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.
AndrOpen Office (Android port of Apache OpenOffice)AndrOpen Office is the world's first port of OpenOffice for Android. It is made available on Google Play by the AndrOpen Office team and it requires Android 2.3 or later.
- step-by-step guide (with commentary in Portuguese) is available too.
Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 for Linux systems using glibc 2.5 (32 and 64 bits)A special build of Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 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. Since Apache OpenOffice 4, the official builds work on systems with glibc 2.5).
PrOOo-Box (German only)A collection of open source applications for the office area, created by German community members. The core of the collection is Apache OpenOffice.
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)