June 18, 2004

OpenOffice.org Announces version 1.1.2 - Hakone

Craig Adams writes

"OpenOffice.org is proud to announce the immediate availability of the new 1.1.2 version of the award-winning open source office suite, codenamed Hakone."

This new version is initially available on the Windows (98/ME/NT/2000/XP), GNU/Linux (X86 and PowerPC) and Solaris (SPARC and X86) platforms.

In addition to English, builds for Czech, Danish, French, German, Japanese and Slovak are immediately available with other localisations following shortly.

Arriving less than three months after version 1.1.1, this release, yet again, demonstrates the resolve of the OpenOffice.org community to continuously improve and expand the functionality of the suite.

OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 introduces the FontOOo Autopilot, which downloads and installs fonts from various sources. In addition, this release provides improved support for dBase database files,
additional language support, and improved XML export facilities.

The suite, according to the terms of its open source licenses (LGPL & SISSL), is free for all to use, improve, modify, and to redistribute to anyone.

OpenOffice.org Availability

The suite and it's source code can be downloaded from http://download.openoffice.org/1.1.2/index.html or obtained from one of the CD-ROM distributors listed at http://distribution.openoffice.org/cdrom/.

OpenOffice.org Support Services

Free end user support for OpenOffice.org is provided by the community through mailing lists, forums and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels. Commercial support is also provided by Sun Microsystems and other organisations. For more information on support services, please visit http://support.openoffice.org/.

About
OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org comes complete with word-processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, database tools and various other components and provides a revolutionary open, future-proof XML file format, support for which has recently been declared by the European Union Telematics between Administrations committee.

OpenOffice.org is the home of the open source project and its community of developers, users and marketers responsible for the on-going development of the OpenOffice.org suite.

The mission of OpenOffice.org is to create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.

About Hakone

Hakone Town is a small hot-spring town in mountainous landscape near Mt. Fuji. But in 17-18th century this town was also known as the "Hakone barrier" in Tokaido High Road, defending Edo (Tokyo). Hakone is often mentioned as
a symbol of breakthrough. Shu Minari, the Japanese CD-ROM project leader, lives near Hakone and is planning to take photos of Hakone landscapes for a label and jacket design of 1.1.2 CD Japanese version. When the project creates the 1.1.2 Hakone CD, it will show it to Hakone Town Administration, Hakone Tourist Association and other relevant organisations, and ask them if they can place the 1.1.2 Hakone CDs at souvenir shops since we can also make a 1.1.2 Hakone CD English version and other language versions.

OpenOffice.org Conference 2004

The annual OpenOffice.org conference will be held at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany from 22 to 24 September 2004. Last year's conference was extremely successful, attracting delegates from 35 countries. Premium sponsors of this year's event currently include Software AG and Sun Microsystems.

Further Information

For release notes regarding version 1.1.2, please visit http://download.openoffice.org/1.1.2/release_notes _1.1.2.html.

For further details on the features of OpenOffice.org, please visit http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/1.1/in dex.html.

For previous press release information, please visit http://www.openoffice.org/press/1.1/index.html.

For more information about Hakone, please visit http://www.kankou.hakone.kanagawa.jp/index_e.html.

For details regarding the 2004 OpenOffice.org Conference, please see http://marketing.openoffice.org/conference/.

For information on the European Commission TAC committee recommendations, please see http://europa.eu.int/ISPO/ida/jsps/index.jsp?fuseA ction=showDocument&parent=news&documentID=2387.

GLOBAL CONTACTS

Jacqueline McNally (UTC +08h00)
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead

jacqueline@openoffice.org
+61 (8) 9474-3021

John McCreesh (UTC +01h00)
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Co-Lead

jpmcc@openoffice.org
+44 (0)131 523 9218

SUBMITTED BY

Craig A. Adams
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project

craigaa@openoffice.org
+27 (0)83 320-2648

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