Friday OpenOffice.org Links

There is a review of OpenOffice.org 1.1.1b, the recently released beta for the new release of OpenOffice.org, i.e. the one I was eagerly waiting for as it (supposedly) fixed a table height bug that affects conversion between SXW and DOC. The review is pretty no frills - showing each of the OOo components without talking much about what is new with 1.1.1. It seems that will be released on 7th of March, according to their road map. My own download of 1.1.1b crashed a couple of times and tables still did not convert to DOC well when it is viewed in MS Word 2000 (but works okay under Word XP and 2003). Let's see whether 1.1.1c released today will provide some improvement...

Meanwhile, OpenOffice.org1.1.1 fix 3 (whatever that is) has been released on Mac OS X from NeoOffice.org. Too bad that it still requires X11 to run. At the same time, NeoOffice/J 0.8.1 also got released this week with Finder icon support, improved 3D graphics, sound support and many bug fixes. NeoOffice/J is based on the older OpenOffice.org 1.0 back-end, but it is much better integrated with Mac OS X. And, look Ma, No X11!! I am now torn between the two - Open or Neo?