Tuesday, August 24, 2010

RDF metadata supporting coming into Freoffice

Metadata in office documents are represented by RDF  according to Open Document Formats ODF1.2 office document standards.

Imagine you are reading a document and you decide to call a person discussed in the document. well it would be easy if this follows a standard way of representing metadata data about people, location, events, etc.

So here here is a nice demo developed by Sugnan Prabhu in a very short time span  with the help from Jos Vandenoever, great work guys !!

It is particularly very valuable for mobile use case as while you are on the go you can initiate a call, send SMS back to the author to do changes to the document or provide feedback based on the track changes on.

Watch this space for more such innovations but please note not all of them might actually realise soon.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Freoffice can be used with multiple languages, check out the virtual keyboard inbuilt

You can write in multiple languages in Freoffice. Check out the Video here:

In the next release you should be able to utilise this keyboard where you can pick which language you would like to write in and start typing in your language of choice. For now we have only few languages hardcoded in the 2.2.9 release available from maemo extras devel repository for Maemo. The Keyboard is developed as a technical feasibility and is not yet designed for best usability hence it is hidden in the current user interface.

In order to try it out open a document go into edit mode and use the "CNTRL+K" key combination to try out the keyboards. You can infact even write in 2 - 5 languages as you see in the video demo :-)

We are interested to see more languages to be added to freoffice, your contributions are warmly welcome, just join us at #freoffice IRC channel in freenode. If you want your favourite language you are welcome to contribute just appear in the IRC channel and join us make this exciting project fun developing :-) Welcome onboard..

Monday, August 9, 2010

Freoffice Last week taking a short break before making a big release

Last we had a short break from a busy schedule of  implementing new features in Freoffice @ Bangalore, India. We will soon make a new release with most fixes to bugs spotted by  the early users from maemo garage. 

We also have a lot of cool features cooking in Freoffice project which are scheduled in the next release. all feature put together should make the FreOffice application the most comprehensive mobile office suite. Lets see until we hear from you atleast thats what we think about it. Next Release will be made as soon as we are happy with the fixes and think it is good to use by you. Meanwhile we get it ready for your use please bear with us.

Anyway about our dinner evening, we were probably the only table who had 17 N900's on the table in India :-) having dinner together and trying out the freoffice features at the dinner table.  Thanks mani for finding us a good restuarant !!

You might find some familiar faces, sorry the quality of the picture did not turn out very good.