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[News] A Preview of Improvements for OpenOffice.org 3.3

  • Subject: [News] A Preview of Improvements for OpenOffice.org 3.3
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 19:40:08 +0100
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New branch for OOo 3.3: OOO330

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| With entering the timeline for the new 
| feature release OOo 3.3, a new master 
| workspace (MWS) was created: OOO330. In HG 
| (Mercurial) the OOO330 branch can be found 
| here: hg.services.openoffice.org/hg/OOO330. 
| It was branched off from DEV300 m84 and will 
| help to stabilize the new milestones towards 
| 3.3. The first milestone is scheduled soon.


OpenOffice.org to use GStreamer for Multimedia

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| GSteamer and its libraries are installed by 
| default on many distributions, like Ubuntu 
| and its derivatives, and is contained in the 
| repository of many others. It has become 
| very stable in recent versions and supports 
| most multimedia codecs. If already 
| installed, users need not take any further 
| action to enjoy the benefits of GStreamer in 
| OpenOffice.org, one of which is much better 
| performance. Distribution developers can 
| disable this support by choice if desired 
| and cause OpenOffice.org to revert to using 
| Java. 


Creative Commons Open Office Plugin gets a new UI and supports for Public Domain tools

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| For the past few weeks I  have been working 
| on changing the User Interface and adding 
| public domain tools for the Open Office 
| plugin. In my previous post I introduced a 
| new UI for adding creative Commons License, 
| which is more simple and less confusing. In 
| the same way I tried to make the UI for 
| public domain tools as simple as possible. 



OpenOffice goes GStreamer on Linux and Unix

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| 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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