Petr Mladek has posted the availability of OpenOffice 3.0 package on stable openSUSE repository. The package based on GO-OO project, and most likely using same package as built for OpenOffice Novell Edition. Compared to OpenOffice community edition, it has a lot optimization, bug fixes, and add the key features for enterprise support (VBA, import capabilities and interoperability)
How to update current OpenOffice into latest version ?

  • Using YAST
    1. Add Installation source : YAST | Software | Software Repositories. I’m using  http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0/ as y base repository. Try to used nearest mirror instead.
    2. Update : YAST | Software | Software Management. Choose OpenOffice Repositories and use “Package | All in This List | Update if Newer Version Available”, then click Accept
  • Using Zypper
    [code language=’cpp’]
    zypper ar http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories#OpenOffice.org_STABLE openoffice
    zypper ref
    zypper up
    [/code]


Note:

openSUSE-11.1-betaX and FACTORY include totaly reworked packages where the build is split into many source packages. It is a bit broken right now. We would like to put it into the Build Service as soon as possible but it will take some time to fix the build on older distributions again. Please be patient.

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