Infra meetup in Kaufbeuren

At LibreOffice and DocumentFoundation we work hard to make life easier for our many volunteers.


This week is dedicated to a meetup in Kaufbeuren (Germany), where we go through the infrastructure, spreading the knowledge as well as discussing future posibilities.

Our infrastructure is actually quite big, with a lot of services to help Developers/Documenters/Testers and other volunteers.

devcentral gives a nice (but not complete) overview of the developer resources.

Our tinderboxes runs continuously building/testing LibreOffice while our CI system builds every patch submitted, to control the quality before actually integrating the patch into master.

Infra is like the rest of the community, very lively, friendly to new people, so do not be afraid to join us. We have many small and big sysadmin tasks open, so it can be a way for you to get experience.

We all work toward a common goal:


Make sure it continues to be the opensource office suite of high quality and usability.

Tomorrow I go back to spain again for at (in my opinion a well deserved weekend).

Jan I.

Surprise, LibreOffice on my Television


I am building a multiroom audio system (do not have money to buy a Sonos system). The system is based on 3 Raspberry PI 3 (2 Rooms + Television) and a NAS.

I have installed Raspbian (Debian Linux) and Kodi (former XBMC) and was testing on my Television. Raspian comes with a simple graphic desktop, so of course I took a look around and found to my surprise LibreOffice.

This had to be tested, LibreOffice, which everybody says is a mammut chunk of software, on a small Raspberry PI 3, sounded impossible. But as you can it actually worked pretty well. Admitted using the remote control to write was kind of interesting 🙂


This is the raspberry PI. It perform like a late PC from aroun 98, with a price of only 35 EUR.

So my multiroom audio is going to cost:

  • 3 raspberry PI 3 + IQAudio digiamp+, approx. 300,- EUR
  • 2 set Denon speakers, approx. 350,- EUR
  • 1 NAS, approx. 150,- EUR
  • Total 800,- for music in 3 rooms and videos on my Television.

And of course a free version of LibreOffice.

The LibreOffice community consist of all kinds of people, distributed around the globe and have experience in different fields. Anybody can help, Users can help test our new features, Developers can help to solve bug or add new exciting features.

Hoping to see you in our community.