OpenOffice.Org V2 Public Beta 2


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Gordon Darling

OPENOFFICE.ORG ANNOUNCES VERSION 2.0 PUBLIC BETA 2

29 August, 2005 - 16H00 UTC

The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public
beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download.

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 this stage.


OpenOffice.org Conference - 2005

The release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 comes one month before the
annual OpenOffice.org Conference, to be held in Koper - Capodistria,
Slovenia, from 28 to 30 September. The conference, organised by the
Slovenian and Italian OpenOffice.org project teams, follows the
successes of the last two years, OOoCon 2003 in Hamburg and OOoCon 2004
in Berlin, and is intended to bring together all people who are
interested in the development, deployment and use of the software
suite. For further information regarding the conference, please visit
http://marketing.openoffice.org/conference/index.html.


Beta Availability

The beta version and it's source code can be downloaded from
http://download.openoffice.org/2.0beta2/index.html.


Feature Guide

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 at
http://www.openoffice.org/mail_list.html#general.


About OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a fully featured open-source productivity suite
available as a free download for major computing platforms in over 45
languages. Data is stored in an XML file format standardised for office
documents by the international body OASIS. OpenOffice.org is developed,
supported, and promoted by an international community of volunteers with
its main sponsor and primary contributor being Sun Microsystems.
OpenOffice.org operates from http://www.openoffice.org.


GLOBAL CONTACTS

Jacqueline McNally (UTC +08h00)
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead
(e-mail address removed)
+61 (8) 9474-3021

John McCreesh (UTC +01h00)
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Co-Lead
(e-mail address removed)
+44 (0)131 523 9218

Louis Suarez-Potts
OpenOffice.org Community Manager
(e-mail address removed)
+1 (416) 625 3843

© 2005 OpenOffice.org

Regards
Gordon
 
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Rob

Gordon Darling said:
OPENOFFICE.ORG ANNOUNCES VERSION 2.0 PUBLIC BETA 2

29 August, 2005 - 16H00 UTC

The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public
beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download.

Well, they may be pleased, but I am not, for it's CRAP!!!
I installed it over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system).
Therefore it's CRAP!!!
What's that spelled? C-R-A-P!!!

Rob
 
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Sparky

Rob said:
I installed it over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system).
Therefore it's CRAP!!!

Rob

Rob;

1) This is a beta
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 this stage.

2) Do not install over previous versions
It is recommended that the previous version be uninstalled before
updating to a new version. This can be accomplished, in Windows, by
using the Setup program from the Start Menu and selecting
Deinstallation.

3) If you want the fine people at OOo to hear your concerns

The beta is not crap. Your assumptions were faulty and even cavalier
considering this is a pre-release of a *major upgrade*, not a point
update. As always, rtfm.

regards,
-Sparky
 
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Gordon Darling

Gordon Darling said:
[quoted text muted]

Well, they may be pleased, but I am not, for it's CRAP!!! I installed it
over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system). Therefore it's
CRAP!!!
What's that spelled? C-R-A-P!!!

Installed perfectly on 2 Win2K SP4 machines.

Regards
Gordon
 
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Dick Kistler

Rob said:
Well, they may be pleased, but I am not, for it's CRAP!!!
I installed it over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system).
Therefore it's CRAP!!!
What's that spelled? C-R-A-P!!!

Rob

It's spelled DUHHH!
 
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casioculture

Gordon said:
Gordon Darling said:
[quoted text muted]

Well, they may be pleased, but I am not, for it's CRAP!!! I installed it
over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system). Therefore it's
CRAP!!!
What's that spelled? C-R-A-P!!!

Installed perfectly on 2 Win2K SP4 machines.

Regards
Gordon

What version is this beta 2? I just installed 1.9.122 before i found
out about this beta.
 
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Sparky

casioculture said:
Gordon said:
Gordon Darling <[email protected]>:


[quoted text muted]

Well, they may be pleased, but I am not, for it's CRAP!!! I installed it
over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system). Therefore it's
CRAP!!!
What's that spelled? C-R-A-P!!!

Installed perfectly on 2 Win2K SP4 machines.

Regards
Gordon


What version is this beta 2? I just installed 1.9.122 before i found
out about this beta.
2.0 Beta 2 (official Beta) is 1.9.125. I have it running on 2 xp pros
and a win2k. Multi-user runs w/o a hitch.

I <ahem> suggest you rtfm before installing. Just in case, y'know?

-Sparky
 
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Gordon Darling

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Jim

OPENOFFICE.ORG ANNOUNCES VERSION 2.0 PUBLIC BETA 2

29 August, 2005 - 16H00 UTC

The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public
beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download. <snip>

Thanks ... Do the beta versions of Openoffice ever expire or time-out?
 
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Onno Voors

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.

Is it possible to install nothing but the spreadsheet? Last time I tried I
got the database program with it.
 
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burris

Rob said:
Well, they may be pleased, but I am not, for it's CRAP!!!
I installed it over v. 1.1.4. and it won't run at all (W2K system).
Therefore it's CRAP!!!
What's that spelled? C-R-A-P!!!

Rob

Strange....I installed it.... XP Pro--SP1 and it works perfectly.
 

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