Linked by Adam S on Wed 15th Oct 2008 15:20 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Features, Office The news of OpenOffice.org's third major release has generated quite a bit of buzz on the internet for many reasons, one of which being that it now runs natively on a Mac (sans X11). ZDnet has posted a screenshot gallery of OpenOffice.org 3.0 for those who have yet to try the hot-off-the-press application.
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RE[2]: imcomplete mac support
by bhuot on Wed 15th Oct 2008 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE: imcomplete mac support"
bhuot
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2008-09-18

If you want to be that technical, I wasn't asking for a universal binary. I was asking for a PowerPC version, technically these are different. Seriously, would you release a Windows version without a Windows XP version? How can you say you natively support the Mac, without having a PowerPC version - even if it is Cocoa, it doesn't run at all on the PowerPC Macs unless you have a PowerPC version. If you think that people don't care then just label it an Intel Mac version. Unless someone bought a new Mac in the last 3 years or less, then they don't have an Intel Mac. Does OpenOffice.org only support 3 year old versions of Windows?

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RE[3]: imcomplete mac support
by bhuot on Wed 15th Oct 2008 22:20 in reply to "RE[2]: imcomplete mac support"
bhuot Member since:
2008-09-18

I should say 3 year old processor as my Linux PC is and it can run the latest version of OpenOffice.org.

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RE[3]: imcomplete mac support
by Kroc on Thu 16th Oct 2008 06:44 in reply to "RE[2]: imcomplete mac support"
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2005-11-10

The answer to the how you ask is that there arn't enough contributors for Mac PPC. OOo isn't a large company that can just employ a PPC engineer just like that. If nobody is volunteering their time to Mac PPC, then there is no Mac PPC release. Simple.

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RE[4]: imcomplete mac support
by bhuot on Thu 16th Oct 2008 15:52 in reply to "RE[3]: imcomplete mac support"
bhuot Member since:
2008-09-18

I realize that and I am have no problem with that. But they shouldn't say they have Mac support when there is no PowerPC version. Why don't they jut say they have an Intel Mac version?

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