Archived News from Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is now available for download!
23 July 2013: Following a continuous time of improvement, we are proud to announce today the newest release of Apache OpenOffice. It is out now and available for download. This is a major feature release, so make sure to check out the Feature Overview to learn more about the new features and all improvements.
Apache announces graduation status for Apache OpenOffice
19 October 2012: Apache Software Foundation board has approved a resolution promoting Apache OpenOffice Podling to an Apache Top level project.
Apache OpenOffice 3.4 Blows Past 1M Downloads
16 May 2012: After last week's release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4, the project is pleased to note the strong positive reception by users and the press. Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been downloaded over one million times!
www.openoffice.org is now hosted by the Apache Software Foundation
The Apache Software Foundation Statement on Apache OpenOffice
14 October 2011: On 1 June 2011, Oracle Corporation submitted the OpenOffice.org code base to The Apache Software Foundation. That submission was accepted, and the project is now being developed as a podling in the Apache Incubator under the ASF's meritocratic process informally dubbed "The Apache Way". OpenOffice.org is now officially part of the Apache family. The project is known as Apache OpenOffice. Over its 12-year history, the ASF has welcomed contributions from individuals and organizations alike, but, as a policy, does not solicit code donations. The OpenOffice.org code base was not pursued by the ASF prior to its acceptance into the Apache Incubator. Read the complete ASF annoncement
OpenOffice.org Blog at Apache
11 July 2011: Keep up with latest developments in the OpenOffice.org to Apache project transition at the OpenOffice.org (OOo) blog.
OpenOffice.org is Established as an ASF Project
13 June 2011: OpenOffice.org has now been accepted as an Apache incubator project. Details and further participation in the OpenOffice.org project can be found at the new incubator site.
OpenOffice.org Joins Apache Incubator
1 June 2011: On June 1, 2011, Oracle announced that it was donating OpenOffice.org's code to The Apache Software Foundation's Incubator. The Apache OpenOffice "podling" http://openoffice.apache.org/ site was established on June 13, 2011. Please join us in this new phase of OpenOffice.org by subscribing to our mailing lists.
Oracle Donates OpenOffice.org to Apache
1 June 2011: In an announcement made today, Oracle has donated the OpenOffice.org project to the Apache Software Foundation. The proposal calls for OpenOffice.org to be established as an incubator project.
Oracle Stops Support for Commercial OpenOffice.org
15 April 2011: Oracle Corporation today has announced its intention to move OpenOffice.org to a purely community-based open source project and no longer offer a commercial version of Open Office (formerly named Oracle Open Office, when the development was at Sun the name was StarOffice).
OpenOffice.org 3.4 Beta Release
12 April 2011: We are happy to announce that
OpenOffice.org 3.4 Beta is now ready for download. This Beta Release is available in
English and 69 additional languages which can be installed as language packs (localizations are still ongoing). Feel free
to download, test and give feedback. The best way to test is under real life conditions. OpenOffice.org is a community
effort and your input will help to make OpenOffice.org 3.4 even better!
The Beta testing period ends on May 2nd. Take advantage of this evaluation period to take a closer look at the new SVG import, the improved ODF 1.2 support and other enhancementsand help to find open issues. The following are the preferred ways to provide feedback. Happy testing!
- send a mail to the mailing list email@example.com with the subject line starting with *Beta 3.4*
- submit an issue in BugZilla
OpenOffice.org at CeBIT 2011
28 February 2011: The OpenOffice.org team is at this year's CeBIT again with a stand in the open source park (hall 2, D44, 145), demoing the new version 3.3. Visitors can meet the community and find out more about the product and the project. Migration and training are the focus this year, so don't miss the chance to talk with our experts.
OpenOffice.org 3.4 Alpha Release
28 February 2011: On the way to the next release we have published OpenOffice.org 3.4 Alpha (Developer Snapshot DEV300m101). See the overview about some highlights or Technical Release Notes. Please note that this Alpha release will be available until Developer Snapshot DEV300m103 will be published.
Welcome at the OpenOffice.org site based on Project Kenai
24 February 2011: The move to a the new framework is finished. Registered users will receive a notification via direct mail in the next 1-2 days. Please find more information, some hints about the new site and a list for feedback at http://kenai.com/projects/ooo-migration/pages/Home. Feel free to raise problems with the new platform that hinder you to join the collaboration and please bear with us during initial hiccups.
Move of the OpenOffice.org Site
16 February 2011: The OpenOffice.org main site moves to a new infrastructure starting Monday February 21. It will be in read-only mode for 4-5 days.
The move is going to include main site services like publishing of web content, mailing lists, bugtracking, ... and the existing data content of those. Projects are locked and mails (lists and user forwarding) are queued during the migration process. Satellite sites like OpenOffice.org forums, extensions and templates sites, Wiki, mercurial repositories, ... are not affected.
Please find more information, some hints about the new site and a mail list that continues to work during the migration at http://kenai.com/projects/ooo-migration/pages/Home.
OpenOffice.org 3.3 is available for download!
26 January 2011: The newest Release of OpenOffice.org is out now and available for download. This is a feature release. Check the Feature Overview to learn more about the new features. The technical Release Notes are also available.
Release Candidate 10 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 9 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 8 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 7 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 6 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 5 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 4 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 3 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 2 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 1 for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 is now available for testing
Beta Release of OpenOffice.org 3.3
OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 receives Editor's Choice Award at Softonic with exceptional rating
10 June 2010: OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 receives the Editor's Choice Award at Softonic with an exceptional rating
of 4.5 stars!
OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 is now available for download
04 June 2010: OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 is now available for download. This is a bugfix release but shows also a refreshed brand from OpenOffice.org's new sponsor Oracle. The Release Notes show the changes. The details about Brand Refresh are here.
Release Candidate 2 for OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 is now available for testing
OpenOffice.org Summer Internship Programme
18 May 2010: The OpenOffice.org Summer Internship Programme has been launched.
Release Candidate 1 for OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 is now available for testing
PortalProgramas.com awards us Best Open Source 2009
OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for download
Release Candidate 5 for OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for testing
About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2010 - Nomination
01 February 2010: OpenOffice.org has been nominated in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2010. Don't miss to vote for us!
Oracle Completes Acquisition of Sun
27 January 2010: Oracle completes the acquisition of Sun Microsystems and invites to view the Oracle + Sun Product Strategy Webcast series including one demonstrating the continued commitment to office productivity.
Release Candidate 4 for OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for testing
Release Candidate 3 for OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for testing
OpenOffice.org Conference 2011 - Call for Location
18 January 2010: The OpenOffice.org Community is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual international conference in 2011. Since the first conference in 2003, OOoCon has been held in Germany, Slovenia, France, Spain, China and Italy, and will be held in Hungary in the fall of 2010 - could your local OpenOffice.org community rise to the challenge in 2011? More details are available here.
Release Candidate 2 for OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for testing
The first Release Candidate for OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for testing
21 December 2009: The first Release Candidate for OpenOffice.org 3.2 is now available for testing. For further information on what a Release Candidate is, please see the Developer Builds Downloads page. The new features in 3.2 are described here.
100,000,000 downloads of OpenOffice.org 3
29 October 2009: On October 28th. 2009, the one hundred millionth person clicked on the Download OpenOffice.org button since version 3.0 of the software was announced just over one year ago. Join in the celebrations leading up to OOoCon 2009 - the "Cento Milioni" conference - in Orvieto, Italy from November 4th-6th 2009.
Oracle's Plan for OpenOffice.org
Beta Release of OpenOffice.org 3.2
OpenOffice.org 2.4.3 is available for download
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 is available for download
OOoCon Call for Papers
Send in your proposals for this year's OpenOffice.org Conference!
OpenOffice.org 3.1 is available for download
OpenOffice.org scoops Favorite Office Software Award
01 May 2009: Linux Journal is proud to announce that OpenOffice has won its 2009 Readers' Choice Award for "Favorite Office Program". See our Awards Page.
50 million downloads
26 Mar 2009: Yesterday we recorded the 50 millionth download of OpenOffice.org from /download since OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released in October last year. The download counter is updated every day and can be seen on the Marketing Planet. Congratulations to all the community members who contributed to such a fabulously successful product!
A new Planet
10 Mar 2009: Read the new OpenOffice.org Planet for all the blogs worth reading on OpenOffice.org topics.
Meet us at CeBIT!
OpenOffice.org will be at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, from March 3rd until March 8th. Visit us in hall 6, booth E46-12 and listen to one of our lectures!
OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 released
OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 has been released. Download your copy now.
We're off the scale!
Have you checked the temperature?
OpenOffice.org 2.4.2 available
29 Oct 2008: The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.4.2, a minor update of OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 released in June 2008. OpenOffice.org 2.4.2 (en-US for Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and Solaris) is available for immediate download from /download. Please contact the appropriate native-language project /projects/native-lang.html for details of availability in other languages, and the appropriate porting project http://porting.openoffice.org for details of other platforms.
OpenOffice.org 3.0 is hot
26 Oct 2008: Our download thermometer shows how hot OpenOffice.org is! Note: the thermometer uses data obtained via our download page. It does not show downloads via other sources - e.g. Linux users who obtain OpenOffice.org 3.0 directly from their Linux distribution.
OpenOffice.org 3.0 is available now
13 Oct 2008: Following three years of continuous improvement, OpenOffice.org has now reached the landmark version 3.0, with a host of new features including native support for Mac OS X users. Head to /download to download the en-US, da, de, fr, it, ja, ru, sv versions, and monitor the platforms and languages page for details of the availability of other versions.
20 October 2008: NetBeans, the open-source platform and IDE for Java development celebrates its 10th birthday 20 October, a week after OpenOffice.org celebrated its 8th. But the interesting point about NetBeans for OpenOffice.org developers is its integration with OpenOffice.org. With NetBeans, one can easily write extensions, and that's only a start. See:
OpenOffice.org. NetBeans Integration
OpenOffice.org Extensions with NetBeans LAB-9410
- Using OpenOffice.org. API to generate PDF documents
In a similar light, the Eclipse open-source framework also provides powerful tools for creating OpenOffice.org extensions. See:
Community Innovation Program winners announced
06 Oct 2008: The Program Committee has published the names of the winners (including team leaders) to this important competition held the first half of this year and funded by Sun Microsystems. To learn who won and what they did (and are doing), see the Community Innovation Program Pages.
ODF Olympiad 2008
20 Sep 2008: The ODF Olympiad launches today! The ODF--short for OpenDocument Format--is a fundamentally important format that gives to tens of millions around the world invaluable access to electronic documents. OpenOffice.org proudly stands as the primary implementation of this format. The Olympiad, which is global, is open to all students, and we invite them to participate.
SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards
OpenOffice.org was awarded three prizes in the SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards! Thanks to all our users for their votes!
InfoWorld: 2008 Bossie Award
OpenOffice.org was considered the "Best of open source productivity application," an award chosen by InfoWorld Test Center editors, analysts, and reviewers.
OOoCon 2008: Beijing
The OpenOffice.org Community Conference, OOoCon, will take place 5-7 November in Beijing. The event, which promises to be as enjoyable as it will be important, will mark the first time OOoCon has taken place outside of Europe, and for this we thank the primary host, Redflag 2000 and the Chinese and East Asian OpenOffice.org community.
We invite all to participate! For more information, including travel and registration details, please visit the site:
|5-7 Nov.||OOoCon 2008, Beijing, China|
|19-22 Oct.||Open Source World Conference, Málaga, Spain|
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