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Progress Report: LibreOffice Beta 3

Dec 02, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"The progress made by the LibreOffice folks so far is impressive, at least when it comes to attracting contributors. The third beta was released on November 18th, and seems to have impressive momentum. The release notes list 118 contributors who've helped with the development just between beta 2 and beta 3. How's it looking so far? Don't expect miracles, but it's shaping up nicely.

"If you've installed beta 2, remove it before installing beta 3. I installed on Ubuntu 10.10, which was pretty easy — just download the tarball with all the Debian packages and uncompress it. Then go to the DEBS directory and run sudo dpkg -i *deb. After that, go to the desktop-integration directory and install the single Debian package (libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-2_all.deb) there. That package isn't strictly necessary, but it provides menu integration. You probably want that."

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