So, a great deal has happened since the last OpenOffice Wednesday post (OpenOffice 3.2 – The Countdown is Over!). Since there’s too much to write, let’s summarize:
OpenOffice 3.3 arrived, then stalled out during the development of 3.4, much like OpenOffice Wednesday. Then, in June, Oracle donated OOo to the Apache Software Foundation, which has been incubating what they intend to call Apache OpenOffice.org. In the meantime, an offshoot of developers have went ahead and moved on, and LibreOffice has been the result.
With the inactivity in OpenOffice development and the ongoing progression of LibreOffice, you’d think that we may have seen the last of OOo. But rumors of OpenOffice’s demise may be a bit premature. Two weeks ago, Apache announced on its blog that the OpenOffice.org Community forums have, at long last, been migrated to Apache.org.
And while there isn’t a set date in which Apache will begin rolling out OpenOffice again, we will be back every week to answer your questions about OOo and try and get you the latest news and updates.
Until then, stay tuned…