I’m happy to announce that the first OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta packages are available in the Build Service OpenOffice.org:UNSTABLE project.
The package version is 220.127.116.11. It is based on the upstream ooo300-m3 milestone.
Call for testing:
We kindly ask any interested beta testers to try the package and report bugs into bugzilla.novell.com, see below for more details.
Note that the package is still a beta version and might include even serious bugs. Therefore it is not intended for data-critical usage. A good practice is to archive any important data before using it, ...
Where to get it:
The list of installation repositories can be found at http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories#OpenOffice.org_U...
There are some problems with the version update on older distributions. You might need to select the right version by hand, see http://en.opensuse.org/OpenOffice#Dependencies_During_Update
The packages with localizations are renamed from OpenOffice_org-<lang> to OpenOffice_org-l10n-<lang>. Also the localized help content is split into the optional OpenOffice_org-help-<lang> packages. Finally, the American localization is split into extra packages OpenOffice_org-l10n-en-US and OpenOffice_org-help-en-US.
We are sorry, the 64-bit packages are not available for SLED10 and openSUSE-10.2. You could install the 32-bit (i586) packages there. We hope to solve the build problems within the following weeks.
+ mono extensions does not work
Changes in this version:
The GO-OO project changes are listed at http://svn.gnome.org/svn/ooo-build/tags/OOO_BUILD_3_0_0_1/NEWS
General information about the build:
The build is based on the GO-OO project. It includes lots bug fixes, features and optimizations in compare with the regular OpenOffice.org build:
* better startup performance * improved VBA interoperability * improved import filters (OOXML, WordPerfect) * additional import filters (SVG, WordPerfect Graphics, Microsoft Works, ...) * native KDE Open/Save dialog * WebDAV locking * new 3D slide transitions * multimedia in Impress via GStreamer * multiple formula syntax (Calc A1, Excel A1 and Excel R1C1) * ...
, see also http://go-oo.org/discover/