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19th March 2008

DEV300_m2 Aqua Development Snapshot Released

The OpenOffice.org Mac Porting team are proud to announce the third 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 cause data loss. A backup of all documents used in OpenOffice.org Aqua is recommended. TimeMachine supplied with Leopard is ideal for this.

Recent improvements:

  • Printing now uses an aqua native print dialog
  • Various bugs, crashes, performance, and cosmetic improvements
  • The native file picker should work now (though there are 2 unlabeled checkboxes)
  • The QuickStarter is now supported on Mac OS X issue 67502
  • Copy and Paste now works in the Hyperlink dialog issue 78680
  • Icons are no longer shown in the menus by default on Mac OS X issue 77595
  • Extentions can now be installed through the GUI issue 83126
  • Improved scrolling when using a scroll wheel issue 84825 issue 85511
  • Real version number is shown in the Mac OS X Finder's Get Info Window.
  • The recent items list in the Apple menu is now populated issue 85739
  • Faster loading and saving of files issue 85798
  • New Start Centre issue 85963 Blog Post

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:

  • OpenOffice.org still has problems with Aqua's device resolution indepence
  • 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
  • Starting OpenOffice.org from a shared/remote folder does not work

More development snapshots will be coming soon.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.x will be the last release for an X11 version on OpenOffice.org.

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

OpenOffice.org Aqua Download page


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

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