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User Scripts & Dragons - Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice

OrDoS - 28.09.2010, 21:09
Post subject: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Thanks to Oracle, not only is OpenSolaris now dead along with other open-source projects previously funded by Sun Microsystems now facing hardship, but the OpenOffice.org community has now decided to part ways too. The OpenOffice.org community has decided to launch The Document Foundation as a new, independent organization. The Document Foundation will now be backing "LibreOffice" as the brand rather than OpenOffice.org.

in Phoronix

LibreOffice website: http://www.documentfoundation.org/

Maybe a "natural" defense mechanism against Oracle after the OpenSolaris downfall? I think it's good but I hope the project doesn't die without a major, influential corporation like SUN or Oracle supporting it, let's hope Canonical contributes with more than just deb packages Laughing

Does anybody know if the transition packages will be avaialable soon?
hubi - 29.09.2010, 00:11
Post subject: RE: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Godspeed LibreOffice.

hubi
DonKult - 29.09.2010, 07:51
Post subject: RE: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Debian survives without a company in the background for quite a while now Wink

Some big companies have promised to support the new office as they did before and as they do it for example for debian, too. Canonical is by far not the only company interested in opensource.

The packages in debian are as far as i know already based on a fork go-ooo -- and the new office promised to merge the patches from them, so LibreOffice is not just another fork but tries to merge all forks which happened just because the involved company didn't liked the direction… So yes, i think we will soon see LibreOffice in the archive…
DeepDayze - 29.09.2010, 15:55
Post subject: Re: RE: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
      DonKult wrote:
Debian survives without a company in the background for quite a while now Wink

Some big companies have promised to support the new office as they did before and as they do it for example for debian, too. Canonical is by far not the only company interested in opensource.

The packages in debian are as far as i know already based on a fork go-ooo -- and the new office promised to merge the patches from them, so LibreOffice is not just another fork but tries to merge all forks which happened just because the involved company didn't liked the direction… So yes, i think we will soon see LibreOffice in the archive…


if oracle decides not to play nice with Foss, then they'll be the ones suffering in the end. I for one look forward to LibreOffice taking up residence in the archive (and on my pc)
monkeynuts - 29.09.2010, 18:59
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Install files http://download.documentfoundation.org/ ... e/testing/

$ apt-cache policy libreoffice3-writer
libreoffice3-writer:
Installed: 3.3.0-7
Candidate: 3.3.0-7
Version table:
*** 3.3.0-7 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

LibreOffice 3.3.0
OOO330m7 (Build:9526)
libreoffice-build 3.2.99.0

ATM it is a beta build of OpenOffice3.3 so be patient.
muchan - 29.09.2010, 19:52
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I downloaded & installed LibreOffice on workplace's Window PC.
When I started one of applications, first it says JRE is required.
Then, I found OpenJDK is not availlable on Windows, and only JRE
I found I could install was from Oracle...
..so anyway for now, it won't go without Oracle's support. (in Win world)
monkeynuts - 02.10.2010, 00:21
Post subject: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
      OrDoS wrote:
Thanks to Oracle, not only is OpenSolaris now dead along with other open-source projects previously funded by Sun Microsystems now facing hardship, but the OpenOffice.org community has now decided to part ways too. The OpenOffice.org community has decided to launch The Document Foundation as a new, independent organization. The Document Foundation will now be backing "LibreOffice" as the brand rather than OpenOffice.org.

in Phoronix

LibreOffice website: http://www.documentfoundation.org/


Maybe a "natural" defense mechanism against Oracle after the OpenSolaris downfall? I think it's good but I hope the project doesn't die without a major, influential corporation like SUN or Oracle supporting it, let's hope Canonical contributes with more than just deb packages Laughing

Does anybody know if the transition packages will be avaialable soon?


LibreOffice has a ton of supporters.

http://www.documentfoundation.org/supporters/
OrDoS - 02.10.2010, 00:25
Post subject: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
      monkeynuts wrote:
      OrDoS wrote:
Thanks to Oracle, not only is OpenSolaris now dead along with other open-source projects previously funded by Sun Microsystems now facing hardship, but the OpenOffice.org community has now decided to part ways too. The OpenOffice.org community has decided to launch The Document Foundation as a new, independent organization. The Document Foundation will now be backing "LibreOffice" as the brand rather than OpenOffice.org.

in Phoronix

LibreOffice website: http://www.documentfoundation.org/

LibreOffice has a ton of supporters.

http://www.documentfoundation.org/supporters/

Maybe a "natural" defense mechanism against Oracle after the OpenSolaris downfall? I think it's good but I hope the project doesn't die without a major, influential corporation like SUN or Oracle supporting it, let's hope Canonical contributes with more than just deb packages Laughing

Does anybody know if the transition packages will be avaialable soon?


Didn't see that page Smile I really hope they won't let OpenOffice die! Though, I would like to see a fresh new User Interface in a near future...
belze - 13.10.2010, 14:40
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
just a quick look from beta2, just for kde releated changes, changelog:

      Code:
 + use a KDE4-specific library in the configure check that's not too new [Luboš Luňák]
 + use $QTDIR and $KDEDIR for looking for Qt4/KDE4 too [Luboš Luňák]
 + build KDE4 backend module also when not building for KDE3 [Luboš Luňák]
 + KDE4 border frame width (i#111464) [Kendy]
 + separate file list for KDE3 and KDE4 stuff [Miklos, Petr]


sounds nice...does anyone tried it?
jaegermeister - 21.10.2010, 20:58
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Does anybody know if/when there will be an apt repo for libreoffice?
DonKult - 21.10.2010, 21:39
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
libreoffice entered NEW ~ two days ago, after ftpmaster approval it will likely resist in experimental until squeeze release…
sx9 - 23.10.2010, 20:40
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Is there a LibreOffice repo, too?
devil - 08.11.2010, 21:15
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
libreoffice 3.3.0~beta2-2 entered experimental just now.

greetz
devil
phen - 09.11.2010, 00:45
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Thanks for that info, devil!
Did you try it out?
I feel somewhat insecure here, having read about instabilities and major bugs across the internet.
Do you want to come up with any recommendations, such as "you better wait" or "keep going with that latest sht"?
devil - 09.11.2010, 07:37
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
well, my first experience is:
an install next to openoffice does not work!

greetz
devil
ajeet - 24.01.2011, 17:56
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http://www.osnews.com/story/24306/Ubunt ... OpenOffice

Ubuntu will now include LibreOffice as the default office suite; hopefully will lead to competition between the two suites which is always good for the end user.
deach - 26.01.2011, 14:55
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
so remove all the OO stuff first?
dibl - 26.01.2011, 19:49
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On an updated aptosid system, I had no problems installing the released 3.3 Final LibreOffice from here.

It installs in /opt and does not touch your menu (KDE), so it is necessary to use the menu editor to add it manually. Also, I didn't find the icons. I opened a couple of spreadsheets with scalc, and a couple of documents with swriter, and there are no obvious issues at that level.

This system did not previously have OOO installed, so I don't know about that question.

System:

      Code:
Host/Kernel/OS  "aptosidbox" running Linux 2.6.37-0.slh.9-aptosid-amd64 x86_64 [ aptosid 2010-03 Ἀπάτη - kde-lite - (201012262151) ]
CPU Info        8x Intel Core i7 950 @ 8192 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm vmx ) clocked at [ 1600.000 MHz ]
Videocard       nVidia GF100 [GeForce GTX 480]  X.Org 1.7.7  [ 1920x1200@50.0hz ]
Network cards   Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit
Processes 202 | Uptime 2:43 | Memory 888.8/5979.1MB | HDD OCZ-REVODRIVE,OCZ-REVODRIVE,KINGSTON SS100S2,WDC WD1002FAEX-0,WDC WD1002FAEX-0 Size 2136GB (2%used) | GLX Renderer GeForce GTX 480/PCI/SSE2 | GLX Version 4.1.0 NVIDIA 260.19.36 | Client Shell | Infobash v3.34

michaaa62 - 26.01.2011, 20:57
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Did you install the package from the desktop integration folder??? This what gets LibreOffice into the menus.
dibl - 26.01.2011, 22:06
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      michaaa62 wrote:
Did you install the package from the desktop integration folder??? This what gets LibreOffice into the menus.


Mehh -- I did not see that, or that guidance, in the readme. It's not a big deal at this point, but can you point me to the method, please and thank you?
michaaa62 - 27.01.2011, 10:04
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Too bad, just removed the download an hour ago, but this is what i remember:
If you unpack the zip file, go into the directory where you will find all the packages and one folder called 'Desktop Integration', change into that directory, you will find one deb, this is the deb to create the menu for the desktop environment you are using. Install it with
      Code:
dpkg -i *.deb
and you are done.
dibl - 27.01.2011, 13:00
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Aha! Yes, I see it, still there where I unpacked the zip file.

Thanks!
belze - 27.01.2011, 13:20
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libreoffice in in debian experimental repo. no need to manual install! just use apt pinning to get always the latest release! (at your own risk, of course)
slaughterer - 28.02.2011, 22:32
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Libreoffice work's like a charm. Install it right a way.
DeepDayze - 28.02.2011, 23:09
Post subject: RE: Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
Libreoffice is in sid...the OOo transitional packages install libreoffice for you

It works fine too...and I noticed it opened docx docs a bit better now
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