Ahead of the OpenOffice.org conference, I have just released the new download pages for OpenOffice.org (X11) on the Mac. They are now much simpler than before. The download is now available at http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/. The old download pages (except the legacy download for 1.1.2) redirect to the new pages. Part of this is the fact that… Continue reading Updated OpenOffice Mac Download Pages
The Mac OS X Porting Team have released a roadmap of their development of the Aqua version of OpenOffice.org without the need for X11. read more | digg story
The new Google Archive Search is a great tool, with even more potential. The timeline feature is really neat, though could be more customisable. For example being able to show more articles on one page. Here’s and example search for all articles related to Mac OpenOffice in timeline form.
It would appear that many news organisations have picked up on the OpenOffice Aqua news wrongly. OpenOffice are only going to preview the latest Aqua build at the OpenOffice conference and Apple Expo in Paris, next month. Pages that have picked up on the story and claim that the OpenOffice Mac Porting Team are going… Continue reading OpenOffice Aqua picked up wrong
I’ve been playing around with one of Eric Bachard’s recent Intel OpenOffice Aqua builds. Although it crashes a lot, it does work to some degree. The crash reporter has a crashing bug in it so I had to disable it using the startup switch -norestore. Eric had said to me not to run the registration… Continue reading OpenOffice Aqua is coming along nicely
Please look at slides 11 – 13, as these contain all the changes. Primarily, I have added what I think should be in the user and developer sections of the mac porting web site. http://smsm1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ooo/MacPortingWebSite.pdfhttp://smsm1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ooo/MacPortingWebSite.odp To see the current draft please look at http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/testing/index.html
It would appear that X11 Intel on my MacBook doesn’t work due to a problem with the windows not coming to the front as expected. This was fixed in Mac OS X 10.4.3, and is now there in 10.4.6 Intel. Is anyone else getting the problem? I need X11 for using OpenOffice 2, and it… Continue reading X11 Intel having same problem as PPC fixed in 10.4.3
Is it any wonder people go about pirating MS product? Their licensing is so complicated I just take one look and run away, it’s that complicated. Now there putting anti-piracy software into their MS-products. One week later and OpenOffice is starting a switch campaign. I have also added the getOpenOffice.org logo to my blog.
In trying to create JavaHelp Documentation, I have found that the following software to be useful. http://sourceforge.net/projects/jhelpmaker It is a new Open Source project available on sourceforge, that looks like it has a lot of potential.
One interesting thing that I noticed on the Wikipedia is that there is the predicted release of the Aqua version of OpenOffice.org for Mac OS X