updated 01:50 pm EDT, Sat March 22, 2008
Native Aqua OpenOffice
The OpenOffice Mac porting team is reportedly working on a native Aqua version of its business productivity software suite, rather than simply porting the platform-independent Java version. The software is listed as being the third development snapshot, announcing a number of bug fixes and interface optimizations. OpenOffice says the newest version now uses a Mac OS X native print dialogue, and that extensions are installable through the improved GUI.
The latest build also features faster loading and saving, a new Start Centre, improved scroll wheel functionality, and several other fixes, while some issues are still outstanding. OpenOffice has not mentioned when the final version would be available.