Session
FOSDEM Schedule 2021
LibreOffice

LibreOffice WASM - the How and Why

A report from the journey to get LibreOffice into the browser, fully
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Come and join us to hear about the ongoing porting effort, to get LibreOffice to fully run inside a web browser.

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