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OpenOffice.org History and Milestones 1999 - 2005

2004-10


1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003
1999-04 Sun Microsystems, Inc., buys StarDivision
2000
2000-07-19 OpenOffice.org announced; StarOffice 5.2 code open-sourced under LGPL/SISSL
2000-10-13 OpenOffice.org goes live, with the source available for download
2000-11-24 First port complete: PPC Linux
2000-12 XML file-format specification
2001
2001-02 Integration of the new, psprint-based printing system
2001-04 Whiteboard (now Incubator) projects grow; these are community-initiated development projects
2001-04 Source code to Mac OS X port released
2001-04 First Lang (now Native-Lang) project - Francophone
2001-04 Thesaurus announced (en_US )
2001-05 Spell Checking integrated (MySpell)
2001-06 ODK released
2001-07 First community localization - Finnish
2001-07 Marketing (Whiteboard) project created
2001-09 Help system and content integrated
2001-10 Build 638c is released (638c was a milestone release)
2001-10 One Million Downloads!
2001-13 First anniversary
2002
2002-04 10,000 members registered; 4.5 Million downloads
2002-05 OpenOffice.org 1.0 announced
2002-05 6 Million downloads, 2,000 messages posted per week
2002-05-07 Mac OS X (developer) build released, adding to the list that includes all other flavors of Unix, such as FreeBSD
2002-06-30 OpenOffice.org grows to 55,000, adding five thousand new members per week
2002-07 Native Lang projects: Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, Português do Brasil
2002-08 Community-sponsored development projects include: Documentation, QA, WP, Groupware, Lingucomponent
2002-08 Best Office Productivity Award (Linux Journal)
2002-08 Evolutionary Enterprise Award (Linux World Expo) (picture coming soon)
2000-09 SDK released, superseding the ODK
2002-09 XML Journal Finalist Award
2002-10 New developer builds and ports: 643, Mac OS X11 Public Beta
2002-10-13 Facts:
2003
2003-02 OpenOffice.org Software Development Kit released (Beta; now final)
2003-03 OpenOffice.org Conference
2003-04 OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC1 released
2003-07 OpenOffice.org Mac OS X (X11) port finalized (GM)
2003-08 Numerous new Native-Lang and Incubator projects
2003-09 The OpenOffice.org Community Council Formed
2003-09 OpenOffice.org 1.1 released
2003-10 Awards: Numerous user and editor awards
2003-10-13

Facts:

  • More than 20 million downloads
  • Over 107,000 registered members
  • More than 50 projects, many led by volunteer members
  • Sixty localizations achieved or in progress
  • Over 270 developers and contributors
  • More statistics
2004
2004-02
2005
2005-03 OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta released

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