10th ODF Plugfest, London, 8-9 December, 2014
The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard. The goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on manner and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.
The tenth ODF plugfest took place in London (UK) on December 8th/9th 2014 hosted by the UK Cabinet Office and organised by OpenDoc Society. The British Government announced in July that it is adopting ODF for sharing or collaborating on government documents.
The latest version of our ODF based office suit, EuroOffice 2014 was presented by Kázmér Koleszár. Read more about this event and our presentation here.
Cradles of Central European identity
Our company founders, Miklós Banai PhD and Prof. Béla Lukács PhD, held a lecture about their research on the origins of Central Europe's peoples, by the invitation of the Széll Kálmán Foundation, on the 28th of November, 2014.
They have established the fact that Central European identity has dual roots and it originates in two contemporary Bronze Age civilizations. While the identity of the Western part stems from the traditions of the well-known Mycenaean culture, the Eastern part stems from the much less known Andronovo culture. Incorporating these findings in European public discourse could significantly shape and strengthen Central European peoples' alliance.
The presentation slides, in Hungarian, can be downloaded in odp and pdf formats. The authors' abridged study in English, published by the Helikon publishing house in 2010, can be found here.
EuroOffice presentations on the LibreOffice Conference, Milan, Sept 25-27, 2013
On the annual conference of the LibreOffice community in Milan, Multiracio participated with two presentations. Svante Schubert and Péter Rakyta presented their work on real-time compatible ODF change tracking, which includes the development of the ODF standard and a reference implementation in the form of an OpenOffice extension. Gábor Helesfai talked about EuroOffice Modeller, a tool currently under development, that supplements Calc with general statistical modelling, optimizing and time series analysis methods.
EuroOffice for Android
The first EuroOffice application for Android developed with Szegedi Tudományegyetem in GOP-1.1.1-11-2011-0006 project, is available on Google Play and our
website. Editing odt files are no longer problem for anyone uses Android system. Download and use it on your tablet pc or smartphone. Try it and send your review.
Small Area Unemployment Statistics System (SAUS) presented in Brussels
Our company was invited by the National Employment Office to the Employment Comittee Indicators Group meeting in Brussels, on january 24, 2013. Our Small Area Unemployment Statistics System was presented by Kázmér Koleszár to the representatives of the 27 member states of the European Union. The presetantion can be downloaded in pdf and ppt formats.
EuroOffice presentations in Berlin and Sinsheim
Our company took part on the Berlin ODF Plugfest on 16-17 October, held jointly with the annual LibreOffice Conference. We also participated on the Apache OpenOffice Conference in Sinsheim, Germany, on 5-7 November. Kázmér Koleszár (EuroOffice) and Péter Rakyta (Change Tracking in AOO and ODF) held presentations about our latest development efforts. Key achievment was the succesful trial run of OpenDeskTop (special linux distribution and office environment developed for the public sector) in the Szeged Municipality: great majority of users (>80%) stated that they would like to continue using EuroOffice extension modules, as they make their everyday office work more productive.
Our EuroSymphony extensions are available on IBM's website
We have developed our new EuroSymphony extensions for IBM Lotus symphony 3. All of them were tested by IBM Lotus Symphony's development team. From 27. August, all new 13 EuroSymphony extensions are available on IBM Lotus Symphony's website among the Plugins. The leader of Lotus Symphony's development team, Xiu Li Xu (IBM Lotus Symphony L3 Lead, China Software Development LAB) let us know his comment: "Thanks for developing so amazing plug-ins".
Joinup news about cooperated development of MultiRacio and SZTE
On the eights Plugfest, Gijs Hillenuius, the reporter of Joinup of European Committee ISA (Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations) asked MultiRcio Ltd.'s developer, Kázmér Koleszár about MultiRacio's and SZTE's cooperated development supported by NDA (National Development Agency). The project aims to assure the quality of the ODF tools, result in new ways to collaborate on documents using this open standard file format and improve tools for mobile computing devices (ID: GOP-1.1.1-11-2011-0006). Read more details on Joinup's web page.
8th ODF Plugfest, Brussels, 19-20 April, 2012
The eighth ODF Plugfest was held in Brussels, on April 19/20th, 2012. The interoperability of ODF applications was exemined on this vendor-neutral event this time hosted by Microsoft. MultiRacio Ltd. was represented by Kázmér Koleszár and Gergely Farkas. They presented the latest version of EuroOffice (EuroOffice 2011) and the plans of our company about developing the next version of EuroOffice with cooperation of the University of Szeged. This is an R&D project also supported by the National Development Agency, project ID is GOP-111-2011-0006. Read more about this event and our presentation here.
ODF Plugfest, Gouda, November 17/18th 2011
MultiRacio Ltd. participated on the
7th ODF Plugfest in Gouda, Netherlands on November 17/18th, 2011.
ODF (OpenDocument Format) has been used for three years in the public sector
of the Netherlands. The interoperability of several ODF applications was examined
in the Dutch session of the event with the help of the
officeshots.org system by remotely testing
office applications. In the international session interoperability of ODF documents
produced by many applications was discussed and vendors presented their solutions.
MultiRacio Ltd.'s EuroOffice application is also available on officeshots.org.
It was tested without any problems. Our latest developments were presented
by dr. Miklós Banai and Kázmér Koleszár (available in odp, and pdf).
International conference on quality assurance of ODF application software, June 28, 2011, Budapest
The conference is about the resuts of an R&D project "Developing a software quality assurance service package for applications of OpenDocument Format".
The project is supported by the Hungarian National Techology Program and its main objective is to establish sound quality assurance procedures for ODF applications.
This would also promote the application of ODF standard in the government sector.
More details can be found on the
EUROPEAN FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURAL POLICIES, Budapest International Conference, May 4-7, 2011
On 5th, May, dr. Miklós Banai, the manager of the MultiRacio Ltd. held his Introductory lecture about the Danube Strategy on the international conference of the rotating EU presidency. The lecture's title was "Past and Present of the Danube Region" and available in odp, in pdf and in ppt.
ODF Plugfest, London, 24-25 Feb, 2011
The vendor-neutral interoperability event ODF Plugfest
was organized by OpenDoc Society on 24-25 February in Maidenhead, UK.
MultiRáció was represented on the event by Zsolt Bagoly (R&D leader of MultiRáció), Kázmér Koleszár
(member of OASIS OIC Technical Comitee) and Gergely Farkas (lead developer).
Our newest product, EuroOffice 2010, has been included in the interoperability tests of the Plugfest.
In the series of desktop applications utilizing the OpenDocument Format (ODF),
we presented EuroOffice as a completely European solution among the solutions of US based IBM, Microsoft,
Novell or Oracle. Zsolt Bagoly's presentation about saving extension specific metadata in ODF can be
downloaded in odp or pdf format,
Kázmér Koleszár's presentation about EuroOffice 2010 and the new extensions
can be found here in odp and pdf formats.
"The unity of the Carpathian Basin" - the book is available in English
"The unity of the Carpahian Basin / Why did it disappeared ? Can it be restored ?" - the book of the two founders of MultiRacio,
Bela Lukacs and Miklos Banai was published in Hungarian by Helikon Kiadó in the spring of 2010. Now, the English version is also available and can be
from the website of
EuroOffice Map Chart for Excel
From now there is no problem if you are using Microsoft Excel, and you want to make some map charts.
You can use our new EuroOffice Map Chart For Excel
extension. We hope that it will be as successful as our map chart extension for OpenOffice.org.
OOoCon 2010 Budapest
The international conference of the OpenOffice.org
community was organized in Budapest, Hungary, from Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2010.
MultiRacio was Platinum Sponsor of the event. The conference also celebrated the 10th
birthday of OpenOffice.org. The organizing team emphasized that this was the first OOo conference
gaining international press coverage, including Reuters and CNN reports. Due to the live
on-line broadcasts, we had more participants than ever before.
The opening plenary session of the conference took place in the Hungarian Parliament.
Miklos Banai, managing director of MultiRacio, as well as board member of ODFA Hungary,
spoke about the anomaly of the ICT market of office software, that
can be overcome only by the application of real, "human readable", open standards,
and high quality, professional office applications like OpenOffice.org.
He explained that the European Union, the largest economy of the world,
could bring back competition and innovation in the market of office software
by promoting more cost effective solutions.
(The presentation can be downloaded in odp or pdf format).
Kázmér Koleszár and Gábor Helesfai of MultiRacio held presentations about
the results of the research and development projects of the company.
The projects related to EuroOffice are supported by the National Development Agency,
and include source code quality assurance and improvement, extension development methods
and adaptive user interfaces. The presentations are available on the conference web pages
(New Extensions in EuroOffice 2010: presentation
Adaptive User Interface for OpenOffice.org: presentation
Another report and a picture gallery can be found at
Presentation on the meeting of NESSI Hungary
Miklós Banai, managing director of MultiRáció held a presentation on a meeting of the Software and Services National Technology Platform (NESSI Hungary) on May 13, 2010 about the opportunities of the Hungarian software industry. The presentation can be downloaded in
MultiRáció became a member of OASIS
MultiRáció joined OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), a non-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. We are participating also in the work of the OpenDocument Technical Comittee.
EuroSymphony Spellchecker available for Lotus Symphony
EuroSymphony Spellchecker is a Lotus Symphony 1.3 extension developed by MultiRacio. It provides an alternative spell checker engine. It requires Lotus Symphony version 1.3, and works both on Windows (32-bit, 64-bit) and Linux (32-bit) operating systems. It supports seven languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Hungarian.
For more information please visit our site or the IBM Lotus Symphony plug-ins site.
Download center for students and staff of universities ELTE and SZTE
MultiRáció started a six month special period in cooperation with Eötvös University and Szeged University according to the April 28, 2009 statement of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference. During this period, students and staff of the two universities can freely download and install the software made available by MultiRacio including the commercial versions of the EuroOffice extensions. The special period began at December 1, 2009 and ends at May 31, 2010.
EuroOffice 2009 in Orvieto: ODF Plugfest, OOoCon2009
MultiRáció presents the new version of EuroOffice, built on OpeOffice.org 3.1.1, for an ODF compatibility test on the ODF Plugfest in Orvieto, Italy. The annual OpenOffice.org Conference is held at the same time in Orvieto, where we hold presentations about the joint research and development activities of MultiRacio and its partner University of Szeged. Our company and the University of Szeged is also sponsoring the annual conference of the OpenOffice.org community. During the conference we present our new product, EuroOffice 2009 Professional.