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If you’re not daring enough to download version 2.0 beta 2, then you may be pleased to know that 1.1.5 has been released. It’s basically the same as the previous 1.1.x releases but with bug fixes and support for the new OpenDocument file formats, which are the default in 2.0. That said, you can only open OpenDocument files – you can’t save them in this release. That requires version 2.0.
Unfortunately there isn’t yet an equivalent update to NeoOffice, which is a bit annoying since I’ve been running the betas of 2.0 and have a number of files saved in the OpenDocument formats. The changes will apply in NeoOffice/J 1.2, but that is slated for a late 2005 release so it’s probably a month or two away 🙁 . From what I can gather, this is due to the move from Java 1.3.1 to 1.4.2, which has different interface APIs – the former will not be available on the Intel Macs due out next year, though this will mean that OS X 10.2.x (Jaguar) is no longer supported.


  1. Better DL the beta. I use MS Office, so I might DL this, now I have 1mbps.

  2. I recently started using OpenOffice in work on Solaris and I’m blown away by how good it is. If I want to use MS Office I have to go through a Citrix Client which is slow but I can run OpenOffice on my machine in work and it does everything I need it to do. I’ve been blown away with how good it is.