|| ||Louis Suarez-Potts <luispo-AT-gmail.com>|
|| ||[pr] FINAL: OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 Is Here.... And It's Our Birthday!|
|| ||Fri, 13 Oct 2006 07:57:20 -0400|
This is Friday 13 October and the day marks two important events: the
immediate availability of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 and our sixth
First things first.
OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is ready for download now. It is a significant
release and recommended for all. As with all OpenOffice.org releases,
it runs natively on Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X (X11) and many
other platforms; and it probably runs in your language. Check with
your favourite Native Language Project to see if the application is
New features, bugfixes, and improvements include:
* Enhanced PDF management
* Direct export to LaTex
* Nested queries in Base
* New functionality in Calc and Impress
* Mac OS X (X11) uses system fonts
* And a lot more...
But the most important is our improved use of extensions. We've been
very busy here, and have succeeded in making it easier for developers
of any level to create extensions (aka "packages") for
OpenOffice.org. With 2.0.4, a new door to the future is opened:
Developers everywhere are invited to start writing extensions! To
learn more, visit our Extensions Project, http://
Download the application now, start using it immediately, and write
* Download: http://downloads.openoffice.org/2.0.4/
* Release Notes: http://development.openoffice.org/releases/2.0.4.html
And now our anniversary.
Six years ago today, OpenOffice.org was launched as an open-source
project. Wikipedia  has an excellent timeline, and in the last
OOoCon we presented on the State of the Project , but the basic
fact is that in the last six years we have helped shape a new world.
Tens of millions of people use OpenOffice.org daily; governments have
or are considering mandating it or its open-standard file format, the
OpenDocument format, or ODF; and all have saved hundreds of millions
of dollars and taken significant steps to ensuring that data is not
lost to proprietary technologies. No small accomplishment.
If you want to participate in this huge and peaceful movement for a
better world, join us, spread the word, help us and yourself out.
Build your world with OpenOffice.org.
-The OpenOffice.org Team
The OpenOffice.org Community is an international team of volunteer and
sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the leading
open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.org®.
OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office
Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as
file formats and is available on major computing platforms in over 65
languages. OpenOffice.org is provided under the GNU Lesser General
Public Licence (LGPL).
The OpenOffice.org Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a
number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding sponsor
The OpenOffice.org Project can be found at http://www.openoffice.org
The OpenOffice.org office productivity suite may be downloaded free of
charge from http://download.openoffice.org
Further information about the suite may be found at
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