Anyone porting Open Office?

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  1. IceBerg

    IceBerg New Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone has begun porting open office to the iPad. Though Pages and Numbers are relatively cheap, I'm still a fan of Open Office and would like to see it on the iPad. Especially if Presenter can use the VGA and Component out.
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    Open office is in Java. The only real way that I would see it being done is via this Click Me. But, just purchasing pages & numbers & keynote now would probably be a fine Cost/Time ratio
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    Openoffice isn't java. It uses the native toolkits (GTK/Qt on Linux, Aqua on Mac, etc.)

    But its only x86, and there's no incentive to port it to either ARM or iPhone OS.
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    I thought it was java because whenever you update java it tells you that you should install it.
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    SilentWalker Retired Moderator

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    That's because Sun Microsystems makes OpenOffice. Sun also makes Java. It's shameless advertising...

    ...well not really, but they're promoting their product.
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    IceBerg New Member

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    OOo is not Java but has some Java optional features. I don't even know what they are as I don't install the Java version.

    I have no doubt P-N-K is worth the 30USD, I was mainly concerned with if it was being done I would save my money. Since it's not I will probably pick up the P-N-K package. I also really need a collaborative whiteboard with vga out support, but I will make a separate post about that.
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    I hope so

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    Then again iWork does look awesome on the iPad.
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    I just got Pages off the App Store. It runs quite well...I typed an entire report on it comfortably.

    Numbers and Keynote you probably won't need or use that much.
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    We use excel a lot and if I can go away from a heavy MBP on the road to something light I will we convert CSV and XLS all day long into a format usable by our importer. Keynotes if it will use the VGA will also be helpful for our sales presentations, I only wish I had a full feature web browser that would mirror out over the vga out.
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    Well then in any case, that's still less than half of the full iWork for Mac suite ($79).

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