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A sneak preview of new OpenOffice 3.2 part 1

Oct 23, 2009, 06:32 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The final version is expected to be available at the end of November 2009.Open Office 3.2

"Many companies have contributed to this version like RedHat , RedFlag and IBM, making OpenOffice more stable and useful. I couldn't stop myself from seeing new features and enjoying them. So I downloaded DEV300m60 version. After playing with it for many days I could say that OpenOffice developers have done very good work in it. Well done !

"I will review in this post some interesting features : more secure , faster , easier and more international. more secure

"Detect if non-encrypted streams are in encrypted document: OOo expects that an encrypted document does not contain any non-encrypted streams starting from ODF1.2 version. The exceptions are the streams that are part of the ODF format: "mimetype", "META-INF/manifest.xml" and signature streams that follow the pattern "META-INF/*signatures*". The manifest.xml is part of the document signature now: In OpenOffice.org 3.2, the manifest.xml will be signed . This will introduce the limitation that macro signatures can't be introduced after the document was signed, because this would need manipulation of the (then) signed manifest.xml."

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