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3rd July 2007

Second Aqua Development Snapshot Released

The OpenOffice.org Mac Porting team are proud to announce the second development snapshot of the Aqua version of OpenOffice.org for Mac OS X. This snapshot brings a vast number of improvements. Please see below for the updated list of new bug fixes and known issues with this release.

All snapshots until we release the a beta product should not be used for production work, as the software may crash and may destroy your data. A backup of all documents used in OpenOffice.org Aqua is recommended.

What's new in this version:

  • Printing now works, though it does not yet use an aqua print dialog
  • PDF export now works
  • Copy and Paste should now work fully
  • OpenOffice.org no longer crashes after quiting
  • Text and graphics are now drawn properly
  • Windows and dialogs mostly now have an aqua theme
  • Combo boxes now look a lot better
  • Various bugs, crashes and performance improvements
  • (QA only) testtool can be hacked to work properly

There are a number of things that do not work in this version. Please do not report anything in the following list. The known issues include:

  • There is a black flash when opening new windows
  • OpenOffice.org still has problems with Aqua's device resolution indepence
  • There is no Aqua file picker in this release. This is a known regression, the Aqua file picker will be back in a future build
  • Opening a document to open in OpenOffice.org from another application, such as the Finder, Mail or Safari, will mean that OpenOffice.org will open with a blank document. You need to open all documents from within OpenOffice.org
  • The print dialog is not the same as one in other Mac OS X Applications
  • Starting OpenOffice.org from a shared/remote folder does not work
  • Impress will not recognise multiple monitors for presentations

More development snapshots will be coming soon.

The X11 version will continue to be tested and distributed until further notice.

For a full list of known issues please see our issue tracker

OpenOffice.org Aqua Download page

Porting project Lead Blog Post

The OpenOffice.org Mac Porting Project aims to port OpenOffice.org to run on Mac OS X natively without X11.

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