The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the
second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available
OpenOffice.org 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.
OpenOffice.org 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
OpenOffice.org, but is not recommended for production deployment at
The beta version and it’s source code can be downloaded from
A more detailed guide to the features can be found at http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/index.html.
Error and Bug Reporting
In order to help us release OpenOffice.org 2.0 sooner, users of
the Beta 2 release are encouraged to join the OpenOffice.org
project and report any bugs, issues or errors at http://qa.openoffice.org/.
For ongoing updates regarding beta releases of OpenOffice.org
2.0, please subscribe to the OpenOffice.org Announce mailing list