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LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)

LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)

Posted Nov 3, 2012 1:35 UTC (Sat) by Kit (guest, #55925)
In reply to: LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic) by nhorman
Parent article: LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)

Do any distros even offer Apache's version of OpenOffice? I'd presume that it would go pretty much completely in favor of LibreOffice.


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LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)

Posted Nov 3, 2012 11:59 UTC (Sat) by gidoca (subscriber, #62438) [Link]

Gentoo, for instance, has both (albeit only a binary for Apache Open Office).

LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)

Posted Nov 3, 2012 15:03 UTC (Sat) by chithanh (guest, #52801) [Link]

I am not aware of any other distro besides Gentoo which ships OpenOffice in its main repository (Arch has something similar to Gentoo's openoffice-bin in AUR). Even before LibreOffice was launched, go-oo (basically a fork of OpenOffice.org) was used by all distros, and it was absorbed into LibreOffice later.

Packaging OpenOffice is a pain, and despite Rob Weir's claim:
> I’d like to see us do the packaging work necessary to make Apache OpenOffice available to users on Linux, via their distros.
not much has happened in this regard so far.

LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)

Posted Nov 7, 2012 0:15 UTC (Wed) by rcweir (guest, #48888) [Link]

Saying "I would like to see..." is a claim? We're really defining words today, aren't we?


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