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[4]: As RPMs
by thebluesgnr on Wed 13th Dec 2006 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: As RPMs"
thebluesgnr
Member since:
2005-11-14

So a new version of something comes out, I have to wait 2 weeks for my distro to package it for me? What if they don't? And why is downloading software right off the internet considered to be 'living on the edge'? I do it all the time. Off course, I'm not using Linux either ;)

OpenOffice.org is a core component of many GNU/Linux distributions.

If you want the latest version of Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player for your OS, you have to wait for the vendor of the OS as well. For example, Windows 2000 users are now waiting for the two I mentioned.

OO.org provides RPM packages, and if they did their jobs correctly it should work fine on any LSB-compliant system. But if you want something that was certified and tested to work on your OS, you should stick to their packages for core components of the system.

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RE[5]: As RPMs
by Doc Pain on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:14 in reply to "RE[4]: As RPMs"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"OO.org provides RPM packages, and if they did their jobs correctly it should work fine on any LSB-compliant system. But if you want something that was certified and tested to work on your OS, you should stick to their packages for core components of the system."

You can even get the actual source from the repository and compile the latest version of OpenOffice by yourself - if you have time and space for it. :-)

But I agree, that's only an idea for those who want to do some experiments. For everyday work, the use of the precompiled and tested packages coming from your distribution vendor should be the best solution.

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RE[5]: As RPMs
by hal2k1 on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:18 in reply to "RE[4]: As RPMs"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//OpenOffice.org is a core component of many GNU/Linux distributions.

...

OO.org provides RPM packages, and if they did their jobs correctly it should work fine on any LSB-compliant system. But if you want something that was certified and tested to work on your OS, you should stick to their packages for core components of the system.//

This is true.

It would be a tardy distribution indeed if it didn't have the new version of OpenOffice available from repositories within a few days. Perhpas in "extras" repositories rather than the main one, but still available.

If one's distro doesn't have this, then perhaps one should look at changing to another better-supported distro.

Edited 2006-12-13 03:19

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