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Sander Vesik: New snapshot released from OpenOffice.org

Feb 21, 2001, 18:21 (8 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Sander Vesik for this link. ]

I am glad to announce that the latest snapshot (619) of the OpeOffice.org codebase has been released:

1. as has become traditional, there is a B-branch - called OO619B that will contain any post-release enhancements and fixes and will serve as a stable develpoment branch for anybody wanting to port OpenOffice.org code to new platforms, work on add-ons or even core functionality.

2. The code should build out of the box on the three "standard" platforms - Linux/x86, Solaris/sparc and win32/x86 - as well as on Linux/ppc and Solaris/x86. Work on porting to several platforms is ongoing and the ports will probably see code inmprovements in the OO619B timeline. All hands are welcome to porting and port testing. The tree contains non-completed support for IRIX, Tru64, NetBSD/sparc, FreeBSD and Linux/ARM.

3. The installation process can stay in the 'registering components' stage for an extended period of time when compared to previous snapshots and the installation program may seem to have frozen. Please do not file bugs against this unless the process really fails to complete.

4. The useful lifetime of 619 will most probably be at least 6 weeks, so this is a good time to get onboard 8-)

5. As with previous snapshots, experimental technologies like the Bonobo bridge, 'OpenOffice.org - the Bean!' and others will be released later. Check out the whiteboard.openoffice.org page to stay up to date with those.

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