Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 20:57 UTC
Features, Office "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0, the free office suite the community has been dreaming of since 2001. LibreOffice 4.0 is the first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem."
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RE: Couple of questions
by Thomas2005 on Sat 9th Feb 2013 00:50 UTC in reply to "Couple of questions"
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1. Have they gotten rid of the Java dependencies I remember from older versions of OpenOffice? I don't think most people want to install Java unless they absolutely have to, esp with all the vulnerabilities I've seen reported on the tech news blogs. On the other hand, I don't remember which parts of OO required Java; the database app did IRIC.

Getting rid of Java is a goal but I think they wanted to clean up the code before they focused their efforts on eliminating Java. I think we will see Java become an option in the 4.x series.

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