[TriLUG] Raspberry Pi Application

Pete Soper pete at soper.us
Thu Apr 4 16:08:32 EDT 2013

Well good luck getting the Raspberry Pi to run Windows. :-)

VNC or a Windows remote desktop connection-compatible client on the 
Raspberry Pi might be effective. The Windows system running the 
spreadsheet would offer a VNC or RDP server session to the Pi, which 
would drive the monitor and allow access to the spreadsheet. The 
spreadsheet would only be in one place on one Windows system and could 
be anything you'd care to use without adding dependencies to the RPI 
side of things.  I don't know anything about RDP semantics but know that 
with VNC it would be trivial to allow multiple parties to modify the 
spreadsheet. Also, VNC supports encryption on the links so North Korean 
agents would be prevented from implementing a man in the middle attack.


On 04/04/2013 01:44 PM, Jeremy Davis wrote:
> Google docs, as everyone has suggested, is tough to beat, especially when
> it comes to crossplatform and mobile.
> The only other thing I can think of is a suite that comes with either Puppy
> Linux or Damn Small Linux, however, I can't recall the name of the suite
> and not sure about crossplatform capabilities.
> On Apr 4, 2013 1:04 PM, "Grawburg" <grawburg at myglnc.com> wrote:
>> I know I could do this with LibreOffice, but I'm looking for a smaller
>> application.
>> Here's what I need:
>> I have a client that wants to make a LibreOffice spreadsheet that would
>> basically be a
>> scheduling board. They want to display it on a large monitor (+40 inches).
>> The data would be
>> changed either from a device (RPi?) near the screen or remotely through
>> another PC over their network.
>> Because the business is all Windows I must use an application that is
>> cross-platform.
>> Any thoughts out there?
>> Brian Grawburg
>> Wilson
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