Apache OpenOffice is both an open-source product and a project. The product is a multiplatform office productivity suite. It includes desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation manager, and a drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to those of other office suites. Apache OpenOffice also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. Localizations of Apache OpenOffice are available in 27 languages, with more being constantly added by the community. Apache OpenOffice runs on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), and Windows. Written in C++ and with documented APIs licensed under the LGPL and SISSL open-source protocols, Apache OpenOffice allows any knowledgeable developer to benefit from the source.
What is new in this release:
- Key security vulnerability fixes
- Support for new language dictionaries
- Numerous bug fixes, including installer and database support on OS X
- Enhancements to the build tools (for developers)
What is new in version 4.1.2:
- Several distinct enhancements were applied to the WebDAV management and file locking: OpenOffice is now able to properly interact with Microsoft Sharepoint, enabling a more productive usage in corporate-level environments. These enhancements were funded, and contributed upstream, by the Emilia-Romagna regional administration (Italy), where OpenOffice was adopted a few years ago.
- The PDF export dialog was redesigned for better usability on small laptop screens.
- Underlying libraries for the solver and digital signing functionality have been updated, for better performance and increased security.
- OpenOffice 4.1.2 fixes security vulnerabilities.
What is new in version 4.1.1:
Version 4.1.1 is a micro release intended to fix critical issues.