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linbetwin
June 29th, 2006, 08:30 PM
http://download.openoffice.org/2.0.3/index.html

bruce89
June 29th, 2006, 08:31 PM
At last!

linbetwin
June 29th, 2006, 08:48 PM
At last!

Apparently the delay was due to a bug affecting the Windows 98 version. It's nice to see that the OOo team thinks about Windows 98 users, now that even Microsoft has abandoned them.

bruce89
June 29th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Apparently the delay was due to a bug affecting the Windows 98 version. It's nice to see that the OOo team thinks about Windows 98 users, now that even Microsoft has abandoned them.
That's nice of them. In fact X-Plane (simulator) fixed support for either win98 or win95.

andylawrence
June 29th, 2006, 10:16 PM
I hate to ask a stupid question, but since this is a point release will the updated packages make it into the repositories or should I just go download the binaries from openoffice.org?

GuitarHero
June 29th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Yeah how long does it take for stuff in the repos to update.

tseliot
June 29th, 2006, 10:49 PM
I can backport it as soon as it hits Dapper's repos or Debian Sid's

ember
June 29th, 2006, 11:11 PM
Well - it will take some days for the localized versions to arrive anyway.

BWF89
June 30th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Just got it a couple of hours ago.

Lux Perpetua
June 30th, 2006, 02:32 AM
Can someone summarize this release? What's new? What's fixed? Who should upgrade?

Sirin
June 30th, 2006, 03:49 AM
I will download it for my Ubuntu system, but unfortunately, I don't think it will be able to replace Office 2007 on my Windows XP system. :lol:

BWF89
June 30th, 2006, 04:12 AM
Can someone summarize this release? What's new? What's fixed? Who should upgrade?
http://development.openoffice.org/releases/2.0.3.html

oyvindaa
June 30th, 2006, 07:17 AM
I'm using OpenOffice on both my computers now (Ubuntu 6.06 and Windows XP) and I will continue doing so in the future. Just don't see the point in paying for something when you can get something just as good for free.

Bad Seed
June 30th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Who should upgrade?
Everyone: OpenOffice Multiple Vulnerabilities (http://secunia.com/advisories/20867/).

rcarring
June 30th, 2006, 03:58 PM
It looks like it's a good idea to upgrade to the latest version.

One difference I found was in the series of Options, the option marked Paths contains far fewer "paths" than did version 2.02.

BWF89
June 30th, 2006, 03:59 PM
I figure since OpenOffice is a free download might as well upgrade with every release whether you need to or not.

mscman
June 30th, 2006, 06:11 PM
They finally added an update manager! No more reinstalling every time there's a release! Yay! =D>

forrestcupp
June 30th, 2006, 06:51 PM
http://development.openoffice.org/releases/2.0.3.html

So, I read all the technical crap that they said they fixed. In plain, simple english, are there really any noticable differences in the new version?

BWF89
June 30th, 2006, 07:03 PM
@Forrestcup: Your avatar seriousaly freaks me out

PapaWiskas
June 30th, 2006, 07:23 PM
@Forrestcup: Your avatar seriousaly freaks me out


LOL.....

bruce89
June 30th, 2006, 08:21 PM
They finally added an update manager! No more reinstalling every time there's a release! Yay! =D>
I don't think it does that, I think that it just tells you when there is an update. I don't know though, an update manager would be brilliant for Windows (we already have a better system - apt).

1002285
July 1st, 2006, 12:47 PM
I have OOo 2.0.2 Estonian version. If I upgrade it, will I loose menus in my language? And if this happens, what can I do to get it back once the localised version is out?

yotama9
July 2nd, 2006, 10:42 AM
I hate to ask realy dumb question....

how do I install it? all I get from the tar file are rpm files :(

barbarian
July 2nd, 2006, 12:13 PM
sudo alien yourpackage.rpm
sudo dpkg -i yourpackage.deb

yotama9
July 2nd, 2006, 12:40 PM
and in the case at hand?
I need to use

sudo alien -d *.rpm
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

asuming that I want full install of OO

jeremy
July 2nd, 2006, 05:41 PM
...I don't think it will be able to replace Office 2007 on my Windows XP system. :lol:
No, it won't be able to replace it, but you can always uninstall it. You won't get your money back though.

JoWilly
July 3rd, 2006, 01:22 AM
So, I read all the technical crap that they said they fixed. In plain, simple english, are there really any noticable differences in the new version?

Security fixes, bug fixes, and improved MS Office import/export filters.

JoWilly
July 3rd, 2006, 01:24 AM
Oh... yeah, and it seems there's now also native 64bit support (I've tested it on fedora 6 test1, much faster).

JoWilly
July 3rd, 2006, 01:30 AM
So, I read all the technical crap that they said they fixed. In plain, simple english, are there really any noticable differences in the new version?
This is in plain English on the main openoffice.org page : ;)


OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 is recommended for all. Enhancements include:
performance improvements: for example, a 23 percent improvement in certain Calc benchmarks
further improvements to file format compatibility with Microsoft Office files
new email integration features for users wanting to send emails in Microsoft file formats
more control over how exported PDF documents will display when opened in a PDF reader
support for more languages and improvements in hyphenation and thesaurus
support for Intel architecture for Mac OS X plus improved Mac OS X System integration
built-in check for updated versions

forrestcupp
July 3rd, 2006, 06:47 PM
This is in plain English on the main openoffice.org page : ;)


Thank you, I just went to the link that was posted, and not to the main page.

BWF89, sorry about freaking you out. I'm not really a freak, just someone who was fiddling around with the GIMP.

yotama9
July 3rd, 2006, 08:39 PM
I tried to install it (using alien -i -c) and it all went wierd telling me that there is other program installing pkgs working (when non were workin) when it had finnished I open synaptec and saw that all was installed

I moved to /opt/openoffice directory and typed in:

./swriter

this is what I got:

shuki@shuki-laptop:/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program$ ./swriter
[Java framework] Invalid value for bootstrap variable: UNO_JAVA_JFW_VENDOR_SETTINGSjavaldx failed!
[Java framework] Invalid value for bootstrap variable: UNO_JAVA_JFW_VENDOR_SETTI

cyboreal
July 4th, 2006, 12:49 AM
I can backport it as soon as it hits Dapper's repos or Debian Sid's
tseliot, it's in Debian Sid's repos but has a number of dependencies that conflict with K/Ubuntu 6.06, e.g. KDE 3.5.3 for the openoffice.org-kde package. Can you give us an update on the status of the backport for OOo 2.0.3?

ashrack
July 4th, 2006, 02:46 PM
I am only interested in this:
further improvements to file format compatibility with Microsoft Office files

What exactly do they mean by that?

tseliot
July 4th, 2006, 03:46 PM
tseliot, it's in Debian Sid's repos but has a number of dependencies that conflict with K/Ubuntu 6.06, e.g. KDE 3.5.3 for the openoffice.org-kde package. Can you give us an update on the status of the backport for OOo 2.0.3?
It can't be backported (AFAIK) from Sid therefore we have to wait for Edgy's version of openoffice and then the backport might be easier to do.

3z3k3l
July 6th, 2006, 01:53 PM
and in the case at hand?
I need to use

sudo alien -d *.rpm
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

asuming that I want full install of OO

Do you have to un-install the old OpenOffice?

because I get

Selecting previously deselected package openoffice.org-debian-menus.
dpkg: regarding openoffice.org-debian-menus_2.0.3-2_all.deb containing openoffice.org-debian-menus:
openoffice.org-core conflicts with openoffice.org-unbundled
openoffice.org-debian-menus provides openoffice.org-unbundled and is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-debian-menus_2.0.3-2_all.deb (--install):
conflicting packages - not installing openoffice.org-debian-menus
Errors were encountered while processing:
openoffice.org-debian-menus_2.0.3-2_all.deb


If so how do you uninstall since it came with Drapper adn it won't let you do it in Syn?

Thanks!

desperado666
July 6th, 2006, 06:41 PM
Easy Method here

http://www.glasen-hardt.de/openoffice.org/download.html

loko
July 12th, 2006, 11:28 AM
why there is only openoffice 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.1 available instead of 2.0.3?

i assume they have ported some of the features into 2.0.2 or what does that version-number mean?

bruce89
July 12th, 2006, 01:27 PM
why there is only openoffice 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.1 available instead of 2.0.3?

i assume they have ported some of the features into 2.0.2 or what does that version-number mean?

AFAIK, they have backported the security fixes to 2.0.2. I assume that they don't want to upgrade to 2.0.3 becuase it might break things.

tseliot
July 12th, 2006, 01:51 PM
It can't be backported (AFAIK) from Sid therefore we have to wait for Edgy's version of openoffice and then the backport might be easier to do.
Yesterday I tried to backport it from Edgy but the compilation failed :(

bruce89
July 12th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Yesterday I tried to backport it from Edgy but the compilation failed :(

That's probably why they backported the security fixes to 2.0.2 instead.

JoWilly
July 12th, 2006, 04:14 PM
why there is only openoffice 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.1 available instead of 2.0.3?

i assume they have ported some of the features into 2.0.2 or what does that version-number mean?

2.0.3 was sent to the build queue, but the builds failed. We need to wait for the packages to get fixed.