AMD is now a member of The Document Foundation’s Advisory Board and is helping the open source group improve the LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet program. The improvement will be the biggest overhaul of the open source spreadsheet since LibreOffice split from the Oracle/Sun led OpenOffice in 2010.
“There is lots and lots of core refactoring now being done in Calc,” Michael Meeks, Distinguished Engineer at Suse, told Datamation.
The specific memory and performance gains for Calc are difficult to specifically quantify at the current time. That said, Meeks expects ‘impressive’ performance gains.
“The reality has been that Calc has not been the fastest spreadsheet in the world,” Meeks admitted. “Quite a large chunk of this refactoring is long overdue, so it’s great to have the resources to do the work so that Calc will be a compelling spreadsheet in its own right.”