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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 hal2k1 on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: As RPMs"
hal2k1
Member since:
2005-11-11

//Alien does the conversion and install in one step also.//

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/alien.1.html

My bad. So it does.

Still, alien is Debian/Ubuntu and derivatives only, so that part of the criticism still applies.

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RE[5]: As RPMs
by joeljkp on Wed 13th Dec 2006 05:11 in reply to "RE[4]: As RPMs"
joeljkp Member since:
2005-07-07

You're right that it's not included in Slackware and its ilk by default, but in those systems RPM itself is present and works, and with no ill effects, since they don't use conventional package management anyway.

The only situations where it wouldn't work is if you started getting into the Gentoo and Arch areas, but then you're talking about a relatively small subset of highly technical desktop Linux users.

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RE[6]: As RPMs
by gilboa on Wed 13th Dec 2006 05:24 in reply to "RE[5]: As RPMs"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

FYI, Slackware has a working RPM package.
I used it a couple of times to convert FC packages to Slackware.

- Gilboa

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RE[5]: As RPMs
by elsewhere on Wed 13th Dec 2006 05:17 in reply to "RE[4]: As RPMs"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Still, alien is Debian/Ubuntu and derivatives only, so that part of the criticism still applies.

Er, no. Alien is a perl app that will run on most platforms, it converts to/from rpm, deb, slackware and solaris. The only dependencies are the rpmlibs, which are fairly universally available in the *nix world. It is not restricted to debian and derivatives, though that is where it is most popular due to the requirement to deal with lsb rpm packages.

I realize you're happy with Smart, there's nothing wrong with that, but really, alien is the tool that was designed *specifically* to do what you're using Smart for. And conversely, while Smart will certainly handle the job, that's not really what it was designed or optimized for.

But like I said, choice is good either way.

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