Yesterday WebODF released v 0.5.0 complete with a library, web editor and FireFox plugin.“Today, after a long period of hard work and preparation, having deemed the existing WebODF codebase stable enough for everyday use and for integration into other projects, we have tagged the v0.5.0 release and published an announcement on the project website.” This is a prime example of why using FLOSS is the right way to do IT. No sooner has ODF been established then developers can implement the standard many different ways, including a typical office suite and now an editor accessible from a browser. The whole world can easily implement this code as is or improve it and make the world a better place. Here’s how it looks on my Beast:
The FireFox plug-in works too. I’d say they have a winner here. This will spread like the dandelions on my lawn. Of course the current release of code lacks many refinements like being able to name a file saved but this is merely a demonstration file. What’s there works and the rest can be added more or less quickly. This is not the end of web editing to ODF but the beginning. See WebODF v0.5.0 released: Highlights.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.