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Can I use LibreOffice for iOS app development? [closed]

asked 2014-03-18 12:50:02 +0100

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I want to use LibreOffice for iOS app development. Is it possible? If it possible then where from I get link libreoffice SDK or Code. I have found a link https://gitorious.org/libreoffice/cor... : but on this link files are missing.

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You want to use an application suite used to work with documents to create applications? That seems odd. Could you elaborate?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-12 10:30:42 +0100 )edit

@bencomp, I read the question as: they want to use the LO source code to create a related app under iOS e.g., perhaps for corporate / closed use or perhaps just to aid in the effort or porting LO to iOS. The question can use some clarity though.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-12 10:34:35 +0100 )edit

@oweng, right that could make sense. Is LO's source code suitable for iOS (as far as I know, it must be Objective-C)?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-12 10:42:23 +0100 )edit

@bencomp, the source code can be compiled for the ARM architecture, but there are numerous changes required for iOS compatibility. Most of the recent (2014) changes, indicated in the OpenGrok commit history relate to debugging / building for the platform.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-12 14:01:25 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-07-12 09:15:22 +0100

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The git repository details are provided on the Download > Development versions page of the LO website. All iOS-specific files are located in the ios/ subdirectory. As to whether it is possible to use this source code for app development on the iOS platform, I would think that generally it is. The ongoing effort to port a version of LO to iOS does however reveal that the source code needs quite some work to be iOS-friendly i.e., to get LO running in app form.

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