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30min: Open365, using desktop applications as webs

Bringing linux desktop applications to the Web


Porting Desktop applications to the Web is usually super costly as it might involve huge refactoring or even complete rewrites.

Instead, we propose to bring the application interface to the Web and manage them using containers to keep the cost low.

At Open365 we are using curated desktop applications to complement our Web based file cloud. Simply put it would be too costly to develop from scratch PIM and Office apps using web technologies, so instead we looked around and picked the best free desktop applications to do the job.

We are using Kontact for PIM (Email, Contacts, Calendars...) and LibreOffice for document editing, everything integrated in our platform that allows us to scale really easily.

To bring the interfaces of the Desktop apps we are using the SPICE protocol together with our own HTML5 client. Applications are sandboxed using Docker.


Day: 2016-09-03
Start time: 15:30
Duration: 00:10
Track: Web




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