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Archive for May 5th, 2009

openSUSE-GNOME BugDay!

May 5th, 2009 by

Roll up those sleeves and mark your calendars, because here comes another BugDay!

During Community Week (http://en.opensuse.org/CommunityWeek), I’ll be hosting another openSUSE-GNOME BugDay on Fri, 15 MAY 2009. We’ll start promptly at 1000 CDT and will continue until 1600 CDT. I will be around very early in the day to start prep for the meeting should you have any questions.

We’ll conduct business in #opensuse-gnome on Freenode (irc.freenode.net). I will establish a Gobby session as I’ve done in the past, and we’ll work off of that.

Can’t wait to see you there!

OpenOffice_org 3.1 beta7 available

May 5th, 2009 by

I’m happy to announce that OpenOffice.org 3.1 beta7 packages are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project. They include many upstream and Go-oo fixes. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page.

The packages are beta versions and might 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.

This build includes an alpha version of OpenXML export filters (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX). We also added many fixes to the OpenXML import filters. They should be able to import and export simple documents now.  These changes affected also the import and export filters of the old binary file formats (DOC, XLS, PPT). So we kindly ask anyone to try this functionality and report bugs especially in the import and export of the old binary file formats.

Other information and plans:

I would like to provide rc1 build the following week. I am sorry to say but we are delayed after the upstream release by two weeks. We did too many extra changes last weeks and they need more testing before we mark the Go-oo based release as the final.