Thursday, September 15, 2005 1.1.5 Released 1.1.5 has been released as a leap for OOo 1.x users to 2.0 users by providing support for OpenOasis Document format. Here is the official announcement that i received via mail:


14 September, 2005 - 16H00 UTC is proud to announce the immediate availability of the new 1.1.5 version of the award-winning open source office suite.

This new version is initially available on the Windows (98/ME/NT/2000/XP), GNU/Linux (X86 and PowerPC) and Solaris (SPARC and X86) platforms.

In addition to English, builds for Czech, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Turkish are immediately available with other localisations following shortly. 1.1.5 introduces import support for documents, spreadsheets and presentations in OpenDocument format. The OpenDocument format is an XML based international office document standard approved by OASIS, the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards. XML based, the OpenDocument format enables the free exchange of data between compliant software packages.

OASIS is the industry body for e-business standards and is sponsored by the leading names in IT such as Computer Associates, EDS, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Sun Microsystems. The OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee, which is responsible for the
development and maintenance of the OpenDocument standard, currently comprises Adobe, IBM, Sun Microsystems and numerous other interested parties. The technical committee is open for membership to anyone interested in participating.

The OASIS OpenDocument standard has also been specifically endorsed by a number of organisations including the European Commission; Singapore's Ministry of Defense; France's Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry; Brazil's Ministry of Health; the City of Munich; the Bristol City Council; the City of Vienna; IBM; Israel's Ministry of Finance; Novell; Red Hat as well as Sun Microsystems.

The suite, according to the terms of its open source licenses (LGPL & SISSL), is free for all to use, improve, modify, and to redistribute to anyone. Availability

The suite and its source code can be downloaded from or obtained from one of the CD-ROM distributors listed at Support Services

Free end user support for is provided by the community through mailing lists, forums and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels. Commercial support is also provided by Sun Microsystems and other organisations. For more information on support services, please visit

About is a fully featured open-source productivity suite available as a free download for major computing platforms in over 45 languages. Data is stored in an XML file format standardized for office documents by the international body OASIS. is developed,
supported, and promoted by an international community of volunteers with its main sponsor and primary contributor being Sun Microsystems. operates from . Conference - 2005

The release of 2.0 Beta 2 comes one month before the annual Conference, to be held in Koper - Capodistria, Slovenia, from 28 to 30 September. The conference, organised by the Slovenian and Italian project teams, follows the
successes of the last two years, OOoCon 2003 in Hamburg and OOoCon 2004 in Berlin, and is intended to bring together all people who are interested in the development, deployment and use of the software suite. For further information regarding the conference, please visit

Further Information

For release notes regarding version 1.1.5, please visit

For further details on the features of, please visit

For previous press release information, please visit

For details regarding the 2005 Conference, please see

For additional details regarding the OASIS OpenDocument format, a
datasheet can be downloaded from


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