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OpenOffice 2.0 Preview Released


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:42 AM

Preview Pre-Review King of OSS Suites adds Access-clone By Fernando Cassia: Sunday 19 December 2004, 10:43 THE SUN-SPONSORED OpenOffice.org project based on open sourced StarOffice code has released a preview of the upcoming OpenOffice 2.0 product. This version touts better MS-Office loading and parsing, strict XML compliant output, a new database program that mimics Microsoft's Access, and much more. It's available for 32-bit Windows, Linux (x86), Sun Solaris x86, and the traditional Solaris for Sparc. We used this opportunity to take this pre-release "version 1.9.65", which will end up being 2.0, for a quick spin.
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 04:02 PM

I am really excited about the DB addition. Can't wait for the final release of 2.0. If I didn't rely on OO.o so much, I would be tempted to download the Beta version.
Thanks for the information. We will have to remind each other when 2.0 is officially released!
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:08 PM

If I didn't rely on OO.o so much, I would be tempted to download the Beta version.

Just wondering, why does that stop you from testing out the beta?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:29 PM

Beta programs are just that: presented for user testing. I would be afraid to mistaking use the bete version for something important. I am content to wait a few weeks until OOo2 is published.
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:43 PM

Ahh, yes that does make sense since you use the application regularly. I am testing this version on a tester machine. I think you will be very happy with the final product as I have found it working quite nicely so far.

I only wish the WordPerfect filter was more of a working model so that it could be included in this version. Then I could get rid of 2 suites and replace it with one.

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:03 PM

If 2 is as good as the current version, you can rest assured I will be happy, and the new DB will get used a lot. Now I am really tempted to download the Beta!
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:55 PM

Should I test it? How big of a download is it?

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:17 AM

The windows version is a 79MB download, which is much smaller than Office.
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