Saturday, October 22, 2005

Openoffice.org 2.0 released!

OpenOffice.org 2.0 has been released for Windows, GNU/Linux, and Solaris. OO.o 2.0 is a huge improvement over the 1.1 branch. Of potential interest to readers here, it includes better support for complex text layout languages (like Hebrew with vowels). It also has better compatibility with that other™ office suite. The suite is now downloadable as individual components, or as a combined entity. The components are:
Writer: a word processor
Calc: a spreadsheet
Impress: a presentation program
Math: An equation editor
Draw: A diagramming tool
Base: a relational database

The default document format is now the XML-based OASIS OpenDocument standard that is also supported by other free/open source office suites and office applications.

And, of course, it's free software.

A Debian package has also been released. As of now, it's in unstable.

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