It looks like Oracle is trying to rush their OpenOffice 3.3.0 ahead of the LibreOffice fork. Yesterday I thought there was actually going to be a stable release but no, it was only their tenth release candidate. Do we really care?
Anyway, there is a fourth release candidate available now of LibreOffice. Obviously I built some cool packages for Slackware. An official LibreOffice 3.3.0 is not far off, and what we already have in this Release Candidate looks really good.
I want to stress again: my packages have been compiled from source, as opposed to repackaging the official RPM files. My packages are native Slackware stuff. Language packs for a lot of non-english locales are available – anyone miss their own language here?
Get a dictionary for your language at http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/dictionaries . I would like to have feedback about including dictionaries for some of the major languages in the build.
My Slackware LibreOffice package and language packs – and associated build scripts – can be downloaded from the usual locations (it may take a little while for the UK mirror to be updated):
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (US mirror)
- http://www.slackware.org.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (UK mirror)
There is an rsync access as well:
I am running LibreOffice on Slackware 13.1 as well as -current without issues. Read my older blog posts for my experiences with LibreOffice, and tips on compiling it from source.
Have fun, Eric