Thursday, June 07, 2007

OpenOffice for Mac

The good news: for Mac has been released!
The bad news: It's an alpha release with many features not yet functioning. From the website:

This is an alpha test version so that developers and users can find out what works and not, and make comments on how to improve it.

There are a number of things that do not work in this version including, but not limited to:

  • You cannot print
  • PDF export does not properly work as thetext won't show on the page right
  • Starting from a shared folder does not work
  • Copy and paste does not fully work
  • will crash after quitting
  • Some text is not drawn in places like Impress
  • Impress will not recognise multiple monitors

If you want to lend a hand in testing or developing, download it from


Shaun McDonald said...

At this stage some more developers would be more useful than some testers.

amida said...

Of course... I wish I had the skills to help out in that area.