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LinuxPR: OpenOffice.Org Announces Version 2.0 Public Beta 2

Aug 29, 2005, 20:45 (4 Talkback[s])

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The project is pleased to announce that the second public beta release of 2.0 is now available for download. 2.0 Beta 2 is immediately available in Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese, for Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Additional platforms and localisations will follow shortly.

This second public beta release is the result of many months' work improving upon the first public beta announced in March, 2005. 2.0 introduces a new database module, implements the OASIS OpenDocument XML file format and a myriad of other new features and capabilities. The redesigned interface and enhanced document filters combine to make the application even more interoperable with other office suites and easier to use and learn, regardless of operating system.

This beta release is made available in order to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next major version of, but is not recommended for production deployment at this stage.

Beta Availability

The beta version and it's source code can be downloaded from

Feature Guide

A more detailed guide to the features can be found at

Error and Bug Reporting

In order to help us release 2.0 sooner, users of the Beta 2 release are encouraged to join the project and report any bugs, issues or errors at

For ongoing updates regarding beta releases of 2.0, please subscribe to the Announce mailing list at

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