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BuddhaChu
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R.I.P. OpenOffice, long live LibreOffice!

The inevitable has happened and the OO codebase has forked. Looks like the entire unpaid braintrust behind OpenOffice is going a different direction so the software remains FLOSS.

IDG News Service - Some developers of the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite announced a break from Oracle on Tuesday, introducing a new name for the project and establishing a new foundation to guide its future.

They will distribute a version of the open-source office productivity suite under the name "LibreOffice," under the purview of an independent organization called The Document Foundation.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9188338/OpenOffice.org_developers...

How long before PortableApps makes the switch and LibreOfficePortable is available?

http://www.documentfoundation.org/

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Great!

this is right.

Let's see both options ala *.paf.exe and let the consumers decide the outcome

(i assume you track numbers of downloads? probably via sf)

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If things at Oracle carry on

If things at Oracle carry on the way they have been, Libre Office will be the *Only* fork of OO.o
http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/11/01/185205/33-Developers-Leave...

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Everything's WAY too up in the air

At this point, it's way too early to switch anything.
Read the FAQ
http://www.documentfoundation.org/faq/
and you'll see that they are still figuring out some very basic parameters.

Patience...

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I'll beta test

I'm going to beta test LibreOffice to see how well it interacts with my existing OO.o 3.2.1 and OO.o Portable 3.2.0 created ODF files and will report back.

Bear in mind that LibreOffice was just released, and as stated in their own FAQs, they're still trying to figure things out.

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next shoe drops

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Yes

But as the article states, OOo grew out of a product by a german company, so its little surprise that the german team has a stronger affection to the whole thing that others. Lets hope Marko and all the others get LibreOfice going and growing!

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Beta Test - Report

OK, I've beta tested the local install (both Beta 1 and Beta 2) on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine and I must say I have only encountered one bug (and it's minor - the ruler won't stay in inches). My internet connection is flaky (and is the only reason I can't file a bug report with them; yes I'm fully aware it's not something PortableApps.com can fix).

:::looks at PAF documentation:::

I am willing to help make LibO Portable should PortableApps.com decide to go that route

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pretty sure MarkoMLM has got it down

He was the one that made OOo Portable.

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John was the one ...

... who made the initial portable version of OOo - as many many other portables Smile

But You're right, You'll see a portable version (which one ever) soon.

Paid for Software more or less?
What You need is OSS!

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huh

learn somethin new every day Smile

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Libre Office Portable (Beta2)

Hello.
Make it Libre Office Portable not as difficult.
It took me 45 minutes. You can download it here:

Libre Office Portable (Beta2)
Links remodev by mod markomlm

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Please stop it!

Cause You don't know what You do and what it means making OOo/LibO portable!

There were significant changes in the way OOo and LibO settings handling. A new launcher is needed in order to solve this issue.

If You'll use an old launcher You'll get in trouble and leave changes on the host pc!

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What You need is OSS!

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