LibreOffice runs on the Librem 5!
AND IT WORKS.
Saving files, opening files, typing... the UI is a bit cramped (it's a desktop app on a phone)... but hot-diggity! It works!
It's amazing to me how much software is already available on the Librem 5.
- Some of it optimized for touch screens.
- Some partially optimized.
- Some not yet optimized, but functional.
The power of Free and Open Source software (and Linux) at work. :)
I find task switching on the #Librem5 (PureOS) really interesting.
The launcher and the switcher are the *same* view.
No apps are running: the grid of installed apps takes up the full view.
With apps are running: the top half becomes a row of the apps you can swipe through.
iOS and Android both have task switching and app launching as different functions and views. Are there any operating systems that put them together like on the #Librem5?
I'm drawing a blank. But I kind of dig it!
I should make a patch for dosbox.conf in the package for the #Librem5. That way it'll fit on the screen just right for folks when they install it, with no fiddling.
Getting DOSBox just right on my phone.
I've got my personal priorities. ;)
@lunduke Now put obsstudio on it and live stream to the bird site. Just for fun and profit!
@lunduke Damn. That's kinda cool.
@xj9 i see a fellow Plan9 fan
@csolisr Vim on 32 bits: 2GB.
On 64 bits: Exabytes.
2 GB is about 1.3 million pages of 8-byte charactersets 250 words/pg.
@lunduke Admittedly, that is pretty damn cool.
@lunduke But can it run Crysis though?
@lunduke That's amazing, especially considering I can't do this on Android, at least not properly
@lunduke hi Bryan Lunduke, this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
@lunduke it took ten years but at last!
Obligatory screenshot of the predecessor
@lunduke This is pretty amazing!
@Wolf480pl I would still prefer this to an android phone, if only I could afford it. It would still be much more useful to me than having a locked-down and vulnerable OS in my pocket all the time.
I hope with time these devices become more affordable.
@setthemfree yeah definitely. I'm not criticizing the phone or the OS. It's just that I don't see the point of running LibreOffice on a phone - without a proper mouse and keyboard, it'd be pretty unwieldy.
@Wolf480pl Sometimes, although very rarely, I needed to open odt/docx files on a phone. And I think it could even be useful in this current state to be able to read the content of such files (switching to "web view" could help on a small screen).
@setthemfree well if you had a dedicated document viewer, as opposed to an editor, it wouldn't have all those toolbars that take most of the space.
I still think that a situation in which we need to carry 4 cores and 4GB of RAM with us to display a map or view a website is pathological. But now that we've ended up in it, guess it wouldn't be bad if people could attach some sane peripherals to the 4 cores and 4GB of RAM they already have as use it as a regular PC.
@lunduke oh yeah! Now that's what I'm talkin' about! :D
@lunduke what a monstrosity have you unleashed upon these lands
@lunduke can this thing hook up to a HP lapdock
@lunduke I bet you can clear a lot of the clutter away in settings.
What about abiword?
@lunduke You got LibreOffice on it!?
@masterofthetiger Yup. :)
@lunduke How well does it work?
@masterofthetiger Weirdly well. The UI is cramped as heck (obviously), but it's totally actually usable. And honestly doesn't look bad! Just... so rad.
@lunduke with the default dialer, are there any settings where you can connect to a VoIP sip account?
Actually android has a similar experience.
By swiping up from the navigation bar, you open the multitasking view, which has a small dock on the bottom.
If you swipe up again, you open the entire app drawer
@lunduke isn’t that pretty much how gnome is?
One of the first things I'm going to do when I get mine is put dosbox on it and then see if it'll run wizardry 7. If it does, it'll be nirvana.