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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice.org Reply with quote

On another forum, someone posted the note:

"Open office is a dead project now. There is a new fork of this code called libre office. If you currently use open office you will not get any more updates and should move to libre office to get the continued support."

It this really so? Should we all be migrating to LibreOffice?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday, August 06, 2011

No it is not true. Updates to OOo are on hold due to the transfer of OOo from Oracle to Apache. Updates should come in the fall.

LO is a from from OOo whose primary code base is the GO-OO.org project.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Linux user (PCLinuxOS) I am faced with the problem of whether to use libreoffice from the repository or install the vanilla version from the OOo site. I always end up doing the latter!

I've just done a re-installation of the OS and tried libreoffice again, but I find that a fairly complex file (a small botanical newsletter that I edit) crashes when I try to open it with LO, but is just fine with OOo.

I'm glad to hear that OOo is still being developed under Apache and look forward to later versions.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any chance the 2 projects will merge, kind of annoying to have 2 similar programs that do things ever so slightly differently.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there any chance the 2 projects will merge, kind of annoying to have 2 similar programs that do things ever so slightly differently.


Probably not as the LibreOffice people seem to be trying to make their version as close to MSOffice as they can, while the OOo project is to develop the best possible Office suite while maintaining some compatibility with MSO and other office suites.

This is one of the weaknesses of open source software - just look at all the different flavours of Linux!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another problem is the license difference; Apache's license is more liberal that TDF's, so LO can take code from OOo, but Apache OOo can't take code from LO.
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