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    Default What It Takes To Port An X11 Application To Wayland

    Phoronix: What It Takes To Port An X11 Application To Wayland

    For those wondering what it entails in porting a program that previously depended upon X11 and its APIs to now working natively on Wayland without XWayland, here are some FOSDEM slides to check out...

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

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    Question PDF anyone?

    It's a no-go not to publish slides as PDF nowadays...
    Still, a very interesting topic!

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    Ehh just download the ODP file open it in LibreOffice and click "Export as PDF"...

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    Cool No shit, Sherlock!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    Ehh just download the ODP file open it in LibreOffice and click "Export as PDF"...
    Thanks, dude, I wouldn't have ever found that out myself!

    Now, imagine a world where not everyone has LibreOffice on their computers. That's reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frign View Post
    Thanks, dude, I wouldn't have ever found that out myself!

    Now, imagine a world where not everyone has LibreOffice on their computers. That's reality.
    Or a PDF viewer... Or a web browser...

    Just install LibreOffice. It's free and open source as I'm sure you know.

    Alternatively, You can use Google Docs, a Firefox Extension, or one of the many online converters \ viewers...

    Really, if this was an MS Word document I'd understand, but a free open format with free open specifications? What the hell man?

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    Exclamation No!

    Quote Originally Posted by c117152 View Post
    Or a PDF viewer... Or a web browser...

    Just install LibreOffice. It's free and open source as I'm sure you know.

    Alternatively, You can use Google Docs, a Firefox Extension, or one of the many online converters \ viewers...

    Really, if this was an MS Word document I'd understand, but a free open format with free open specifications? What the hell man?
    LibreOffice may be free software, but dude, is it heavy!
    Google Docs and the other viewers are SaaSS's, not too good.

    Yo, I have to ask what speaks against just publishing it as a PDF. Hell, why would I want to modify it?

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    It was presented at FOSDOM right? When will a video to compliment these slides be available?

    Slides are meant to help a presentation, not give the presentation for you... You can't get 100% of the information from slides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frign View Post
    Thanks, dude, I wouldn't have ever found that out myself!

    Now, imagine a world where not everyone has LibreOffice on their computers. That's reality.
    So is a world where not everyone has a PDF viewer on their computers.

    Complain much?

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    Arrow

    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    So is a world where not everyone has a PDF viewer on their computers.

    Complain much?
    I get your point, but PDF-viewers are much simpler pieces of software than an office-suite.
    There are positive examples like gnumeric and abiword, but we don't have a sufficient counterpart for odp-files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frign View Post
    I get your point, but PDF-viewers are much simpler pieces of software than an office-suite.
    There are positive examples like gnumeric and abiword, but we don't have a sufficient counterpart for odp-files.
    And who says that ODP files need an office suite to be viewed.

    It's better to encourage open standards, rather than stick to a crappy, proprietary format just because it's the prevalent format.

    Otherwise, we might as well all just pack our bags and start using windows...

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