- Name: Gatlin B. Sullivan
- E-mail: gatlinsullivan[at]yahoo[dot]com
- Targeted release: Fedora 15
- Last updated: 2011-11-08
- Percentage of completion: 100%
LibreOffice(R) is a fork of OpenOffice(R) with the support of the OpenOffice.org(R) community and many major software backers, including Red Hat(R).
Benefit to Fedora
LibreOffice(R) can continue without hampering from Oracle(R) should it decide to kill the project like it did to OpenSolaris(R). LibreOffice(R) is supposed to include derivative works from derived versions of OpenOffice.org(R) such as Go-OO(R) (http://go-oo.org/).
LibreOffice(R) must be packaged and tested to be incorporated into the Fedora 15 repositories. caolanm has been packaging and updating the packages that he has submitted. At least one successful build per release candidate is present in koji. Others have contributed builds of LibreOffice. Now that as of 01/25/2011, LibreOffice has released its final release of 3.3.0. There will be an officially released version before 05/10/2011 - the intended release date of Fedora 15. According to <http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan>, the latest official release of LibreOffice before the release of Fedora 15 should be 3.4.0 release on 05/02/2011.
How To Test
Testing should be the installation of the builds of LibreOffice(R) on Fedora Rawhide, particularly for release 3.4.0 and its release candidates.
Eventually, all OpenOffice(R) branding should be replaced by LibreOffice(R) branding. By default LibreOffice will include the enhancements made by Go-OO.
The current dependencies, as I understand it, are the same as the current Fedora 14 implementation of OpenOffice.org(R). The removal of old unused libraries is a part of LibreOffice's(R) intention prior to its first release, I believe.
Continue implementing OpenOffice.org(R).
LibreOffice(R) is an office productivity suite that will replace OpenOffice(R). It will be completely open source and driven solely by the community supporting it. It has a word processor, presentation creator, spreadsheet creator, database creator, formula editor, and drawing editor.