Apache OpenOffice - Third-Party Ports and distributions
The following list of third-party party ports and distributions is made available as a service to the community. The Apache OpenOffice project does not officially endorse or maintain these packages. If you have a port or distribution that you want to be listed here please send the details to our public mailing list.
Ports and distributions available now
X-ApacheOpenOffice by winPenPack (Apache OpenOffice Portable version for Windows)Apache OpenOffice re-packaged as a live/portable program by the winPenPack team, allowing execution without further installation, from a USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk.
Apache OpenOffice for Linux systems using glibc 2.5 (32 and 64 bits)A special build of Apache OpenOffice by Ariel Constenla-Haile that will run on older Linux distributions containing glibc 2.5 or 2.7, such as RHEL 5 and CentOS 5 (the official 3.4.1 builds require glibc 2.11).
Ports and distributions under development
- OpenSolaris (Sparc) by Adfinis SyGroup AG (Nicolas Christener)
- Solaris (x86) by Adfinis SyGroup AG (Nicolas Christener)
FreeBSD OpenOffice portA port to FreeBSD by Maho Nakata and Pedro Giffuni
OS/2 OpenOffice portA port to OS/2 by Yuri Dario
About ports and distributions
Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is a productivity suite which is already officially available for the following platforms:
- Windows - XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 (32-bit)
- Linux - RPM / DEB-based (32-bit and 64-bit)
- MacOS X (Intel) - 10.4 (Tiger) up to 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
What is a port?
When making AOO available for another operating system or CPU architecture, then this is called "porting or a port". Usually this is done on the source code level. More general information here.
What is a distribution?
When taking an already available AOO installation and package it in a different way to make it ready to run directly, e.g., from a USB stick resp. CD/DVD or on another Linux OS, then this is called "distribution or distro". More general information here.
How to create your own port: To Do's
- Getting the Source Code: Start to work with the Apache OpenOffice code
- Building the Source Code: read the Building Guide
- Introduction to Porting: Some tips for Porting
- Release of successful ports on regular basis: Once ports have been made, people are needed for preparing and providing the builds on a regular basis. Use the Apache OpenOffice dev mailing list to coordinate.
- Create a new port. There is a certain demand for doing a port. At the moment there are no efforts visible for such a port. Create one! Use the Apache OpenOffice dev mailing list to coordinate.
- Implementation of Porting (outdated)
- Links to Documentation (outdated)