Austin Murphy on 8 Oct 2010 07:03:20 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice & LibreOffice

  • From: Austin Murphy <>
  • To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice & LibreOffice
  • Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 10:03:14 -0400
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I think the Beta label comes from the process of integrating the
backlog of patches from GO-OO and elsewhere.

The internal sun/oracle OO.o team was not especially welcoming of
patches and a lot have piled up.  I imagine that once these get
integrated, the beta label will be dropped.


On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Art Alexion <> wrote:
> Looks like the core OOo team has split from Oracle, renaming OOo
> LibreOffice, and the OOo website to
> The OOo website makes no mention of Libre Office, but LibreOffice has a faq
> that leaves as many practical questions unanswered as it answers many of the
> organizational ones.  For instance, where other parts of the web site claim
> that LO is a rebranding and built on the OOo code base, the download page
> describes it as Beta software, and warns about use in a production
> environment.
> Has anyone tried LO?
> Are there regressions that make it less stable than OOo?
> Will OOo still be developed under Oracle's umbrella?
> Do the leading distros have plans to replace OOo with LO?
> I've been using one form or another of this suite since StarOffice 5.2, and
> would appreciate any insights.
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