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Universal Go-oo 3.2.1 build available

July 23rd, 2010 by

I am happy to announce that the universal Go-oo 3.2.1 build is available for Linux (i586, x86_64), MAC OSX Intel, and Windows. See also download and installation instructions. The builds include many upstream and Go-oo fixes.

Go-oo team hopes that you will be happy with this release. Though, any software contains bugs and we kindly ask you to report them, so that we could fix them in the future releases. Also you could send feedback to the ooo-build@lists.freedesktop.org mailing list or contact us on irc.freenode.net, channel #go-oo.

PS: I feel a bit schizophrenic. I want to blog about the openSUSE builds at planetsuse and about the universal build at planet.go-oo. Both builds are based on the same sources, so the schedule is almost the same. We only do more alpha and beta builds for openSUSE because it is so easy with the Build Service.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 bugfix release available for openSUSE

June 18th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce updated OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:STABLE project and provide some useful fixes. The most critical one is the crash in non-Oxygen KDE4 themes that affects openSUSE-11.3 and Factory KDE4 users. Please, check also the older announce for more details about OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 release.

The openSUSE OOo team hopes that you will appreciate this update. We kindly ask you to report any other bugs so that we could fixed them in the future releases.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 final available for openSUSE

June 4th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 final packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:STABLE project and include many upstream and Go-oo improvements and fixes. Please, check the wiki page for more details about the openSUSE OOo build.

The openSUSE OOo team hopes that you will be happy with this release. Though, any software contains bugs and we kindly ask you to report them, so that we could fixed them in the future releases.

Other information and plans:

We are already working on the 3.3 release. I would like to put the first alpha build into the OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project within next couple of weeks.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 rc3 available for openSUSE

June 1st, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 rc3 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2.1-rc2 sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page.

The packages are release candidates and have not passed full QA cycle yet. They 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs.

Other information and plans:

The corresponding upstream build passed QA and will most like go out by the end of the week. We are still testing the builds for openSUSE. No blocker has been found so far. If nothing happens, we would like to make it available in the OpenOffice:org:STABLE project by the end of the week as well.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 rc2 available for openSUSE

May 27th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 rc2 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2.1-rc2 sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page.

The packages are release candidates and have not passed full QA cycle yet. They 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs.

Other information and plans:

We will provide rc3 within next couple of days because upstream released newer sources yesterday. They include only a rather cosmetic fix i#111766 but …

I hope that rc3 would pass all tests the following week, I would be able to put it into the OpenOffice:org:STABLE project.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 rc1 available for openSUSE

May 17th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 rc1packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2.1-rc1 sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page.

The packages are release candidates and have not passed full QA cycle yet. They 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs.

Other information and plans:

The package does not build in Factory because of the bug bnc#604251. I hope that it will get fixed soon.

The bug i#111636 has been considered as a blocker, so you might expect rc2 the following week.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 beta3 available for openSUSE

April 27th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 beta3 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2.1-beta sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs.

Other information and plans:

We are sorry for the delay but this beta was quite problematic. We would like to prepare another build two weeks from now. We hope that it will be rc1 but it depends on upstream. The final release should happen by the end of April or in the beginning of June.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 beta2 available for openSUSE

March 29th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 beta2 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2 sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs.

Other information and plans:

The package finally builds also in openSUSE:Factory with gcc-4.5. We sugegst to update because it solves some Calc crashes and maybe more.

The beta3 build should be available two weeks from now. The first release candidate should be by the end of April. The final release should happen in May.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 beta1 available for openSUSE

March 15th, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 beta1 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2 sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs.

Other information and plans:

The beta1 packages are not available for openSUSE Factory. We are working on fixing the build there.

The beta2 build should be available two weeks from now. The first release candidate should be by the end of April. The final release should happen in May.

OpenOffice_org 3.2.1 alpha1 available for openSUSE

March 2nd, 2010 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 alpha1 packages for openSUSE. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project, are based on the upstream 3.2 sources and include many Go-oo fixes and improvements. 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, …

As usual, we kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs. See also the list of known bugs. Especially, we are interested into feedback for the following features:

  • toolbar popups refactoring
  • media embedding (i#83753)
  • support for dotted and dashed border
  • improved writer document comparing
  • “insert new sheet” tab in Calc (fate#308396)
  • distributed text alignment support (fate#308334)
  • insert current date/time via Ctrl-/Shift-Ctrl- (fate#307762)
  • English function names instead of localized ones (fate#308029)

Other information and plans:

The alpha1 packages are not available for openSUSE Factory because  I need to fix the build with the newer gcc first. I will look at it within next few days.

I expect that beta1 build will be available two weeks from now and the final release will in April. Though, it depends on the upstream release and the upstream schedule is still somehow unclear.