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eWeek: Sun makes headway toward StarOffice 6

Jan 09, 2001, 21:12 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. on Tuesday will release the latest draft specification of the XML file format that will be included in the next version of its StarOffice software suite due out later this year."

"Bill Roth, Sun's group product manager for OpenOffice.org, said that Sun hopes ultimately to establish a standard file format for open office productivity."

"The new specification lets StarOffice users easily share information across applications, thus eliminating the need to save files in different formats," he said. "It will also simplify the importing and exporting of files from different programs...."

"StarOffice 6 will include the final XML file format. It will also include Asian language support (completing Sun's "localization" road map) as well as a number of feature enhancements to each of the components. "But exactly what enhancements will be added for this version is still under discussion with engineering," Venkatesan said."

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