron Budea ( 1 )
  10. m.a.riosv ( 1 )

Categorized Bugs

915 bugs have been categorized with a metabug by 35 people.

Top 10 Categorizers

  1. Roman Kuznetsov ( 603 )
  2. Thomas Lendo ( 91 )
  3. Dieter Praas ( 59 )
  4. andreas_k ( 32 )
  5. Xisco Faulí ( 18 )
  6. Aron Budea ( 14 )
  7. Buovjaga ( 14 )
  8. Michael Weghorn ( 12 )
  9. V Stuart Foote ( 10 )
  10. Vera Blagoveschenskaya ( 9 )

Regression Bugs

93 bugs have been set as regressions by 18 people.

Top 10

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 46 )
  2. raal ( 10 )
  3. Telesto ( 7 )
  4. Timur ( 6 )
  5. Robert Großkopf ( 5 )
  6. Alex Thurgood ( 5 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 3 )
  8. MM ( 1 )
  9. Aron Budea ( 1 )
  10. Terrence Enger ( 1 )

Bisected Bugs

76 bugs have been bisected by 10 people.

Top 10 Bisecters

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 37 )
  2. raal ( 22 )
  3. Oliver Brinzing ( 4 )
  4. Aron Budea ( 4 )
  5. Roman Kuznetsov ( 2 )
  6. Terrence Enger ( 2 )
  7. Buovjaga ( 2 )
  8. Michael Weghorn ( 1 )
  9. Telesto ( 1 )
  10. Luke ( 1 )

Evolution of Unconfirmed Bugs

Check the current list of unconfirmed bugs here

Evolution of Open Regressions

Check the current list of open regressions here

Evolution of Open bibisectRequests

Check the current list of open bibisectrequests here

Evolution of Highest Priority Bugs

Check the current list of highest priority bugs here

Evolution of High Priority Bugs

Check the current list of high priority bugs here

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January 03, 2019 01:48 PM

January 02, 2019

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January 02, 2019 08:00 AM

December 24, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Try the LibreOffice 2018 Christmas Quiz!

How much do you know about LibreOffice – the software, the community and its history? We’ve made a little quiz for you to try out, so check out the questions below, and you’ll find the answers at the bottom. Good luck :-)

1 – LibreOffice is a successor to OpenOffice.org, which was based on the proprietary suite StarOffice. Which company was behind StarOffice?

A: Star Corp
B: Solar Sys
C: Star Division

2 – In which year was The Document Foundation (TDF), the non-profit entity behind LibreOffice, legally established?

A: 2009
B: 2012
C: 2014

3 – Who is the current chairperson of TDF?

A: Marina Latini
B: Michael Meeks
C: Thorsten Behrens

4 – LibreOffice includes a graphics editing tool – what is it called?

A: Create
B: Draw
C: Graphic

5 – If you don’t like the default icon set in LibreOffice, how can you change it?

A: Under the Format menu
B: Via Tools > Options > View
C: Using an extension

6 – What’s the standard document format of LibreOffice called?

A: OpenDocument Format
B: OpenXML Format
C: LibreDocument Format

7 – What is a “Hybrid PDF?”

A: It includes interactive elements and animations
B: It includes all fonts, to display properly everywhere
C: It includes the original source document, to allow editing

8 – LibreOffice includes a dockable window to help you move around complex documents. What is it called?

A: DocBrowser
B: Navigator
C: Overview

9 – If you want Writer to automatically add numbered captions when inserting objects, where do you go?

A: Tools > Options > Objects > Preferences
B: Insert > Image > tick “Add captions” box
C: Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > AutoCaption

10 – With which major LibreOffice release did the branding change to include cubes?

A: LibreOffice 4
B: LibreOffice 5
C: LibreOffice 6

11 – LibreOffice 6.2 will include a new (optional) user interface design. What’s its name?

A: TabBar
B: GroupedBar
C: NotebookBar

12 – Where did the 2013 LibreOffice Conference take place?

A: Berlin
B: Milan
C: Paris

13 – And where will the 2019 Conference be?

A: Almeria
B: Stockholm
C: Budapest

14 – Markus Mohrhard is a long-time LibreOffice developer, who has been involved in the project since its early years. What is his nickname?

A: Moggi
B: Marko
C: Maggi

15 – Another hard-working member of the community is “raal”, who helps out with events in the Czech Republic. But what’s his real name?

A: Stanislav Horáček
B: Zdeněk Crhonek
C: Jan Dvořák

16 – Finally, who can join the LibreOffice project and help to improve the software?

A: Experienced C++ developers
B: Members of The Document Foundation
C: Absolutely anybody

And now, the answers:

1: C
2: B
3: A
4: B
5: B
6: A
7: C
8: B
9: C
10: C
11: C
12: B
13: A
14: A
15: B
16: C, of course!

We in the community wish you all a great Christmas and festive time, and a happy new year. Here’s to a great 2019, with many more LibreOffice releases, events and fun to be had!

December 24, 2018 09:21 AM

December 20, 2018

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December 18, 2018

digitaleoverheid.nl]

Community Open Documentstandaarden helpt overheden

Gerlinda de Vries

Gerlinda de Vries is sinds september 2018 als Rijkstrainee in dienst bij het Bureau Forum Standaardisatie (onderdeel van het ministerie Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties). Het bureau zet zich in voor open ICT-standaarden. De opdracht van De Vries? Bouw een community rondom documentstandaarden. In gesprek met de community manager ‘Open Documentstandaarden’.

Verbindende rol

‘Toen we deze website gingen bouwen had ik een online community voor ogen waar leden elkaar ondersteunen rondom de problematiek en veranderingen binnen de documentstandaarden’, vertelt de Vries. ‘De doelgroep hebben we expres zo breed mogelijk gehouden. Zo kan iedereen die geïnteresseerd is meelezen en meewerken aan de community. Dat maakt ook dat er vanuit verschillende kanten ervaringen gedeeld kunnen worden. We profileren ons niet als expertisecentrum maar juist als verbinder. Daar waar kan verwijzen we door naar bijvoorbeeld DigiToegankelijk.

Stimuleren van interactie

‘We bieden leden nieuws, blogs, agenda en forums. Daarnaast plaatsen we ongeveer één keer per week een artikel over het laatste nieuws rondom toegankelijkheid of documentstandaarden. Op deze manier blijven de leden op de hoogte. Verder stimuleren we interactie zo veel als mogelijk. We schrijven zelf blogs of vragen anderen ze te schrijven. En leden kunnen natuurlijk zelf ook een blog plaatsen als ze bijvoorbeeld kennis willen delen over een specifieke standaard. Hier kan op gereageerd worden en zo ontstaat discussie. Verder staan we open voor input van de leden zelf. Als er veel behoefte is aan een specifiek onderwerp gaan we daar zeker iets mee doen. Zo zijn er vragen opgekomen rond marktpartijen en of we die ook moeten uitnodigen voor de community. Daar zijn we mee bezig’.

‘We profileren ons niet als expertisecentrum maar juist als verbinder’
Gerlinda de Vries, Community manager.

Elke standaard zijn eigen groep

Op de forums pagina zijn vier groepen te vinden, elk gericht op een andere standaard: PDF, html, Markdown en ODF. De Vries licht toe: ‘Binnen deze groepen kunnen leden vragen stellen, bestanden uitwisselen en de wiki raadplegen. In de toekomst zullen we waarschijnlijk andere groepen toevoegen. Per groep kan er gezocht worden op de verschillende categorieën: organisatie, gebruiker en beleid. Wil je bijvoorbeeld alleen nieuws lezen over PDF en het beleid, dan kan je de categorieën daarop instellen.

Pleio-profiel

Zonder Pleio-profiel kan de website alleen bekeken worden. ‘Om te kunnen reageren of content te schrijven of te delen is het noodzakelijk om een pleio-profiel aan te maken. In het eigen profiel kunnen leden interesses aangeven. Daarbij kunnen ze instellen of ze mail willen krijgen met een periodiek overzicht van alle ontwikkelingen en hoe vaak ze een overzicht willen ontvangen’.

Behoefte

Gevraagd naar waar de behoefte ligt van de leden, vertelt de Vries: ‘We zien dat er vooral veel vraag is naar ervaringen van anderen en manieren om de organisatie te betrekken. Het is niet alleen de verantwoordelijkheid van de communicatieafdeling. Iedereen die content produceert kan zijn steentje bijdragen’.

Hygiënekwestie

Een van de speerpunten van het huidige kabinet is ‘digitale inclusie: iedereen moet kunnen meedoen’. ‘In Nederland zijn er ongeveer vier miljoen mensen met een beperking. Deze groep mensen moet digitaal mee kunnen komen en hebben behoefte aan toegankelijke informatie. Zeker omdat de samenleving steeds verder digitaliseert’, aldus de Vries. ‘Toegankelijk zijn is dan ook eerder een hygiënekwestie, niet alleen een wettelijke verplichting.

De winst van de deze online community is dat we meer bekendheid kunnen geven aan het onderwerp. Niet alleen de bewustwording groeit. De kennis en ervaring die er gedeeld wordt, helpt andere organisaties bijvoorbeeld bij het kiezen van een strategie. Open Documentstandaarden heeft nu 50 leden en we hopen te blijven groeien.

Hondenvoer

‘Uiteraard proberen wij ook ons eigen hondenvoer te eten en we beseffen dat Pleio de toegankelijkheid nog niet helemaal op orde heeft. Pleio staat echter zeer open voor suggesties en verbeteringen en heeft al aangegeven dat ze hier zeker aan gaan werken’, besluit de Vries.

Gerlinda de Vries met tekstballon Open Standaarden.

Foto’s: René de Gilde

Het bericht Community Open Documentstandaarden helpt overheden verscheen eerst op Digitale Overheid.

by Elka Helmers at December 18, 2018 11:18 AM

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by Pepoluan at December 18, 2018 02:03 AM

December 15, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Open Document Editors DevRoom at FOSDEM 2019: Call for Papers

FOSDEM LogoFOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and takes place each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2019, it will be held on Saturday February 2, and Sunday February 3.

The Open Document Editors DevRoom is scheduled for Saturday, February 2 (from 10:30AM to 7:00PM, room UB2.147).

We are inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or the ODF standard document format, on topics such as code, localization, QA, UX, tools, extensions and adoption-related cases. Please keep in mind that product pitches are not allowed at FOSDEM.

The length of talks should be limited to a maximum of 25 minutes, as we would like to have questions after each presentation, and to fit as many presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool: https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19.

While filing your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself (name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be already stored in Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event”, then make sure to select the “Open Document Editors” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, please contact ode-devroom-manager@fosdem.org.

The deadline is Monday, December 24, 2018. Accepted speakers will be notified by Thursday, December 27, 2018. The schedule will be published on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Recording Permission

We will record and stream all main tracks, devrooms and lightning talks live. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). If, exceptionally, you believe there is a legitimate reason why your presentation should not be streamed or recorded, you must seek our agreement before submitting it.

In the “Submission notes” field, please indicate that you agree to have your presentation recorded and published under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). For example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to be recorded and to have recordings – including slides and other presentation related documents – published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International License. Sincerely, Name”.

December 15, 2018 08:55 AM

December 13, 2018

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'Around 9 cr toilets built in 4 years; 546 districts declared ODF'  Daijiworld.com

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December 13, 2018 08:00 AM

December 11, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Fundraising, December 11

A picture of contributors attending LibOCon in Tirana, during a break. Most of them could travel to Albania thanks to the economic resources made available by our generous donors. Consider a donation to LibreOffice, to support our contributors traveling to events to talk about LibreOffice and ODF: https://www.libreoffice.org/donate

December 11, 2018 09:50 AM

December 10, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Community Member Monday: Iwan Tahari on LibreOffice migrations in Indonesia

Many companies around the world use free and open source software (FOSS) to reduce costs, improve reliability, and free themselves from vendor lock-in. Today we talk to Iwan Tahari from FANS, an Indonesian shoe manufacturer, which has migrated to GNU/Linux and LibreOffice:

Firstly, tell us about your company, and your role in it…

I work at the FANS shoes factory in Tangerang, Indonesia. Our company has produced FANS shoes since 2001. As an Operation Director, I have to maintain smooth operation in the whole process, to improve our product quality and services. Currently, we have remote offices in Medan, Palembang, Surabaya and Solo that connect directly to our factory in Tangerang. All of our offices use free and open source software for daily operations.

When did you decide to migrate to open source software – and why?

We started to introduce FOSS to our staff in 2007 by dual-booting MEPIS Linux and Microsoft Windows XP on one out of three PCs that we had. It was a complete failure; the users almost never booted into MEPIS. Learning from the past mistakes, in 2012 we did a partial migration with five new notebook PCs installed with Linux Mint 13, for all managers and some higher-level staff members. Seven old PCs were still running Windows XP.

In 2013, we migrated almost all of the PCs to FOSS – only one Windows PC was left in the research and development department, because it was still using Corel Draw. In March 2014, we had a special training for using Inkscape, a vector graphics program. After the training, we fully migrated to FOSS. As of today, we still use only FOSS in all of our operations.

The main reason we migrated to FOSS was to have reliable and stable operations. Around 2012-2013, there was a nasty computer virus in Indonesia called Brontok. The main anti-virus programs were not fast enough to handle the widespread attack, so the only way to fix it was to reinstall the operating system.

This was so bad because of the high downtime in the reinstallation process. The only PCs that were not affected were Linux-based PCs. Since we migrated to FOSS, we have never reinstalled the operating system because of viruses or malware, even though we never use anti-virus software on our Linux-based PCs.

The other reason we use FOSS is cost-saving. Proprietary licenses are very costly; for each application we have to purchase separate licenses for each machine, while with FOSS the programs are completely free and we can install them on as many machines as we want. Our company has saved 133 millions Rupiah by using FOSS (around USD 10,000).

Tell us about your initial experiences with FOSS…

My first experience with open source software as when I was a university student. I graduated from CalPoly (California Polytechnic State University) in San Luis Obispo. My major is MIS (Management of Information Systems). One of our computer classes introduced us to Red Hat Linux. Honestly, I didn’t have a good experience with it (I believe it was Red Hat 4.0).

It took a long time and it was very complicated just to install the OS on an early Pentium machine (just to get the display to work correctly, and the configuration was really difficult for a regular user too). Well, it had a GUI, and some applications like AbiWord and Gnumeric but it was painfully slow. So at that time I believed that open source software was not for a regular users.

After I graduated, I worked in the logistics department of PT. Rodamas Jakarta (a nation-wide distribution company). One day, I saw InfoLinux magazine (a local Indonesian magazine that focuses on open source software) in the IT department. The magazine had a lot of good articles, and it came with a CD/DVD that contained a variety of Linux distributions. I also subscribed to this magazine. I become more interested in the open source world, and tried several live distributions like Knoppix without installing the OS.

Some came with OpenOffice which was similar to Microsoft Office. I liked OpenOffice better than Gnumeric and Abiword. My wife used to work in Haga Bank (a local Indonesian bank now acquired by Rabobank). Her office was using Fedora Linux and OpenOffice for daily operations without any critical problems. Learning from her experiences, when I became Operation Director at FANS shoes, I started the FOSS migration.

Why did you choose LibreOffice?

Because most Linux distros thesedays come with LibreOffice. It’s better to use the office suite that comes with the distro; it saves us time, as we don’t have to install another suite. For our company, LibreOffice is the best replacement for Microsoft Office. If there were no LibreOffice, we would probably have never migrated to FOSS.

I have an interesting story about LibreOffice: one time, my brother called me to ask for some help with his computer. He said he had received a Microsoft Office document file (docx), but he couldn’t open it. Unfortunately, his computer had an outdated OS and MS Office (Windows XP and Office XP).

He said that it’s urgent, that he needed to read the content of this document now. Well, it was late at night, so he was not able to get the installer from the computer store. So I said to him, try downloading LibreOffice, and see if it can open the file. So, he installed LibreOffice in his PC. He was really fortunate that the docx file could be opened with just a little problem (the text was not aligned properly), but at least it was readable. Since then, his computer has LibreOffice, and he continues to use it.

How popular is FOSS in Indonesia?

Open source in Indonesia is getting more popular. In the server market, open source solutions are growing rapidly here because they are cheaper than proprietary software. Unfortunately, it is not the same for daily home or office use of FOSS. Proprietary software like Windows, Office, Adobe suite, Corel Draw etc. are so dominant here. People are already familiar with these proprietary programs and are hesitate to change. Piracy is the main cause of the slow growth of FOSS in Indonesia – currently, there are more people using pirated software than original legal software.

It is very easy to get pirated software in Indonesia. It can be acquired at many computer stores – and sometimes it is included for free when purchasing a PC. So in fact, it’s much easier to get pirated software than FOSS. Still, our government is a little bit strict with pirated software in medium and large companies. Because of that, some companies have adopted FOSS. So I believe Free Software will keep continue to grow in Indonesia, but the adoption rate of FOSS will depend on the how good its marketing is, and also how strict the law enforcement of pirated software is as well.

What were your personal experiences in the Indonesian open source community?

At the early stage of the FOSS migration, I pretty much did everything by myself. I learned FOSS mostly from the web. Fortunately, most FOSS literature is available in the English language, which I can understand. In our company, the LibreOffice migration was a lot easier compared with migrations to other programs like Inkscape and GIMP. At first, we were having trouble migrating to Inkscape until we met Sokhibi (owner of Istana Media, and writer of several open source books).

We invited him to train us using Inkscape. From there, he introduced us to Blankon Linux (a custom Indonesian Linux distro). He was the Documentation Coordinator of Blankon Linux. Then the Blankon community helped us a lot in our migration – we even have a custom version of Blankon Linux specifically for our company needs.

Together with Ahmad Haris (Blankon Public Relation Coordinator), we created a writing contest for using FOSS, and we released an Indonesian Inkscape guidebook. In 2015, we had the GNOME Asia Conference in Indonesia – this was my first time being a guest speaker at a FOSS conference. I met so many excellent people from around the world that were helping the FOSS movement! I was introduced to other local open source communities (such as openSUSE Indonesia, Ubuntu Indonesia, the Indonesian Linux User Group etc).

Since then, I have been active with our local FOSS community, and our company has sponsored several FOSS activities/projects. In 2018, we held an Indonesian conference for LibreOffice. It was a big success, so many people are eager to know about the software. Sokhibi also released an Indonesian LibreOffice Writer guide, which is sponsored by our company.

The LibreOffice project was born in Europe, and had strong roots in that continent. What should we do to increase the market penetration in Indonesia?

It should be easy for LibreOffice to become more widespread in Indonesia. Most Linux distributions already include LibreOffice, so it’s no problem for Indonesian Linux users. Now, the problem is that there are only a small amount of Linux users here. LibreOffice is not known to most Windows users. I think LibreOffice’s marketing community needs to learn/adopt the strategy of Mozilla Firefox in winning the browser war with Internet Explorer. VLC (VideoLan Client) is also another successful open source software that is widely adopted in Indonesia. So these things need to be done:

  1. Win the format war with MS Office
  2. Local content (tutorial, books for using LibreOffice in Indonesian language) – LibreOffice’s Help needs to be properly translated to Indonesian too
  3. LibreOffice videos. We need a lot of videos about LibreOffice tutorials in Indonesian language. LibreOffice Promotion videos. All LibreOffice videos should be available on popular streaming media.
  4. Active Indonesian LibreOffice social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,etc) that are helping new users
  5. Indonesian LibreOffice ambassadors that are active within the community
  6. Reach out program toward schools and companies, and other institutions
  7. LibreOffice events, like the 2018 conference in Indonesia are good to penetrate the Indonesian market. Smaller events like release parties or mini conferences are also good. We could have join events with other FOSS projects
  8. LibreOffice marketing attribute like stickers, banners, T-shirts, etc
  9. Support for other platforms. Fully working LibreOffice for other platforms (ARM, RISC V, MIPS) should be available. The current LibreOffice viewer in Android is not enough. LibreOffice should also be available on emerging market of single-board computer platforms like Rasberry Pi, etc.

Thinking of the culture barrier and language barrier: which is the bigger one for open source?

With better technology, the language barrier will become smaller and smaller. We can now use many translation applications to help people adopt FOSS in many different languages. However, a culture barrier like the “piracy culture” I mentioned is not an easy thing to be solved. Probably it needs several generations of efforts to significantly reduce it. To end piracy, people need to change their mindset which I think is very difficult. We need to fight this piracy culture because it is bad for the whole community. For Indonesia, I believe this is number one enemy to the FOSS movement.

Finally, where do you see LibreOffice in five years from now?

I see great prospects for LibreOffice. In five years, I am sure LibreOffice will be gaining more and more users. The format war will be a long war, but in the end, the Open Document Format (ODF) will win the war. Like the web browser wars where the proprietary browsers are losing, I believe LibreOffice will one day win over MS Office. From version to version, LibreOffice is getting better and better while still retaining format compatibility, which is the key benefit of using LibreOffice. I believe LibreOffice will have a high chance to become the most-used in Indonesia with great efforts. When LibreOffice becomes the number one office suite here, I think all of the remaining South East Asia countries will follow.

Thanks to Iwan for his thoughts and feedback! One of the goals of LibreOffice is to be available in as many languages as possible, so if you’re reading this and want to help translate the interface into your native language see here to get started!

December 10, 2018 01:44 PM

December 04, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Fundraising, December 4

Consider a donation to LibreOffice to help the project produce even more gadgets for volunteer contributors, free software advocates and proud users, to raise the awareness of LibreOffice and Open Document Format (ODF)

December 04, 2018 07:34 AM

November 30, 2018

Odfjell SE: Mandatory notification of trade Oslo Stock Exchange:ODF - GlobeNewswire

Odfjell SE: Mandatory notification of trade Oslo Stock Exchange:ODF  GlobeNewswire

The Executive Management Team of Odfjell SE has today purchased 55,480 class A shares in the company. The purchase price for the shares is NOK 30.90.

November 30, 2018 08:00 AM

Controversial think-tank #ODF probed by Polish government - EU Reporter

Controversial think-tank #ODF probed by Polish government  EU Reporter

Polish security services have launched an investigation into the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) following serious allegations about its funding, writes James ...

November 30, 2018 08:00 AM

November 19, 2018

World Toilet Day: Challenges aplenty, but India on right track to be 100% ODF free, say experts - Daily News & Analysis

World Toilet Day: Challenges aplenty, but India on right track to be 100% ODF free, say experts  Daily News & Analysis

In May last year, Ravindra Kumar, an e-rickshaw driver based out of New Delhi was beaten to death after he opposed two individuals urinating in public.

November 19, 2018 08:00 AM

World Toilet Day: Challenges aplenty, but India on right track to be 100% ODF free, say experts - Daily News & Analysis

World Toilet Day: Challenges aplenty, but India on right track to be 100% ODF free, say experts  Daily News & Analysis

In May last year, Ravindra Kumar, an e-rickshaw driver based out of New Delhi was beaten to death after he opposed two individuals urinating in public.

November 19, 2018 08:00 AM

November 16, 2018

Northeastern states commit to get declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by year-end - The Sentinel Assam

Northeastern states commit to get declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by year-end  The Sentinel Assam

A regional review meeting of the North Eastern States was held here on Thursday held discussions on sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, solid and ...

November 16, 2018 08:00 AM

November 15, 2018

Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day - Daijiworld.com

Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day  Daijiworld.com

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS): Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on its Statehood Day on Thursday and seven districts were announced to be fully ...

November 15, 2018 08:00 AM

Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day - Daijiworld.com

Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day  Daijiworld.com

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS): Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on its Statehood Day on Thursday and seven districts were announced to be fully ...

November 15, 2018 08:00 AM

November 12, 2018

Future Competition Of Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2018 - Growth Opportunities and Outlook to 2025 - Perfect Observer

Future Competition Of Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market 2018 - Growth Opportunities and Outlook to 2025  Perfect Observer

The “2018 Future Of Global Wall Mount Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) Market to 2025 – Competition, Growth Opportunities, And Outlook Of Wall Mount ...

November 12, 2018 05:51 AM

November 05, 2018

Jharkhand To Be Declared Open Defecation Free State On November 15 - LatestLY

Jharkhand To Be Declared Open Defecation Free State On November 15  LatestLY

Ranchi, November 5: Jharkhand is all set to become an open defecation free (ODF) state by 15th November 2018. The day is also marked as the foundation day ...

November 05, 2018 08:00 AM

November 04, 2018

Jharkhand to become open defecation free by November 15, says Union Minister Uma Bharti - Times Now

Jharkhand to become open defecation free by November 15, says Union Minister Uma Bharti  Times Now

New Delhi: With the current rate of sanitation coverage in Jharkhand, the state will become open defecation free (ODF) by November 15, Union Minister for ...

November 04, 2018 07:00 AM

October 25, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Marketing Activities, January to September 2018

The new year at The Document Foundation starts with FOSDEM, where many LibreOffice contributors gather for the largest Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) meeting in Europe. In 2018 we had a booth in the main hall of building K, where most of the largest projects are based, and a devroom focused on OpenDocument Format (ODF) editing software.

The marketing team at TDF was in charge of the booth and the devroom, and also of logistics for the internal meetings and the hackfest organized at ICAB just after FOSDEM. I also helped to cook some real Italian pasta for the social dinner on Saturday, where the community gathered together with some friends.

Just before FOSDEM, we announced LibreOffice 6.0. We coordinated the announcement, drafting the documents for the press kit and organizing several pre briefings with journalists. As usual, thanks to the efforts of localization volunteers we were able to distribute the press release in some local languages.

We then followed up with announcements of minor releases, with a reduced emphasis in comparison with the major announcement.

After FOSDEM, we started working on TDF’s Annual Report, drafting most of the content and illustrations, and collecting images from community events for the final version. We have managed the final layout, using only free software (LibreOffice for drafting text and drawings, GIMP for tweaking images, and Scribus for creating the final layout, using the free fonts Carlito and Caladea).

After releasing the Annual Report, we started to concentrate on the next major announcement, preparing journalist mailing lists. We have a large number of contacts in media outlets around the world, which we have to update regularly.

Mailing lists are key to maintaining regular contacts with journalists. Of course, relationships must be nurtured over time, and the fact that we have always been proactive and responsive has increased our reputation. We have always replied to requests in due time, and pitched new article ideas as often as possible.

We also increased TDF and LibreOffice presence on social media, by increasing the number of tweets and posts. This will further grow in the next few months, as an increasing number of journalists are shifting to social media as the main source of information for news stories.

In early August we announced LibreOffice 6.1, with a test of the increased Twitter activity, based on a policy document that we drafted and shared with community members. We duplicated step-by-step most of the activities from the previous announcement, but we managed to organize a smaller number of pre-briefings.

In addition to these “major” marketing activities, we also managed several background tasks which are useful to keep TDF engine in good shape. The first is keeping track of donations, which provide the economic resources for the project. We are closely following donation trends, and have been implementing A/B testing for the donation page.

Starting from the month of November, this will include fundraising. If we want to bring the project to the next level, we need to raise money to increase the level of support for local communities, and for marketing and education activities behind the OpenDocument Format.

Last, but not least, we warmly invite community members to attend marketing calls. If the schedule is not the right one please let us know, and we will change it to suit your needs. If necessary, we can schedule two different calls to talk with people in different time zones (Asia and the Americas are hard to fit into the same time slot, but we have active community members in both continents).

October 25, 2018 07:00 AM

October 11, 2018

Slashdot

Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's Application: No One Knows If It's Dead or Alive, No One Really Wants To Look Inside

British IT news outlet The Register looks at the myriad of challenges Apache OpenOffice faces today. From the report: Last year Brett Porter, then chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, contemplated whether a proposed official blog post on the state of Apache OpenOffice (AOO) might discourage people from downloading the software due to lack of activity in the project. No such post from the software's developers surfaced. The languid pace of development at AOO, though, has been an issue since 2011 after Oracle (then patron of the project) got into a fork-fight with The Document Foundation, which created LibreOffice from the OpenOffice codebase, and asked developers backing the split to resign. Back in 2015, Red Hat developer Christian Schaller called OpenOffice "all but dead." Assertions to that effect have continued since, alongside claims to the contrary. Almost a year ago, Jim Jagielski, a member of the Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee, insisted things were going well and claimed there was renewed interest in the project. For all the concern about AOO, no issues have been raised recently before the Apache Foundation board to suggest ongoing difficulties. The project is due to provide an update this month, according to a spokesperson for the foundation.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at October 11, 2018 05:20 PM

October 03, 2018

ODF Wikipedia Page

Lonaowna: /* Software */ add MS Office 2019

Software: add MS Office 2019

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* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)
* [[Microsoft Office 2016]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows: read/write; OS X: read-only after online conversion<ref>{{cite web|title=View OpenDocument Format (ODF) files in Office 2016 for Mac|url=https://support.office.com/en-us/article/View-OpenDocument-Format-ODF-files-in-Office-2016-for-Mac-97644726-c089-487c-aac4-07b19fe92cc0|website=Office Support|publisher=Microsoft|accessdate=17 February 2016}}</ref>)
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* [[Microsoft Office 2016]] and [[Microsoft Office 2019|2019]] support ODF 1.2 (Windows: read/write; OS X: read-only after online conversion<ref>{{cite web|title=View OpenDocument Format (ODF) files in Office for Mac|url=https://support.office.com/en-us/article/view-opendocument-format-odf-files-in-office-for-mac-97644726-c089-487c-aac4-07b19fe92cc0|website=Office Support|publisher=Microsoft|accessdate=3 October 2018}}</ref>)
 
* [[Microsoft OneDrive]] / [[Office Web Apps]]<ref>{{cite web|last=Foley |first=Mary Jo |url=http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-adds-odf-support-url-shortening-to-its-skydrive-storage-service/12480 |title=Microsoft adds ODF support, URL shortening to its SkyDrive storage service |publisher=ZDNet |date=17 April 2012 |accessdate=13 August 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft OneDrive]] / [[Office Web Apps]]<ref>{{cite web|last=Foley |first=Mary Jo |url=http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-adds-odf-support-url-shortening-to-its-skydrive-storage-service/12480 |title=Microsoft adds ODF support, URL shortening to its SkyDrive storage service |publisher=ZDNet |date=17 April 2012 |accessdate=13 August 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[NeoOffice]]
 
* [[NeoOffice]]

by Lonaowna at October 03, 2018 06:29 PM

All rural 1,122 Villages In Nagaland Declared Open Defecation Free - The Sentinel Assam

All rural 1,122 Villages In Nagaland Declared Open Defecation Free  The Sentinel Assam

On the blessed occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, rural Nagaland was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on October 2.

October 03, 2018 07:00 AM

Asked to Cut His Speech Short, Puducherry MLA Shouts Back at L-G Kiran Bedi - News18

Asked to Cut His Speech Short, Puducherry MLA Shouts Back at L-G Kiran Bedi  News18

The government event to mark the Open Defecation Free (ODF) tag achieved by Puducherry, was marred by an on-stage altercation between L-G Kiran Bedi ...

October 03, 2018 07:00 AM

October 02, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Muhammet Kara: Recap: LibOCon18 & Tirana

Group photo from LibOCon18 This year’s LibreOffice Annual Conference has been held in Tirana, Albania on September 25 to September 28, 2018. It was organized by a group of independent volunteers from the Open Labs Hackerspace in Tirana.

I will try to give some information about my talks, and share my experience.

Talk Less, Listen More

In these kind of events, I usually tend to propose multiple talks and/or workshops, trying to do as much as possible in a limited time; but since the conference program was full of interesting talks and workshops, I wanted to watch & learn more, and talk less this time. :)

I have attended this year’s conference with two talks, one regular and one lightning.

Talk 1: ODF and LibreOffice Adoption in Turkey: a Status Report

Migration of public institutions to LibreOffice and ODF is going on in Turkey, backed by Turkish Academic Network And Information Center (TUBITAK ULAKBIM). Some ministries, public institutions and municipalities have already completed their migrations to LibreOffice and ODF. Migrations in some institutions are in progress. And many public institutions are waiting in the line. I talked about the history, current status, problems and the future plans of Turkey’s migration to ODF, LibreOffice, GNU/Linux (particularly Pardus) and open source software in general; and tried to answer the questions of the audience.

The reaction of the audience was very positive and encouraging. I got various help/support offers. We have also discussed/brainstormed on ways to ensure the success of the migrations in Turkey, during the Certification Workshop with Lothar Becker, Italo Vignoli, and the other fellow community members. This seems like one of the upsides of having such a great community full of fantastic people. :)

The slides of the presentation on Speaker Deck

Talk 2 (Lightning): Customize Dialog: The Road So Far and the Next Steps

In this lightning talk, I tried to give a quick status report on: What has been done/improved/fixed in the Customize dialog after GSoC 2017 until now; what is the current status, what is left to do, and the future plans.

Screenshot of LibreOffice Customize Dialog

The slides of the presentation on Speaker Deck

The New MC

The new MC of TDF I have run for membership of the new Membership Committee of the Document Foundation, and has been elected as a deputy for the next term. It was a pleasure being introduced to the community as part of the MC.

We had a joint meeting with the Board of Directors, and also some private MC meetings.

Must Do’s in Tirana and Some Tips

Tirana is nice and small Balkan city. You can go everywhere on foot or via a bike. Although there are more to do (like a walk to the mountains, or a bike tour to the north), I’ll try to give just a few tips.

Attend a Free Walking Tour

In my last day in Tirana, I attended a free walking tour. It took about 2 hours, and was guided by a nice Albanian named Eri. He showed all of the significant places in the city center, and gave extensive information about these places and the history of Albania & Tirana.

The tour starts at 10am and 6am every day, and the starting point is in front of the Opera house at the Skanderbeg Square. You may give some tip at the end, but there is no pressure to do so; the guide was super polite. You can find more info on their web site.

Eat Traditional Food

They have delicious food, mostly meat, and they use pork extensively; but you also have a lot of other options if you are a vegan or vegetarian.

You might try Era for some traditional food in a small and calm environment.

Bike Sharing

There some bike sharing services in Tirana (like Mobike). You may download their app to your phone, and see/rent the nearest bike. There are separate bike lanes in the main roads.

Buy Tourist SIM

If your GSM service provider also has high roaming prices like the most, then you should definitely get a tourist pack from a Vodafone store as soon as you arrive at Tirana. It costs around 10 EUR for 5GB data plan, 10 min international and plenty of domestic call minutes; and it will be valid for 2 weeks. There is a Vodafone store at the airport.

Avoid Exchange at the Airport

The exchange office at the airport (in the arrival hall) has a bad rate. Try to do your EUR <->LEKE exchanges in one of the offices in the city center. Many stores and taxis will also accept EUR.

Try Daily Tours

If you are going to stay for a longer period, then you might get bored after a while. So taking some daily tours to nearby cities might be a good idea in such a case.

Berat is one of the several options. This 2,413 years-old city, the pride of Albanian architecture which is under the protection of UNESCO, is located 120 km from Tirana.

Some Points of Interest

Tirana

  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Opera
  • Clock Tower
  • Bunkers
  • Pyramid
  • Et’hem Bey Mosque

The Language

You can speak in English with the most of the younger people in Tirana. Their language (Albanian) is called Shqip. Po means Yes, Yo means No. And here is a survival dictionary.

Overall

It was a great experience overall, with many interesting and illuminating talks from different parts of the world. We have met new friends, and had a good time with the old ones also.

Looking forward to the next LibOCon in Spain!

by Muhammet Kara (muhammetk@gmail.com) at October 02, 2018 12:00 AM

October 01, 2018

India won't get ODF status by February 2019: CSE - Economic Times

India won't get ODF status by February 2019: CSE  Economic Times

As per the government, India will lay claim to being an ODF nation by February 2019. Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, 76 per cent of India's villages have ...

October 01, 2018 07:00 AM

September 27, 2018

Swachh Sarvekshan Gramin 2018: Satara District of Maharashtra Bags Top Spot of Being Cleanest Among Rural - LatestLY

Swachh Sarvekshan Gramin 2018: Satara District of Maharashtra Bags Top Spot of Being Cleanest Among Rural  LatestLY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the open defecation free (ODF) a movement of respect for motherhood and women. Swachh Sarvekshan Gramin 2018: ...

September 27, 2018 07:00 AM

September 23, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: odfsig: an Open Document Format (ODF) digital signatures tool

I created a toy project to experiment with a few technologies I wanted to try out (cmake, googletest, xmlsec outside LibreOffice, libzip and AppVeyor). The result is a tool with a similar interface as pdfsig from poppler (for PDF files), just for ODF: a cmdline executable to verify the digital signature(s) in an ODF document.

The source code now has CI on Linux and Windows, so perhaps in a shape that is interesting for others to have a look as well. And if not, then no problem, it was interesting to put together these building blocks and see them working as expected. :-)

September 23, 2018 09:58 PM

Despite ‘Open Defecation Free’ status, rural Gujarat still needs lakhs of toilets - The Financial Express

Despite ‘Open Defecation Free’ status, rural Gujarat still needs lakhs of toilets  The Financial Express

Months after being declared as 'Open Defecation Free' (ODF), Gujarat still has requirement of lakhs of toilets in rural households, according to a reply to an RTI ...

September 23, 2018 07:00 AM

September 22, 2018

Open Defecation Free (ODF) Gujarat? Over 9 lakh homes lack toilets - Daily News & Analysis

Open Defecation Free (ODF) Gujarat? Over 9 lakh homes lack toilets  Daily News & Analysis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state is lagging behind in implementation of his pet sanitation programme, with a report saying that 9.34 lakh households ...

September 22, 2018 07:00 AM

Open Defecation Free (ODF) Gujarat? Over 9 lakh homes lack toilets - Daily News & Analysis

Open Defecation Free (ODF) Gujarat? Over 9 lakh homes lack toilets  Daily News & Analysis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state is lagging behind in implementation of his pet sanitation programme, with a report saying that 9.34 lakh households ...

September 22, 2018 07:00 AM

September 20, 2018

CAG Questions Gujarat Govt's Claim on Open Defecation Free Status - News18

CAG Questions Gujarat Govt's Claim on Open Defecation Free Status  News18

Gandhinagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said that the government's claim of Gujarat being 'Open Defecation Free' (ODF) appears to be ...

September 20, 2018 07:00 AM

September 19, 2018

The Document Foundation Planet

Jean Hollis Weber: LibreOffice 6.0 Getting Started Guide published

Cover of Getting Started with LibreOffice 6.0In September 2018 Friends of OpenDocument published the printed edition of the LibreOffice 6.0 Getting Started Guide, written by the LibreOffice Documentation Team. Free PDFs and ODTs are available from the LibreOffice website. Purchase printed copies from our store at Lulu.com.

September 19, 2018 09:06 AM