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Buffer overflow: KDE 4.2.3, OpenOffice.org 3.1

May 8th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The KDE community this week released version 4.2.3 of the popular desktop environment as part of its regular monthly update release cycle. Major fixes included in this release include a fix for online IMAP filtering in KMail, improvements in KMail’s system tray icon which automatically updates mail status, and many bugfixes and improvements in the KHTML rendering engine. The release announcement and changelog are available on the KDE website. [More...]

OpenOffice.org 3.1 was released this week with a number of new features and improvements. Most noticeable will be the improved screen appearance which has boosted anti-aliasing support so that graphics appear sharper throughout the office suite. The new release also improves screen dragging. When dragging an object in a drawing across the screen, OpenOffice.org now shows a shadow of the object, rather than just a dotted outline, which ought to make it easier to place images accurately in complicated drawings. Other improvements include better file locking and the ability to user “over-lining” in addition to underlining.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta goes live

July 15th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags:

OpenOffice.org development team releases second beta of OOo 3.0. Here’s what you can expect.

Test drive OpenOffice.org 3.0

July 14th, 2008 | 5 Comments » Tags: ,

OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due out in September. We tell you how to install the beta a spin now and test out the new PDF import feature.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta ready for testing

The OpenOffice.org community has announced a public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0. The most immediately visible change to OpenOffice.org 3.0 is the new “Start Centre”, new fresh-looking icons, and a new zoom control in the status bar.

Sun plugin gives MS Office users ODF support

March 19th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

One of the complaints against Microsoft has been that it doesn’t support the Open Document Format (ODF) with its Microsoft Office suite. And now that ODF is a ratified OSI standard (while Microsoft’s OOXML is still in the OSI process) more and more organisation and governments are looking at ODF as the document standard. For [...]

OpenOffice.org chooses LGPL3 for next release

March 9th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The OpenOffice.org project has announced that it will release future releases of the open source office suite under the LGPL3 licence, starting with the beta for OpenOffice.org 3.0.

Microsoft promises document interoperability

March 9th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

Just days after the Ballot Resolution meeting in Geneva to decide on Office Open XML as a standard, Microsoft has come out with another interoperability promise. In an ongoing effort to prove to the world that it is serious about interoperability, Microsoft this weekend announced its Document Interoperability Initiative.

Document Freedom Day

February 25th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The free software world now has another day to celebrate and promote freedom and open standards: Document Freedom Day is March 26, 2008. From the DFD website: Document Freedom Day will provide a global rallying point for Document Liberation and Open Standards.

$1million OSS innovation fund kicks off

January 30th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Sun Microsystem’s innovation awards, announced late last year, kick off today. The Open Source Community Innovation Awards Programme, is offering up to $1 million to innovative developers working on any of Sun’s six pet open source software projects. The just over $1 million in prize money will be divided up with each project offering up [...]