Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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RE: As RPMs
by cyclops on Tue 12th Dec 2006 21:57 UTC in reply to "As RPMs"
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2006-03-12

"Everytime an OO.org release happens, I keep hoping they will return to their generic Linux installer the <1.0 versions had. Instead I unpack the download and oh boy, a whole slew of rpms! Converting them isn't much fun, nor is waiting for a third party to repackage them. They are such a well known Linux product, why can't they at _least_ distribute different package variations, or go back to that lovely generic installer?!"

Given the choice of updating each of my applications separately, or all at once. I would choose the latter. If *your* third party packager is not updating fast enough I suggest you should change distributions.

BTW the third-party often don't just repackage, but often patch, bugfix, verify before deploying. It should add an extra sense of security. This is definitely worth waiting days for.

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RE[2]: As RPMs
by snozzberry on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:01 in reply to "RE: As RPMs"
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2005-11-14

"BTW the third-party often don't just repackage, but often patch, bugfix, verify before deploying. It should add an extra sense of security. This is definitely worth waiting days for."

The third-parties also use switches in their compiles which result in OOo crashing every time I try to digitally sign a document. Fedora and Ubuntu users are suffering from this because of a deprecated switch, and the advice I got was to uninstall Ubuntu's OOo and install the vanilla.

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RE[3]: As RPMs
by cyclops on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:12 in reply to "RE[2]: As RPMs"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"The third-parties also use switches in their compiles which result in OOo crashing every time I try to digitally sign a document. Fedora and Ubuntu users are suffering from this because of a deprecated switch, and the advice I got was to uninstall Ubuntu's OOo and install the vanilla."

Now I'm genuinely interested in that, and surprised by the advise. I use neither of those distributions, but Openoffice's compile sensitivity is well known. I'm going to take your statement with a pinch of salt, without seeing your posted bugzilla or equivalent entries for both.

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