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    Phoronix: LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

    As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc3NjI

  • #2
    Wow they Port the Software to a CPU Architecture thats not even released, but not to a cpu architecture thats used since 13 Years.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nille View Post
      but not to a cpu architecture thats used since 13 Years.
      Which is?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nille View Post
        Wow they Port the Software to a CPU Architecture thats not even released, but not to a cpu architecture thats used since 13 Years.
        Porting is done based on interest or demand. Not on age

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
          Porting is done based on interest or demand. Not on age
          With all the buzz around AArm64 i expect like a million products to hit the market.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
            With all the buzz around AArm64 i expect like a million products to hit the market.
            Intel isn't really doing well in mobile (power efficiency), which is what everybody is using these days. The only conclusion you can make is that ARM is going to overtake them. Microsoft, Apple, and Google all have ARM platforms and they are trying to integrate all of them around common binaries (PNaCl, .NET, LLVM, etc). It seems obvious that AArch64 is going to be a big deal in the near future. We might even see 32-bit arm be a big deal, but I think all the 64-bit hype is going to push things in that direction (even if it isn't a good idea).

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            • #7
              How about they work on polishing the entire suite and gut out the remaining Java?

              Perhaps, focus more on OpenCL to work towards an HSA enabled solution?

              The defaults for the color picker seem to be designed by someone on LSD 24/7. The choice of presets for colors are moronic.

              4.4 Release Notes:

              Cut, Copy and Paste actions are now at the top of the context menu. fdo#71770 (Jeffrey Stedfast - Xamarin)
              Really? We have to wait until 4.4 to get something that should have been in 0.1? While we're waiting, show keyboard universal bindings for cut/copy/paste combinations [CTRL+X/CTRL+C/CTRL+V] or [Command+X, etc] in the submenu. It's standard HIG practice to have those visible to remind folks you don't have to live solely by the mouse.

              Mac OS X

              LibreOffice 4.4 requires 10.8+. The binary-packages provided will be 64 bits only.
              Seriously? What's next? Linux will require an OpenGL 4.x mininimum GPU to run it?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                How about they work on polishing the entire suite and gut out the remaining Java?

                Perhaps, focus more on OpenCL to work towards an HSA enabled solution?

                The defaults for the color picker seem to be designed by someone on LSD 24/7. The choice of presets for colors are moronic.
                The skillsets are not interchangeable. Porting is very different from UI design work. Perhaps you can try filing bug reports?

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                • #9
                  Is there a port for MIPS yet?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vadix View Post
                    Intel isn't really doing well in mobile (power efficiency), which is what everybody is using these days. The only conclusion you can make is that ARM is going to overtake them. Microsoft, Apple, and Google all have ARM platforms and they are trying to integrate all of them around common binaries (PNaCl, .NET, LLVM, etc). It seems obvious that AArch64 is going to be a big deal in the near future. We might even see 32-bit arm be a big deal, but I think all the 64-bit hype is going to push things in that direction (even if it isn't a good idea).
                    As i said before there are still people that need x86. Mainly those using proprietary apps. And companies that make them are slow in general. We still don't have proper FOSS solutions (or industry standard apps if you prefer) for many things (CAD, Video Editing, Math).

                    BTW i'd be all over a light, nicely designed AArm64, Coreboot, Linux, feature full Foss GPU driver, HiDPI screen, 16gb ram, fast SSD, looooong baterry life laptop. Hope someone makes it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BSDude View Post
                      Is there a port for MIPS yet?
                      Answer to your question

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                        How about they work on polishing the entire suite and gut out the remaining Java?
                        Java is needed just in Base - which is not really interesting for most of people anyway.

                        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                        Perhaps, focus more on OpenCL to work towards an HSA enabled solution?
                        Perhaps, perhaps not..

                        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                        The defaults for the color picker seem to be designed by someone on LSD 24/7. The choice of presets for colors are moronic.
                        I think someone on LSD 24/7 is just perfect to pick colors...

                        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                        Really? We have to wait until 4.4 to get something that should have been in 0.1?
                        Yes.. poor users - just imagine all the "carpal tunnel syndrome" LO caused because of this.

                        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                        While we're waiting, show keyboard universal bindings for cut/copy/paste combinations [CTRL+X/CTRL+C/CTRL+V] or [Command+X, etc] in the submenu. It's standard HIG practice to have those visible to remind folks you don't have to live solely by the mouse.
                        Oh universal like in Firefox or MS Office, I see. What do you say? They don't show it either.. blasphemy.

                        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                        Seriously? What's next? Linux will require an OpenGL 4.x mininimum GPU to run it?
                        No no.. not 4.0 - it will probably just be 3.0.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                          BTW i'd be all over a light, nicely designed AArm64, Coreboot, Linux, feature full Foss GPU driver, HiDPI screen, 16gb ram, fast SSD, looooong baterry life laptop. Hope someone makes it.
                          I second this.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            As i said before there are still people that need x86. Mainly those using proprietary apps. And companies that make them are slow in general. We still don't have proper FOSS solutions (or industry standard apps if you prefer) for many things (CAD, Video Editing, Math).

                            BTW i'd be all over a light, nicely designed AArm64, Coreboot, Linux, feature full Foss GPU driver, HiDPI screen, 16gb ram, fast SSD, looooong baterry life laptop. Hope someone makes it.
                            I doubt that will appear in the near future. The thing is

                            - you need arm64 because the apps are getting slower and more bloated. You need enormous amount of power now to fire up even simple apps like calendar. The hw requirements on my Android for calendar / email are much higher than on 64-bit desktop (!) Yet the apps are much simpler and have less features (e.g. no gpg plugin in std android email app)
                            - coreboot - not in proprietary laptops
                            - linux - probably will run next gen android
                            - foss gpu driver - nope
                            - hidpi - ok
                            - 16gb ram - soon there. the android phones have 4gb now for fart apps and calendars
                            - fast ssd - nope, the data will be stored in cloud
                            - loong battery life - the battery will not be replaceable since this is more profitable. also the battery life won't be better than now thanks to all the accumulating bloat

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by caligula View Post
                              I doubt that will appear in the near future. The thing is

                              - you need arm64 because the apps are getting slower and more bloated. You need enormous amount of power now to fire up even simple apps like calendar. The hw requirements on my Android for calendar / email are much higher than on 64-bit desktop (!) Yet the apps are much simpler and have less features (e.g. no gpg plugin in std android email app)
                              - coreboot - not in proprietary laptops
                              - linux - probably will run next gen android
                              - foss gpu driver - nope
                              - hidpi - ok
                              - 16gb ram - soon there. the android phones have 4gb now for fart apps and calendars
                              - fast ssd - nope, the data will be stored in cloud
                              - loong battery life - the battery will not be replaceable since this is more profitable. also the battery life won't be better than now thanks to all the accumulating bloat
                              Well it was just wistful thinking. A chip that seems like a good base for what i asked is nvidias 64 bit arms.

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