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LinuxPR: OpenOffice.Org Announces Version 2.0 Public Beta 2

Aug 29, 2005, 20:45 (4 Talkback[s])

The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 is immediately available in Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese, for Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Additional platforms and localisations will follow shortly.

This second public beta release is the result of many months' work improving upon the first public beta announced in March, 2005. OpenOffice.org 2.0 introduces a new database module, implements the OASIS OpenDocument XML file format and a myriad of other new features and capabilities. The redesigned interface and enhanced document filters combine to make the application even more interoperable with other office suites and easier to use and learn, regardless of operating system.

This beta release is made available in order to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next major version of OpenOffice.org, but is not recommended for production deployment at this stage.

Beta Availability

The beta version and it's source code can be downloaded from http://download.openoffice.org/2.0beta2/index.html.

Feature Guide

A more detailed guide to the features can be found at http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/index.html.

Error and Bug Reporting

In order to help us release OpenOffice.org 2.0 sooner, users of the Beta 2 release are encouraged to join the OpenOffice.org project and report any bugs, issues or errors at http://qa.openoffice.org/.

For ongoing updates regarding beta releases of OpenOffice.org 2.0, please subscribe to the OpenOffice.org Announce mailing list at http://www.openoffice.org/mail_list.html#general.

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