Friday, November 30, 2007

OpenOffice.org on Mac OS X Leopard

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was launched by Apple Inc. about one month ago.


OpenOffice.org, with the exception of the Java features will work on Leopard. If you require the Java features of OpenOffice.org on Leopard, you require to use milestone m237 or later. 

The problem essentially boils down to the way that OpenOffice.org detects Java, and the fact that "Apple Computer Inc." is NOT the same as "Apple Inc.". (There are a few other build issues too.)

Thanks should go to Florian, Philip and Eric Bachard for their work on this issue.

4 comments:

Bruce said...

Which one of the m237? There is nothing that explains what each file is.

dreadpal said...

Try NeoOffice.org. It works without X11, with Leopard, and the UI is actually a bit friendlier than Open Office. OpenOffice won't have a native Leopard app available until next Fall (2008), apparently.

Mark

Shaun McDonald said...

dreadpal:
That is for a fully stable version of OpenOffice.org Aqua. OpenOffice.org 2.4 will work in Leopard fully. However only a X11 stable will be released. We are quietly producing builds of the Aqua version of OpenOffice.org. Many people are now finding them stable enough to use in daily work, even with lots of bugs.

I'm sure some users will be happy with NeoOffice for the time being, however I'm happy to work with a slightly buggy app.

Shaun McDonald said...

bruce; please see http://shaunmcdonald131.blogspot.com/2007/12/mac-os-x-openofficeorg-file-naming.html