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OpenOffice 3.4.1 released, includes more languages

by Rob Zwetsloot

OpenOffice has got a point update to the now Apache managed office suite, including bug fixes, performance enhancements, and extra language support

The Apache run OpenOffice finally released version 3.4 in May this year, 14 months since the last version was released in January of 2011. While many open source users have switched to LibreOffice, Apache is still developing its orginator, with version 3.4.1 out now.

The headlining new feature in AOO 3.4.1 is the increased language support, which now makes it available in 20 languages. Five more have been added in 3.4.1 including British English, Finnish and Khmer. There’s also been 69 bug fixes, and general enhancements in performance, interoperability and security according to the announcement blog.

While this is probably not enough to bring LO users back home so to speak, it is somewhat a step in the right direction. You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from the official website.

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    • shefla

      Hi,

      I got an idea …
      One side with Apache and OpenOffice.
      The other side with the Document foundation and LibreOffice.

      Maybe I am wrong but I think now both projects seem to have similar goals : produce a quality suite with freedom and innovation in mind.

      So in this case why not merging both projects in order to be stronger and more efficient.

      I think thinking about it could be good …

    • http://debian.org Mr. T

      Hello,

      I have been a Linux Admin/user for more than 15 years, and to be honest, in this moment nobody cares about Openoffice new releases. LibreOffice is the suite of choice, since it is GPL based and the document foundation has been doing an outstanding job on it.

      Cheers.

    • Fabrice

      When I see what Oracle is doing with MySQL, I do not feel a all like using OO anymore!! I’ll stick with LO and salute the LO developpers with all my heart! FREE MYSQL, Oracle!!

    • http://www.tamiu.edu/~rheredia RRH

      As my as I grew up with OpenOffice, it seems that it no longer matters given the good quality and later developments of LibreOffice. I still want to support it, but my critical side simply says, “forget about it.”
      RRH

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    • http://ssmalmia.com Trinae R.

      No disrespect to the Apache team, but instead of working on adding languages and only fixing 69 bugs, try learning from LO and CLEAN UP YOUR CODE. Next, hammer home the stability issues (most likely addressed by a massive bug and rogue code hunt. Lastly, bring the UI into the modern area and make it user friendly. Until then, OO is still dead in my eyes.

    • http://peraiutare.com Sam Delosantos

      I have used Open Office for so long, I forget when I started. I was given software by a previous employer (MS Office), and it lacked the intuitive feel and facilities of Open Office. Unfortunately my employer wouldn’t change their software, but I continued with Open Office at home, and when I worked as a freelance. It does everything I need and more besides!