OpenOffice upgrades in advance of major release


OpenOffice upgrades in advance of major release

Antony Savvas

A new version of the collaboration suite has been released in advance of a main upgrade expected later this year. is supported by Sun Microsystems and other suppliers, and is designed to be an open-source alternative to Microsoft’s Office collaboration suite.

The latest upgrade of the software, version 1.1.5, has been launched ahead of version 2.0. Version 1.1.5 can import OpenDocument-based documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

The OpenDocument format is an XML document standard based on Oasis (Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards).

The standard is designed to enable the free exchange of data between OpenDocument-compliant software. IBM and Red Hat are among the firms that support the standard.

The latest version also includes fixes for previously reported bugs and security glitches.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy