I'm a computer Engineering student, I would like to build a cloud computing "OpenOffice" version and connect some mail box with it and a cloud hard disk. so it can help employees to edit,save and share there document in the cloud.
can you help me please.
I need some information on how to start and how to make a cloud OpenOffice version on the web.
Thank you very much
It could be easy to implement your desire as you might guess, I think.
The key module would be "vcl" in the source code of OpenOffice.org.
outdev.hxx defines the OS independent interface of virtual devices such as OS dependent real display devices, printer, PDF exporter, and so on. The upper applications such as Writer, Calc, and Impress work with the virtual devices through the interface.
To build your own cloud version of OpenOffice.org, you could add a new virtual device that serves your remote users.
E.g. the virtual device could be a hand-made web server that translates GET and PUT requests from the client side into key/mouse events and drawing actions for the upper applications.
So, how? The virtual device would draw texts and shapes on the internal bitmap virtual display first and then send the changes of bitmap via well-known VNC server protocol or video streaming protocol to the client side.
The idea comes from my situation where a VNC server is located in my SOHO in Japan and I travel to the US, Germany, Italy, China, ... Wherever I were, the view of OpenOffice.org running on a virtual machine can be projected on my laptop through VNC viewer. Before leaving the US I leave a document of OpenOffice.org open and close the VNC connection. After arriving at a hotel in Germany I can work with the document without any interruption. For me, that is the cloud.
Anyway, I believe you can do it! :-)
Serving several users concurrently for a single document might be much more challenging and attractive.
Source files of OpenOffice.org 3.3.0
Get files OOo_3.3.0_src_xxx.tar.bz2 and extract them.
And then follow Alexandro's suggestion:
On 2011/06/26 2:31, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
Not a trvial job since OOo has more than 9 million of lines of code <http://www.openoffice.org/FAQ
s/build_faq.html#source>. But you will find most of the information here:
There might be much more cool, pragmatic ways. Anyone, any suggestions?