OpenOffice.org made available for free download a third release candidate of Version 2.0 of its popular open-source office suite Friday. The release includes bug fixes only and no new features.
OpenOffice.org Releases Third RC of Its 2.0 Suite
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2005-10-16 12:30 pmAnonymous
Yes it is available, go here : http://download.services.openoffice.org/2.0.0rc/index.html
2005-10-16 12:34 pmendy
The native OS X verison is on the way but apparently they are having trouble finding developers so it will be a few months late.
2005-10-16 5:15 pmmolnarcs
On FreeBSD since yesteday.
The article refers to #i55330#. For the curious, here’s the link:
This was caused by compatibility hack for OOo 1.0 series, which saved *transparency* instead of *opacity* in svg:stroke-opacity attribute. Ugh.
I am guessing that since StarOffice 8 was already released and OO is still fixing bugs before release that OO would be the more stable of the two?
2005-10-16 1:56 pmAnonymous
StarOffice is released for Windows, Linux and Solaris only, therefore any bugs in OpenOffice that pertain to other platforms are not relevant to SO8. I believe most of the bugs fixed on this RC3 are Mac related, therefore not relevant to SO.
2005-10-16 2:19 pmAccident
StarOffice has other features that are not availible in OOo.
I went to the download page… Selected language, then OS, and then I could select download site…
‘Lo and behold, that particular site didn’t have RC3.
Click the back button to go back to select a new download site.
The list is empty, but language and os is still selected.
Not until I deselected and reselected os, did I get to pick a new download site.
Still no binary installer, only RPM’s.
Well if you click on the RPM(on modern RPM based distributions at lest) in you filemanger it opens the binary installer or package manger as it’s sometimes called.
2005-10-17 6:09 amAnonymous
As you said, “on modern RPM based distributions at lest” and you forgot to say while in X with a “good” filemanager
It’s really ugly to use a RPM on non RPM based distributions… I hope OO developers will consider making a binary installer or at least use Autopackage.
The funny thing is I work for Sun and was told do not use OpenOffice since it was written by a bunch of hackers and is full of bugs!
2005-10-16 4:40 pmDigitalAxis
Wow, reverse NIH syndrome.
2005-10-16 7:11 pmpojo
Gee, that’s funny. I didn’t know that Sun had an office near Flint Michigan.
Do you telecommute?
dig -x 22.214.171.124
2005-10-16 9:19 pmAnonymous
Not in Flint, but in Detroit. They really are not that far apart.
2005-10-17 1:15 amAnonymous
LOL man you are such a lier saying you work for Sun. OOo is a great Office Suit I do all my University stuff in it and do presentations in front of whole class in MS Office based pcs and everything works fine.
Speed in Writer and Calc seems to have increased a lot since I last tried OOo/SO, but the Math part… horribly slow. Takes around a second from last input to seeing the result.
Haven’t had time to actually USE these programs yet, but my first general impression is that it’s getting better, but still have a long long way to go.
OOo 2.0 is all fine and dandy, even though I find it to lack quite a few features. Knowing it’s a bit early, but are there any roadmap to 3.0 and what is planned ’til then?
What especially interests me is the charting engine. I hope they start doing some miracles here, as everything it puts out now doesn’t look good (if you ask me)
—The funny thing is I work for Sun and was told do not use OpenOffice since it was written by a bunch of hackers and is full of bugs!
Bullshit. The vast majority of Oo is programmed by Sun, not “hackers”.
Sounds like FUD to me.
Great. I wish performance were higher than the current releases….but oh well. And I thought Sun bought the core code from a bunch of hackers…
I’m not so sure you’re right here. As far as I heard, OOo (Star Office) was actually bought by Sun a long time ago from some other company. Most of the stuff which was developed before Sun bought it is actually still there.
reading some notes from current developers, some are a bit irritated over “leftover” code from the ol’ days. Not sure how much substance is in there, but that’s what I’ve heard.
2005-10-17 12:25 amAnonymous
Sun bought Star Office (a commercial, closed-source product at that time) from Star Division, a German company.
Then they open-sourced the f–ker and called the result “OpenOffice.org”.
I just downloded & tested out on my Gentoo box…man it’s NICE! Fast, clean, and Base is damn nice! Combine OOo w/ Evolution for email and you’ve got a complete office suite which most definitely rivals MS Office…and you can’t beat the price.
Thanks OpenOffice developers for all youe hard work on deveoping an extreemly complex application. Double thanks for letting me have a Office suit for free, I cannot complain about it in any way because it’s free.
Yes I know, what part of FREE dont people get?, because now I can do professional letters, slideshows on my computer for FREE. MS Office is great but for desktop users it’s a complete waste of money.
…but the first word document I tried to open in OO.org2 was corrupted. Abiword handled it fine. 🙁
Weeeeeh … That’s nice
Off to downloading
I would really like to say a big “THANK YOU” to all those people involved in the development of openoffice!! Openoffice is our present and future!!
This doesn’t seem to be available on other platforms than Linux and Windows. Or am I mistaken?