|| ||Craig Adams <craigaa-AT-karg.co.za>|
|| ||OPENOFFICE.ORG ANNOUNCES VERSION 2.0 PUBLIC BETA 2|
|| ||Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:06:15 +0200|
OPENOFFICE.ORG ANNOUNCES VERSION 2.0 PUBLIC BETA 2
29 August, 2005 - 16H00 UTC
The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public
beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download.
OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 is immediately available in Brazilian
Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese, for Windows,
GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Additional platforms and localisations
will follow shortly.
This second public beta release is the result of many months' work
improving upon the first public beta announced in March, 2005.
OpenOffice.org 2.0 introduces a new database module, implements the
OASIS OpenDocument XML file format and a myriad of other new features
and capabilities. The redesigned interface and enhanced document filters
combine to make the application even more interoperable with other
office suites and easier to use and learn, regardless of operating
This beta release is made available in order to allow a broad user base
to test and evaluate the next major version of OpenOffice.org, but is
not recommended for production deployment at this stage.
OpenOffice.org Conference - 2005
The release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 comes one month before the
annual OpenOffice.org Conference, to be held in Koper - Capodistria,
Slovenia, from 28 to 30 September. The conference, organised by the
Slovenian and Italian OpenOffice.org project teams, follows the
successes of the last two years, OOoCon 2003 in Hamburg and OOoCon 2004
in Berlin, and is intended to bring together all people who are
interested in the development, deployment and use of the software
suite. For further information regarding the conference, please visit
The beta version and it's source code can be downloaded from
A more detailed guide to the features can be found at
Error and Bug Reporting
In order to help us release OpenOffice.org 2.0 sooner, users of the Beta
2 release are encouraged to join the OpenOffice.org project and report
any bugs, issues or errors at http://qa.openoffice.org/.
For ongoing updates regarding beta releases of OpenOffice.org 2.0,
please subscribe to the OpenOffice.org Announce mailing list at
OpenOffice.org is a fully featured open-source productivity suite
available as a free download for major computing platforms in over 45
languages. Data is stored in an XML file format standardised for office
documents by the international body OASIS. OpenOffice.org is developed,
supported, and promoted by an international community of volunteers with
its main sponsor and primary contributor being Sun Microsystems.
OpenOffice.org operates from http://www.openoffice.org.
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OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead
+61 (8) 9474-3021
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OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Co-Lead
+44 (0)131 523 9218
OpenOffice.org Community Manager
+1 (416) 625 3843
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