OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 available!

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OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 available!

Postby Phil » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Hi everyone,

Since quite shortly, OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 is available via the official download site!
It is also described how language packs can be obtained.

See also this entry of the releases mailing list and What's new in Beta 2 of OOo 3.0? on GullFOSS.

Looks like being quite stable and that many bugs are fixed!
Just a couple of things I really appreciate:
  • Anti-aliasing seems to have improved (didn't test in detail yet)
  • The odd page jumping behavior seems to be banned or at least improved (see viewtopic.php?t=5715).
  •  Edit: The new extension manager also looks great! 
But there are certainly many many more...

So enjoy the new version - it's worth it! 8-)

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Re: OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 available!

Postby acknak » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:17 am

Does anyone know what is the difference between a "beta" release, and a "snapshot" release?

Are the betas simply re-labeled snapshots? Or, is there something deeper?
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Re: OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 available!

Postby RGB » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:53 am

A 'snapshot' is a 'photograph' of the current development state and as such there is no warranty that the following snapshot will work better than the previous: it will have more features, but possibly more bugs also. A beta is something that is really close to the final product, with all the pieces together, but it still have too many bugs to be called 'release candidate'.
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Re: OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 available!

Postby TheGurkha » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:10 am

Also, this is the first Sun OOo to run on a Mac without the need for X11.
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Re: OOo 3.0 Public Beta 2 available!

Postby acknak » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:01 pm

Thanks, RGB, but I see now that I wasn't very clear when I asked my question--sorry!

I'm wondering what is the actual difference in this case. What, if anything, is actually done for the betas that isn't done for the snapshots?
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