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From: "Calum Selkirk" <cselkirk@...>
Subject: Fwd: ANNOUNCING: OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 for PPC Linux
Date: Thu Jul 18 20:06:03 2002
----- Forwarded message from "Kevin B. Hendricks" <kevin.hendricks@...> -----

> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 10:14:40 -0400
> From: "Kevin B. Hendricks" <kevin.hendricks@...>
> To: yellowdog-general@...,
> 	linuxppc-user@..., suse-ppc@...,
> 	debian-powerpc@...
> Cc: discuss@...
> Subject: ANNOUNCING: OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 for PPC Linux
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> 
> Announcing: OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 for PPC Linux
> 
> What is it?
> --------------
> OpenOffice.org provides a free (source LGPL and no $) almost drop-in
> replacement for Microsoft Office and is available for Solaris (Sparc and
> x86), Linux (x86 and PPC), WIN (NT, 200, XP, 98, 95, etc), and coming real
> soon now (RSN) for FreeBSD, NetBSD, Irix, and Mac OSX.  It provides almost
> transparent file access to Microsoft Office files.
> 
> Please see http://www.openoffice.org for more info and additional download
> sites for major platforms.  PPC Linux specific download sites are provided
> below.
> 
> 
> What's New in This Release?
> ------------------------------
> - built using gcc-3.1.1 pre
> - improved font handling
> - new shared dictionary support
> - user-installed hyphenation dictionaries now possible
> - huge number of bug fixes and stability improvments
> 
> For a more complete listing of fixed bugs:
> 
>     http://tools.openoffice.org/releases/changelog.html
> 
> 
> This version should work on stock Debian, SuSE 7.3, YDL 2.2 and YDL 2.3,
> and almost any other PPC Linux distribution using at least glibc 2.2.1.
> 
> Please Note:  Debian users may want to use the official Debian builds which
> include better desktop integration for Debian users and have been built
> and tested on Debian systems (although this version will work too)
> 
> 
> DISCLAIMER
> --------------
> This is the usual disclaimer.   OOo 1.0.1 should be a rock steady release
> but please don't complain if you loose everything!  I use it constantly
> and have not experienced any problems but I can make no guarantees.
> If interested, you can build your own binary direct from source.
> (see below).
> 
> Please check out http://www.openoffice.org for more info on the
> OpenOffice.org project
> 
> 
> What's Available (English Only)?
> ----------------------------------
> - OOo_1.0.1c_LinuxPPC_installer.tar.gz
>        md5sum: 432cf242c085fb3a3675779b393ed2b4
>       64939379 bytes
> 
> - OpenOffice_README.ppclinux
> 
> inside the installer is a complete installation/setup
> guide in pdf format.
> 
> 
> Where can I download it?
> ---------------------------
> ftp://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yellowdog/software/openoffice/
> ftp://ftp.suse/com/pub/projects/powerpc/openoffice/
> ftp://ftp.stardiv.de/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/linuxppc/
> 
> And it is available from up-to-date YellowDog Linux Mirrors:
> http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/resources/ftp_mirrors.shtml
> 
> Hopefully it will appear on penguinppc.org sites soon.
> 
> 
> Building your own from Source
> ----------------------------------
> Building your own OOo binary is not for the faint hearted and takes at
> least 2 gig of free disk space and up to date tools.  If you are
> interested in building your own version direct from source, please contact
> me and I will try to provide you with and recent or nedded patches and
> some short build instructions.  Right now the build of 1.0.1 requires gcc
> 3.X.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Kevin B. Hendricks
> kevin.hendricks@...
> 
> 
> ** Sent via the linuxppc-user mail list. See http://lists.linuxppc.org/
> 

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