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PR: OpenOffice.org (build 641d) for PPC Linux

Apr 03, 2002, 11:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Nobody for this link. ]

The latest release of OpenOffice.org (build 641d) for PPC Linux is now 
available!  OpenOffice.org basically supplies an almost drop in 
replacement for Microsoft Office (and is getting better with every 
release).

This will be our *last* release before going 1.0!

So we need your help to find and report bugs so that the upcoming 
OpenOffice.org 1.0 works well for everyone.


New in this release
----------------------

- lots of stability improvements and bug fixes

- many font related bugs squashed / works well with XFree 86 4.2.0

- KDE and GNOME desktop integration

- greatly improved spellchecking speed and stability

- lots of new dictionaries available from:
http://whiteboard.openoffice.org/lingucomponent/download_dictionary.html

For more information including the full source code/ release notes / FAQs, 
etc check out the OpenOffice.org website:    http://www.openoffice.org


System Requirements
------------------------

- any ppc linux system with glibc 2.2.X or higher, 
- XFree86 4.0 or higher
- 200 meg of free disk space  

This includes YellowDogLinux 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2, SuSE 7.3, MandrakeSoft 
8.1, 8.2 Beta and Debian PPC.  If you have success with any other PPC 
distributions, please let me know.


Installation Instructions
-------------------------
Please read the OpenOffice.README_ppclinux for complete install 
instructions (installation is very different from most unix programs)


Download Locations
-----------------------
The new home for PPC Linux OpenOffice.org releases is:

ftp://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yellowdog/software/openoffice/

Also available at:

http://ftp.penguinppc.org/projects/openoffice
ftp://ftp.penguinppc.org/projects/openoffice

Please let me know if you can/will mirror this release.

Thank you Dan Burcaw (YDL) for providing a new home of the PPC Linux 
OpenOffice.org project.  And thanks to Olaf Hering ( of SuSE) and Stew 
Benedict (of Mandrakesoft), Jeramy Smith for (penguinppc.org) for 
graciously providing download locations for this and earlier releases.

Please support our PPC Linux distributions and buy the latest 
distributions, they are helping to bring great new software to you!