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OpenOffice 4.1 released 29 April 2014

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:21 pm
by RoryOF
The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate
availability of OpenOffice 4.1.0. You can download it from our
website
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Apache OpenOffice 4.1 is a minor update with many bugfixes and 2 major
improvements. It's the first version where we have the
iAccessibility2 support integrated and available. A very huge step
forward to better support disabled users especially on Windows. The
second improvement is the switch to 64 bit on MacOS. A long
and overdue "must do" shift forward to support newer APIs and platforms
on MacOS.

And AOO 4.1.0 increases again the number of supported languages which is
now 38. The supported languages are Asturian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish,
German, Greek, English (GB + US), Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French,
Scots Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese,
Khmer, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmal, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese,
Portuguese Brazil, Russian, Slovak, Serbian Cyrillic, Swedish, Tamil,
Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified + Traditional).

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 will be a further key milestone to continue the
success of OpenOffice.

Details of new features and enhancements in this release are described
in the Release Notes .
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1+Release+Notes

Those interested in the source code can download it via the links on
this page
https://openoffice.apache.org/downloads.html

Regards,

Juergen Schmidt, Apache OpenOffice Release Manager and member of the
Project Management Committee

Important note for Mac Users: OO 4.1 does _not_ work on Mac 10.6.8. You need to return to 4.0.1; please download it again from this link:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.0.1/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg/download
(wait 5 seconds for the download to start after you click the link)


Comment by RoryOF [Moderator]
If you are undertaking any mission critical task, such as a thesis or term paper or a life's work novel, think carefully of whether it is wise to install AOO 4.1 at this time. It has been extensively tested, but every year we see anguished cries for help from users who have upgraded their version of OpenOffice and run into problems for whatever reason. It is your decision! If you decide to upgrade, please have multiple backups of any critical work.

Re: OpenOffice 4.1 released 29 April 2014

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:42 pm
by fred8615
Is there ever going to be a 64 bit Windows version?

Re: OpenOffice 4.1 released 29 April 2014

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:23 pm
by Ed2
It would be better if the release announcement had been proofread before it was sent out. An announcement with so many obvious and basic grammatical errors doesn't do justice to all the good work that has gone into the release.

Re: OpenOffice 4.1 released 29 April 2014

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:31 pm
by FJCC
That's not bad grammar, it's the Hamburg dialect of English. OpenOffice is supported by many people who speak English as a second (or third or ...) language. This does lead to some strange phrasing sometimes. Some might say it doesn't look professional but it don't make me no never mind.

Re: OpenOffice 4.1 released 29 April 2014

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:59 pm
by RusselB
As someone that works with the newspaper industry, even proofreaders, spell checkers and grammar checkers goof up.
In the long run, there can be, and quite often are, mistakes made with any kind of announcement.
Personally, I'd rather have the people that are working on AOO continue their great work, than worry about grammatical errors in a release.

Re: OpenOffice 4.1 released 29 April 2014

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:15 pm
by Hagar Delest