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[News] Oracle OpenOffice.org (OOOO) Gives Love to Linux/UNIX

  • Subject: [News] Oracle OpenOffice.org (OOOO) Gives Love to Linux/UNIX
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 16:06:38 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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OpenOffice goes GStreamer on Linux and Unix

,----[ Quote ]
| OpenOffice is released under version 3 of 
| the GNU Lesser General Public Licence 
| (LGPLv3). The latest stable release of the 
| OpenOffice open source office suite is 
| version 3.2.1 from early June.


Better multimedia support for OpenOffice.org on Unix systems 

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| Playing back audio and video content on 
| Unix system was and is still a matter of 
| choices.
| On the one hand, this is a good thing for 
| the user. It offers a wide range of 
| frameworks that best suit his/her needs. 
| But on the other hand, this also brings a 
| developer of a multi platform, general 
| purpose Office productivity suite like 
| OpenOffice.org (OOo) into the situation to 
| make a choice. The choice needs to be made 
| just to ensure that we don't have to 
| provide a different backend for all 
| multimedia frameworks that already exist. 
| This just doesn't work for resource 
| reasons. So, a framework needs to be 
| chosen that meets the needs of a group of 
| users as large as possible.
| [...]
| By choosing GStreamer as our favorite 
| framework for an up to date multimedia 
| backend, we hope to serve as much Linux 
| and Solaris OpenOffice.org customers as 
| best as possible. Creating this backend is 
| also our answer to a lot of feedback we 
| received from SOHO as well as enterprise 
| customers in the past. Please have fun 
| using this new multimedia solution and 
| don't hesitate to give us feedback.


Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice

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| Typing documents, use of spreadsheets and 
| slideshows are essential tools in the life 
| of almost every professional. The largest 
| of the problems found in Microsoft Office 
| according to the vast majority of users is 
| its price, quite high in the opinion of 
| many. This obligation on having to pay for 
| an Office application suite has stimulated 
| the development of OpenOffice, completely 
| free and open source. Therefore, in 
| addition to the constant improvement in 
| its development, free version divides 
| increasingly userâs opinion about who is 
| the best. We put these two opponents in 
| the ring and help you choose the champion!
| [...]
| We have pointed out some of the biggest 
| arguments used by advocates of Microsoft 
| Office and OpenOffice, in a battle in 
| which by far the biggest winner is you. 
| Competition creates the need for 
| improvements and innovations in smaller 
| timeframes, always with the userâs 
| preference in focus. Do you have something 
| to add about the applications mentioned? 
| Be sure to participate and agitate for 
| further dispute!


New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot (build DEV300m84) available 

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| Developer Snapshot OOo-Dev DEV300m84 is 
| available for download.
| DEV300 is the development codeline for 
| upcoming OOo 3.x releases.



OpenOffice at the crossroads

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| OpenOffice.org is a flagship for free and
| open source software, released under free
| software licenses and achieving downloads
| in the hundreds of millions. OO.o is a
| success by most measurements, but there
| have long been murmurings of discontent
| among developers resulting in complaints of
| "non-responsiveness and lack of leadership"
| on the project. The argument is not that
| the project is a failure, but that
| OpenOffice.org could be so much more, given
| a less top down approach to project
| management and a looser rein on developers'
| ability to get involved.

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