April 01, 2005 9:12 AM

OpenOffice.org 2.0 will be released tomorrow

We are in a hurry, because Community Council decided, that we are too slow in developing OpenOffice.org 2.0 and thus we will release current code as OpenOffice.org 2.0 tomorrow in the morning (you know, "tested on users"). This version will be available for IA64 architecture only, because this is the only architecture with its clear perspective. And finally, both users of this architecture promised to install it immediately after the release to test.

MacOS X users will have native version tomorrow afternoon, because we have to run s/.so/.dylib/ on our codebase and do full rebuild.

Other announcements are also awaited. Erwin Tenhumberg decided to step down from his position and accepted the same position in OpenWindows project (he is angry with his Office and wants new Windows). Martin Hollmichel is leaving development positions inside Sun and now attends 14 days quick manager's training in Redmond to come back as Sun StarOffice division manager. Omotu will be his successor.

Michael Meeks also decided to leave his company to create a blueship company called Repli To, Inc. and will specialize in providing customized e-mail clients. You will be missed, Michael!

Novell, Inc. also published correction press release of its SUSE Linux 9.3 press release. To sum up: "SUSE Linux 9.3 doesn't contain OpenOffice.org 2.0, it contains OpenOffice.org 3.0."

Too many changes today (Czech parliament is also having its April, 1st today :-(). -----

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