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OpenOffice_org 3.0.1 rc1 available

January 19th, 2009 by

I’m happy to announce that OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 rc1 packages are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project.

The packages are release candidates but they might still include even serious bugs. Therefore they are not intended for data-critical usage. A good practice is to archive any important data before an use, …

We kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs.


I’ll put these packages to the OpenOffice:org:STABLE project if no blocker bug is reported if they pass the internal testing and the upstream sources are marked as final. I hope that they will be ready there within one week.

I would like to put OOo-3.1-alpha version into the to the OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project by the end on January.

Where to Get It

The packages are provided by the OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE installation repository.

Installation Problems

There are some problems with the version update on older distributions. You might need to select the right version by hand.


The packages with localizations are renamed from OpenOffice_org-<lang> to OpenOffice_org-l10n-<lang>. Also the localized help content is split into the optional OpenOffice_org-help-<lang> packages. Finally, the American localization is split into extra packages OpenOffice_org-l10n-en-US and OpenOffice_org-help-en-US.

We are sorry, the 64-bit packages are not available for SLED10. You could install the 32-bit (i586) instead.

Bug Reports

Please report the bugs into the Novell bugzilla for the product OpenOffice.org. Do not forget to mention enough information about the problem.

Changes in This Version

The detailed summary of the GO-OO project changes are in the NEWS document.

General Information About the Build

The build is based on the GO-OO project. It includes lots bug fixes, features
and optimizations in compare with the regular OpenOffice.org build:

  • better startup performance
  • improved VBA interoperability
  • improved import filters (OOXML, WordPerfect)
  • additional import filters (SVG, WordPerfect Graphics, Microsoft Works, …)
  • native KDE Open/Save dialog
  • WebDAV locking
  • new 3D slide transitions
  • multimedia in Impress via GStreamer
  • multiple formula syntax (Calc A1, Excel A1 and Excel R1C1)

, see also the discover page.

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2 Responses to “OpenOffice_org 3.0.1 rc1 available”

  1. Chris

    I just would like to say thanks for the OpenOffice builds you provide. It is really much appreciated!