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Latest release of OpenOffice (build OO641B) Available for PPC Linux

Dec 06, 2001, 23:10 (4 Talkback[s])

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An anonymous reader writes:

The latest release of OpenOffice.org (build OO641B) for PPC Linux is now available!

OpenOffice.org is based on the same source tree (with a few minor differences) as the upcoming StarOffice 6.0. It basically supplies an almost drop in replacement for Microsoft Office (and is getting better with every release).

New in this release:
- lots of stability improvements and bug fixes
- now includes Mozilla 0.94 and higher AddressBook support

For more information including the full source code check out the OpenOffice.org website:

http://www.openoffice.org

This binary should run on any ppc linux system with glibc 2.2.1 or higher, XFree86 4.0 or higher, etc.

This includes YellowDogLinux 2.0 and 2.1, SuSE 7.3, MandrakeSoft 8.1, and DebianPPC (has been tested under Debian Sid).

PLEASE NOTE: If you have the URW fonts installed, please upgrade them to the very latest versions from your distribution type (copies of the RedHat RawHide urw-fonts src and noarch rpms are available on the download sites) since older URW fonts have some minor corruption that can make OpenOffice anti-aliased text segfault (and yes we are working on making freetype much more robust to corrupt Type 1 font data).

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

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

With mirrors at:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/powerpc/openoffice/641b
http://perso.mandrakesoft.com/~sbenedict/

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) for graciously providing mirror locations.

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