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OpenOffice.org calls to testers, developers

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.




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  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    chicken and egg

    Build a 'native' OSX version and they will come. Don't, and they won't.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    already is one

    There already is one. NeoOffice is an Aqua version of OpenOffice.org and it is quite stable. I used it quite well on my Mac until they announced that the next version will be virus compatible (allow VBA macros to execute). OpenOffice.org will tell you not to use it because it has a slightly different open source license.

  1. conficio

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Do you have a Plan-B?

    I got a [url=http://openoffice.screencast-tutorials.com/index]Plan-B for OpenOffice.org[/url]. It is not Aquafied, but provides user help for non technical users.

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