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OpenOffice_org 3.0.1 final available

February 10th, 2009 by

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

I wish everyone got only positive experience with this new version.

I am sorry for the later announce. We have discovered an update problem on openSUSE-11.1 too late and it took some time until the fixed packages appeared. I am really sorry that it caused troubles to some people.


I would like to put OOo-3.1-alpha1 into the OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project within the next two weeks. The first build will be done the older way. The next alpha should be done the openSUSE-11.1 (split-build) way and should finally provide also the extensions even for older products.

Where to Get It

The packages are provided by the OpenOffice:org:STABLE 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 summary of the upstream build can be found in the release notes.

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
  • additional import filters (SVG, WordPerfect Graphics, Microsoft Works, …)
  • native KDE Open/Save dialog
  • new 3D slide transitions
  • rich field support
  • multimedia in Impress via GStreamer

, see also the discover page.

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2 Responses to “OpenOffice_org 3.0.1 final available”

  1. fm

    Has there been any progress on https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458952 ?

    I think it is sad not being able to install upstream openoffice extensions.

    • Petr Mladek

      I am sorry there was not a progress with the extensions in OOo-3.1. The most important extensions should be available together with the OOo-3.1 packages. They are already available with the default OOo-3.0 on openSUSE-11.1. I am sure that we will add better solution of the compatibility in the future if needed. We need to evaluate all the binary incompatibilities at first. Note that the extensions based on java or python or including templates, dictionaries, … should work already now.