[sf-lug] Fwd: LibreOffice 3.3 Final

Bobbie Sellers bliss at sfo.com
Wed Jan 26 11:10:56 PST 2011

	This might interest some.

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Subject: LibreOffice 3.3 Final
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:00:17 -0500
From: Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com>
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.mandriva

For those of you who are not aware of it yet, the LibreOffice 3.3 Final
made its appearance this week. You'll find the download here:

For those who are not aware of it, LibreOffice is a migration of the
OpenOffice suite after Oracle bought out Sun. Many (most) of the
communities supporting the OpenOffice project left and "The Document
Foundation" group was formed. This then led to the formation of the
LibreOffice project and the code from Openoffice, Go-Oo and BrOffice
were merged with more along with more complimentary code. There are now
close to 100 developers working on the project.

Most Linux distros will be supporting LibreOffice and some have already
confirmed that they will be offering LibreOffice before OpenOffice as
their main office suite.

You can read up on all of this on the LibreOffice site.

Tips for an easy fresh install:

1. Download the distro and help files and language pack (if needed).
2. Right click on the .tar.gz and choose unpack here (or whatever it is
called -- my system is in French)
3. You can put ALL the .rpms that you need in one file folder then do a
Ctrl-A (this means choose all); right-click and choose the regular MDV
software installer. This will install all of the files.

NOTE: if you have previously installed LibreOffice, you should uninstall
ALL LibreOffice related files BEFORE install the FINAL version. ALSO
NOTE that the RC4 version is the same as the FINAL version.

ALSO NOTE: if you would like to install the clip art from the
OpenClipart.org project, you can install:
libreoffice-openclipart-3-1pclos2010.noarch.rpm and it will install all
of the cliparts into the right LibreOffice folders. You can find the
file here:



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