Open SourcePresented the first alpha release of the free version of the office suite Calligra for Android.

The development is within the recently initiated project Coffice, aimed at creating a version Calligra for mobile platforms such as Android, Blackberry 10, Jolla SailfishOS and Ubuntu Phone. Set the finished assembly mobile version of the catalog can be Calligra Google Play. Build size is 2.5 MB (without Qt). To install and operate the Qt-library of additional software needed Ministro.

In the first phase of its development Coffice growing company like Nokia document viewer for smartphone N9, and currently includes only interface to view ODT-documents, based at the Calligra Words. In the second phase will integrate support the formats doc / docx and allow editing of documents. Going forward porting spreadsheet Calligra Sheets and programs to work with presentations Calligra Stage.

To ensure work Calligra surrounded Android platform to port Qt toolkit for Android, which is scheduled to be included in the expected in the coming week with Qt 5.1. To be built cmake involved qmake, which is more optimal for building Qt for mobile platforms. Instead of using a mobile viewer from Nokia truncated variant libraries KDE, in Coffice supposed to use actively developing KDE Frameworks, which is characterized by a modular structure, designed in the form of interacting independent frameworks.

Currently Coffice tied only to Qt and the need to call for broadcast kdelibs uses a special library, broadcasting some of the elements in the API kdelibs API Qt, without the support of elements such as D-Bus service and demons. Of the achievements of the project to ensure the assembly is marked as most libraries and some plugins Calligra, and the ability to build applications Calligra Words. User interface is implemented as a simple application using QML.

Related links:

Office Suite Calligra 2.6

Coffice – Calligra on Android