updated 11:30 am EST, Mon January 29, 2007
OpenOffice.org seeks aid
OpenOffice.org has put out a call to testers and developers, asking for help in fixing the top 10 issues currently faced by the development team before the group produces a public alpha release. An OpenOffice.org member says it's not a question of a final version, but rather a testable version not ready for production. The organization hopes to recruit users who can contribute to the code, send donations, and help build an Aqua version by reviewing the code as well as building the software and presenting patches or fixes. Users can also perform quality assurance for localized versions of OpenOffice, translate documentation, contribute to the OpenOffice.org wiki, and test the X11 version of OpenOffice.org. Once all 10 issues are fixed, the group promises to provide a publicly available build that will run natively on Mac OS X without X11.