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

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:


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:


With mirrors at:


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

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

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