The future isn't look bright for OpenOffice, the open-source office suite run by the Apache Foundation.
Although LibreOffice may have forked off from it and picked up developers and innovation by the bucket load, the faithful old brand, now under the direction of Apache Software Foundation, has seen its first release since January 2011. Apache OpenOffice 3.4 doesn't do anything drastic, but does iterate nicely upon that which was there before.
Oracle, the "owners" of OpenOffice, have announced the discontinuation of commercial development on the popular office suite. OpenOffice will be continued as a community project. The question is: does anyone still care?
The Document Foundation's "LibreOffice" Team has announced another release candidate that's now available for download.
A temporary repository for LibreOffice – the newly-announced fork of OpenOffice – has been set up for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Debian-based distributions to use.
The OpenOffice development community have today announced the launch of a new foundation - The Document Foundation - that will oversee, guide and develop a new fork of OpenOffice named 'LibreOffice'.
The community outcry over the removal of OpenOffice from Ubuntu Netbook Edition has seen developers reaching for a rethink over the controversial decision. The first reversal earlier this week that saw AbiWord and GNUMeric step […]
A few days ago we shared word that the OpenOffice.org suite of apps was to be dropped from default installs of Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition. Many of you cheered, many of you did a double-take […]
OpenOffice is the default Office suite in Ubuntu, and most other Linux distros, and for good reason, too – it’s more than an equal for Microsoft’s all-dominant Microsoft Office suite. Version 3.2 will be released […]
Nautilus (the default file manager in Ubuntu) is able to display thumbnails for various different types of files: photos, video, audio, text documents, etc. With a simple script it can also display thumbnails for OpenOffice […]