LibreOffice Cloud Roadmap Arriving Next Month

Following the recent release of LibreOffice 3.4.6 (the last update for v3.4), developer The Document Foundation has announced that a roadmap for the suite heading cloud-wards will soon be available.

LibreOffice is a free, open source office suite which comprises of the usual word processor, spreadsheet and presentation modules, alongside other arms such as a vector graphics editor.

According to the Register, The Document Foundation is on target to release a roadmap for the cloud version of the suite in April. The full product should be deployed at some point in 2013.

Italo Vignoli, spokesman for The Document Foundation, told the Reg: "At the moment we are focusing more on this because of some of the opportunities that are arising, which we can't disclose now. We will have the cloud version roadmap out in April."

Meanwhile, the team is continuing to develop version 3.5 of the office suite, and also working in the mobile sphere. LibreOffice for Android is apparently 80 per cent complete in terms of porting the code, but there's still a long way to go with the coding itself, which is less than halfway complete. Not to mention developing the UI.

An iOS version is planned to follow, as well, with LibreOffice looking to extend its influence considerably throughout next year.