Friday, June 30, 2006

OOo 2.0.3 Released


OpenOffice.org has released third update of their OOo 2.0.x version. This update is released three months after their last update of 2.0.2. You can find the release note of the OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 for more information about what has been changed since 2.0.2 release. Here are the press release from Louis Suarez-Potts, OpenOffice.org Community Manager :
All,

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 is now ready for download, three months since
the release of 2.0.2. This latest release contains a mixture of new
features, bug fixes, and security patches, and demonstrates the
OpenOffice.org Community's determination to maintain its position as
the world's leading open-source office productivity suite.

The security patches fix vulnerabilities that have been found in
internal security audits. Although there are currently no known
exploits, we urge all users of 2.x to upgrade to the new version or
install their vendor's patches accordingly. Patches for users of
OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 will be available shortly. For details of the
security issues fixed, see Security Bulletin 2006-06-29:

* http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html>

Key features of the new release:

* performance improvements: for example, a 23 percent improvement in
certain Calc benchmarks
* further improvements to file format compatibility with Microsoft
Office files
* new email integration features for users wanting to send emails in
Microsoft file formats
* more control over how exported PDF documents will display when
opened in a PDF reader
* support for more languages and improvements in hyphenation and
thesaurus
* support for Intel architecture for Mac OS X plus improved Mac OS X
System integration
* built-in check for updated versions

OpenOffice.org is also the first office suite to support the ISO
approved OpenDocument Format as its native file format. The standard
- ISO/IEC 26300 - defines how office documents (spreadsheets,
wordprocessor documents, etc.) must be stored so that they can be
exchanged with any compliant software package. Its adoption
represents an historic "Freedom of Information" breakthrough for the
IT industry.

Download OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 now from our volunteer servers. Not all
languages may be ready, so check with your favourite Native Language
project (http://projects.openoffice.org/native-lang.html).

* http://download.openoffice.org/2.0.3/

If you find the pages too busy, try using our legal peer-to-peer
(P2P) system.

* http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/

If you do not have a suitable internet connection, consider buying
a CD-ROM from an OpenOffice.org Community Distributor.

* http://distribution.openoffice.org/cdrom/

--The OpenOffice.org Team



About OpenOffice.org

The OpenOffice.org Community is an international team of volunteer
and sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the
leading open-source office productivity suite, OpenOffice.org®.

OpenOffice.org supports the Open Document Format for Office
Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as
legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing
platforms in over 70 languages. OpenOffice.org is provided under the
GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of
charge for any purpose, private or commercial.

The OpenOffice.org Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a
number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding sponsor
and primary contributor.

Links

The OpenOffice.org Community can be found at http://www.openoffice.org

To learn more of the project, see http://about.openoffice.org/

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 may be downloaded free of charge from http://download.openoffice.org

Further information about the suite may be found at http://www.openoffice.org/product

Press Contacts

John McCreesh (UTC +01h00)
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead
jpmcc@openoffice.org +44 (0)7 810 278 540

Cristian Driga (UTC +0200)
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Co-Lead
cdriga@openoffice.org +40 7887 000 60

Louis Suarez-Potts (UTC -04h00)
OpenOffice.org Community Manager
louis@openoffice.org +1 (416) 625 3843

Worldwide Marketing Contacts

http://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html


For Indonesian users, please have a look at Kambing which already download the latest version of OOo 2.0.3. Other mirror will soon follow up :D

If you need information about how to install OOo, please refer to OOo 2.0 Setup Guide which available from Documentation Project. Indonesian version are also available.