Proof Of Concept: LibreOffice’s Writer Tool Running On Ubuntu Touch

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu Touch is the mobile version of Ubuntu, specially created for phones and tablets. Unlike Ubuntu desktop which uses Unity 7 and X.org, Ubuntu Touch uses Unity 8 running over Mir.

While it already has many applications specially developed for it, Canonical’s Will Cooke has managed to make LibreOffice’s Writer tool (developed for X.org) run on Ubuntu Touch.

This is an important step, meaning that many desktop apps created for X.org can be ported to run on Ubuntu Touch, despite the fact that they are using different display servers.

For now, this is only a proof of concept, LibreOffice is identical with the desktop version and so, it is almost impossible to be used on the mobile platform.

This proof of concept can be seen in the below video:

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