PortableApps.com is proud to announce the release of OpenOffice.org Portable 3.0.1 in Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. It's the popular OpenOffice.org office suite bundled with a PortableApps.com launcher as a portable app so you can edit your documents, spreadsheets and presentations on the go. This latest release updates OpenOffice.org 3.0.1, has an improved installer and adds 6 languages to our supported packages and was done with cooperation from the OpenOffice.org team. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.
OpenOffice.org Portable is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Lotus and other office applications. It's easy-to-use and feature-rich, performing nearly all of the functions you'd expect in an office suite, but at no cost. Learn more about OpenOffice.org...
New in This Release
This release updates OpenOffice.org to 3.0.1 (release notes) and features an improved installer. The new version has a better support for the linuistic components and works better on systems without local installed MSVCRT runtime. Packages in Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish were also added.
Extra Icon Sets
Extra icon sets (Classic, Crystal, High-Contrast, Industrial and Tango) are available as an optional Image Pack download to save space. The new (and much improved) Galaxy icon set is included by default.
Working Closer With OpenOffice.org
This release marks another milestone as we work more closely with the OpenOffice.org team. We'll be sharing resources and using their QA process moving forward for releases as we become a more official part of the OpenOffice.org world.
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
OpenOffice.org Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It will automatically upgrade an existing OpenOffice.org Portable installation without affecting your settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.
OpenOffice.org Portable is available for immediate download from the OpenOffice.org Portable homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish releases from the Localization page. Get it today!
I wanted to thank Marko for all his hard work on this release as well as all the testers and translators who helped make the 6 new languages possible!
Well I just registered to say thaks for your effort in compiling openoffice in portable version but non only that you also made the spanish version, oh well i hope others apps may be in spanish version xD
I'll be packaging up Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird Portable Editions for Spanish as well as some of our other newly supported languages soon. Most (maybe all) of our multilingual apps like GIMP, Pidgin, VLC, etc all support Spanish and they're all getting new multilingual installers in their next releases.
a very good news
Hello!!!, I want to thank you for this interesting news and for released this new version of Open Office Portable in Spanish language.
It was very hard to translate the previous version (3.0) onto Spanish but now that inconvenient for those who speak this language has been resolved.
Thanks a lot John, the testers and translators
... the new installer by John and all the work of the testers and translators made this release possible.
Thanks Marko :-)
"Sätze können nichts Höheres ausdrücken" (L.W.). Ja, das ist absolut richtig. But... I am much obliged to You for this excellent release!
Всё принимает счастливого окончания для тех, кто ждать.
Everything takes a happy ending for those who wait.
THX again for Your help with the russian localisation!
thanks for all the work on this app, Marko
what the heck....
it takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes to load this on my flash voyager.... no, nothing is wrong with my flash drive.... any consideration for future developments to change that... it locks up processor and speed of everything on the machine while it load on the flash drive.... wow.... I noticed it in the past distributions, but today, got a little frustrated in that I was trying to work and do webinars ects... and the installation package was hindering me.... wow!!!!
Simple, it's big. It's uncompressing 3,407 files into 418 folders taking up about 222MB of space from an 85MB highly compressed installer. Plus your USB drive uses some of your CPU while it's being used (up to 10% or more). Add the two together and they'll slow your machine down while it's installing especially if it's not a latest and greatest rig. If you have further questions, please post them in the support forums where we handle that sort of thing, not as comments on a news story.
Don't think I am not grateful for your work...
and I understand your comments... should have put my machine stats in...ready, here they are... "latest greatest dell Inspiron laptop, centrino duo, 2mb ram, xp pro sp3"...
I also understand your desire to have this in a support forum, but the reason why I placed it here, is because this is where I look for bugs, problems, and issues... and to me... this is an issue... 222mb (understand) and 418folders (what the heck).... I just upgraded... do I really need the 52 languages? I speak english, this is english website, etc. Maybe streamlining the installation package on the front end could (just a recommendation, not a critique about the software, technical skill sets etc) could ease the burden on the install is all I am suggesting... Finally the regular install on a machine takes 15 minutes from a compressed file.
The way it was going... I thought I was installing an HP printer.... whew...
keep up the great work...
It's already as streamlined as it can be without impacting functionality. Only English is included along with some minor files for other languages which should be there.
If you install OpenOffice.org Portable to a local hard drive it will install in under 2 minutes (I just timed it). The long install time and PC slowdown is entirely due to the fact that you're installing it to a flash drive which is orders of magnitude slower than a hard drive under non-sequential write load (flash drives perform far below their advertised write speed when writing multiple small files) and uses orders of magnitude more CPU processing than a hard drive.
Again, if you'd like to discuss this, please do so in the forums as that is the only place support takes place so everyone can participate and people can find it later (no one with your same issue will find these comments at a later date).
Thanks for the hard work,
Thanks for the hard work, Marko!
A bug in the polish install version!
Sorry, but the polish installer in 3.0.1 is buggy - the polish letters are missing!
And the polish file is still missing in the current installer version (0.11.2)!
Could you update the CORRECT polish file in the next installer version?
That is important cuz the next install versions could be also buggy!
You can use the polish files from this page:
Please give me a sign, so i can test the polish version
Please try the new Toucan 2.0.5 release. I encoded them myself in the proper codepage. If it fails there is a bug. If successful, post a quick note here and I'll update the Polish release. If not, post a note in the forums detailing the issue so we can track it.
At the moment I set up a multilang vista to check all the packages bx myself. It seems that the languagefile was not saved with the rigth codepage (Hungarian too).
I'll use the toucan files for the imagepack, so we can check if all is ok.
There was no hint on this problems for the PR2 and at this time I had no change to check is. Now I'm able to check all the language.
(O boy, I believe I have to learn the main Japanese and Chinese phrases ...)
I didn't check Hungarian in Toucan (if there is one)
the new polish file is correct now!
Yes, the polish installer from Toucan 2.0.5 is correct now!
It displays correctly all polish letters!
And don't forget to include this file to the next version of
the PA-Installer 0.11.3
Many thanks Marko!
Excuse for my English...
Many thanks Marko!
In x64 works?
Nearly all 32bit apps will work fine in x64.
Some files in
Some files in OpenOfficePortable\App\openoffice\share\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages look like they don't need to be there, in particular there are caches of the French and Spanish dictionaries.
You're wrong ...
... cause there are only files for the installed extensions. Because of the en en version comes with fr and es dictionaries this is ok.