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Saturday, February 6 • 10:40 - 11:20
LibreOffice in a (Sand)Box

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The xdg-app sandboxing initiative aims at making it easier for developers to distribute applications, and at making it more predictable and more secure for users to run them. Fitting a behemoth like LibreOffice into that framework is a good exercise at challenging the framework and gaining insight into applications' needs. And at demonstrating that xdg-app isn't only about GNOME-y apps at all.

LibreOffice is huge and its source code is full of peculiarities. It has its very own ideas about how to do file locking. It builds on all kinds of infrastructure, from tailored desktop backends, to databases, to a JVM. Oh, and its third-party extensions do what they want, not what we expect. The presentation will discuss the implications those issues have on sandboxing LibreOffice, as well as on the sandboxing framework itself.

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Stephan Bergmann

Stephan is working for Red Hat, developing LibreOffice full-time. Prior to that, he worked on StarOffice/OpenOffice.org.

Saturday February 6, 2016 10:40 - 11:20 CET
b. D0206 (154 places)