I just upgraded OO from 2.2 to 3.0. Now, every time I open a file, it is automatically in READ ONLY mode. I have a workaround, but this REALLY needs to be fixed.
I'm running OO 3.0 on Vista SP1. If I create a new file, I can't save it, it is immediately in read only mode (same for opening older files). Currently seeing this in the spreadsheet app. This is caused because OO doesn't correctly handle it's lock files!
When you open or create a file name "test.ods", it creates the lock file ".~lock.test.ods#". If I create this file, then immediately delete this lock file, I can now save my document (once; it recreates the file on save). I have full permissions on this file, I can delete it at any time, even while the file it locks is open. When I close the ods file, the lock file is left behind, preventing edits in the future without pre-deleting the lock file.
This really REALLY is a showstopper for most people, we really need a point update to fix this.
OOo 3.0.X on MS Windows Vista + XP