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    Phoronix: LibreOffice Merges Initial Support For Compiling To WebAssembly

    Merged into LibreOffice yesterday is initial support for an EmScripten-based cross-build and compiling to WebAssembly (WASM) for in-browser execution or potentially running on the desktop in a portable manner with the likes of Wasmer...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ice-WASM-Build

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    I cant wait for the electron app.

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    • #3
      What are the differences between this and Collabora Online?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        What are the differences between this and Collabora Online?
        $18/yr and branding.

        Those and longer support/bug fixes are the only differences I can see. Since they contribute to LO then we'll likely get the bug fixes if we're using an up-to-date LO version. Seems like a product designed for companies wanting tech support without Google or Microsoft strings attached.
        Last edited by skeevy420; 06 May 2021, 02:50 PM.

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        • #5
          And on desktops Writer, Calc,... are still a single executable. No progress in 20 years on that front but the really important issues like WebAssembly are finally being tackled...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

            $18/yr and branding.
            Actually, no. The work described in article is about running LO inside browser. Collabora Online (which also has free version) is a bit more complicated. The UI (menus and buttons) is in html/js, but the document is rendered by LO running on server and sent to client as images.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
              $18/yr and branding.

              Those and longer support/bug fixes are the only differences I can see. Since they contribute to LO then we'll likely get the bug fixes if we're using an up-to-date LO version. Seems like a product designed for companies wanting tech support without Google or Microsoft strings attached.
              Not quite the complete list here

              Originally posted by etam View Post
              Actually, no. The work described in article is about running LO inside browser. Collabora Online (which also has free version) is a bit more complicated. The UI (menus and buttons) is in html/js, but the document is rendered by LO running on server and sent to client as images.
              Yes earlier access to new features comes with Collabora version this can be a few years before the feature makes it to libreoffice or in some cases a totally different way of doing the same thing makes it into libreoffice that is determined to be better and then Collabora office moves to it.

              https://www.collaboraoffice.com/solu...-and-services/
              Yes if you have the money to be paying for the support services and you are after that work quickly paying for the supported version to get the features you have paid for quickly amount for commercial version Collabora libreoffice is normally small change due to how much the support services cost.

              Collabora does open source there stuff in the end. That not to say that there is not advantages paying for their products.

              Business paying for early access and ability to direct developers to problems business need fixed for productivity reasons makes Collabora payments worth while. Please note you can be paying more to Microsoft in MS Office subscriptions than paying for Gold level support services and the Collabora commercial versions and not have any way to have Microsoft fix the problems with MS Office that are effecting your business operations.

              Now to a non business user or a small business user this may not having the funds so instead wait for the features to work their way into Libreoffice normal release. Reality Libreoffice normal release is not much different to what Microsoft gives you with Microsoft Office you pay for in control where its get what we decide to give you. But with libreoffice being open source you can at times pay a developer to work on a single feature and get the fix merged if it critical that you don't have with the Microsoft Office as a small business or non business user. Yes the engineering support feature. Collabora is not one size fits all.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                And on desktops Writer, Calc,... are still a single executable...
                Why is this a problem?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by You- View Post

                  Why is this a problem?
                  When one crashes they all crash. Even without crashing...when importing a large spreadsheet to Base (~15min) none of the other LibO windows responds.

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                  • #10
                    So... basically no one has an idea what wasm support is for.

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