Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2010 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 10/18/2010 06:45 PM, Roxy Robinson wrote:
I was saying I have been using OOo 9 years - and actually when I start counting its probably a year 
or 2 longer - only because I have used it exclusively as my office program. I'm not trying to 
establish a reputation for anything except for being a bit dissatisfied with the way things are 
going right now. Are these the same, or different folks, that are supposed to be bringing forth an 
OOo 3.3? If not, what happened to it?
As I said previously, I already knew of the Oracle takeover of Sun through one of the several computer related newsletters I 
subscribe to. When I heard that it bothered me a little in regard to whether OOo would continue to be available or not. And then 
out of the blue I get an email announcing LibreOffice, and that the first beta is available for download. Yeah, it says it 
shouldn't be considered to be "ready for production". My first thought is "what the heck happened to the next 
release of OOo that they had been talking about". Is this a "replacement" product with another name? Go to the 
website for the download and there is really no information there explaining what the heck is going on. So I go ahead and 
download LO while I am there. Only later to find out - no this isn't an upgrade to OOo; its another product. But I guess, similar 
to OOo????? And, I will guarantee you there are a ton of other folks out here with the same questions I had/have!!! I know all 
the folks t
  t I've introduced to OOo over the years have them. And TDF may be doing an outstanding job - but 
I don't see it!!!! They sent me the link to the download, but I'm certainly not a beta tester. So 
I'm still pretty much in the dark on what to expect. And, yes, I do have a fairly strong opinion 
about that, but that does not mean it is not an humble one!

If you are interested in the next version of OOo, you can do a google search on OOo roadmap and click on the first link. It talks all about the features and release timing of OOo 3.3.

If you are interested in learning about TDF, you can read about it at TDF and this list. I agree that things aren't entirely clear. In part, that is because the LibO community was waiting to hear from Oracle whether they would donate the OOo trademark. It seems most likely now that they won't. In the next couple of weeks, I expect things will become much more clear, here, and on the TDF website.

I'm sorry your experience with the beta was not what you expected.


E-mail to for instructions on how to unsubscribe
List archives are available at
All messages you send to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.