LibreOffice Now Toward Cloud Based Package, Get Ready To Welcome LibreOffice Online
But this time The Document Foundation announced through Italo Vignoli the release of LOOL (LibreOffice Online) in the cloud. Although LOOL development start was announced in 2011 and now in recent future, we’re going to use it. Now, much after 2011, we will be watching the release announcement.
According to me, the best about LOOL is that it is completely hosted by The Document Foundation itself, no any third party at all unlike Office 365 and Google Docs.
LOOL will include complete full document fidelity with LibreOffice desktop versions. All file types supported by Writer, Calc, and Impress will also be supported by LOOL, including OOXML and tens of other formats. No online office suite has achieved complete document fidelity across versions and devices. LOOL Would be the first. Fidelity is achieved by using the same rendering engine as LibreOffice desktop (via LibreOffice it).
Editing features will initially be similar to LibreOffice Editor for Android. They will provide a subset of the features available in LibreOffice desktop versions.
The web client will not need any plugin at all. Only Java Scrip and HTML 5 will be used. The web client will run on any device with modern browsers.
Now a bit about the release date. Well, there has not been any date announced yet but It is expected Open source or LibreOffice fans will not have to wait for long. I, personally curiously waiting for LOOL to use.