eComStation and OS/2 WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org
December 01, 2007 by Joachims Benjamins
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From: Joachims Benjamins
Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV are pleased to announce the availability of the WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org 2.0 for eComStation and OS/2, version 1.0.1.
This package is available to all subcribers of the OpenOffice.org for eComStation and OS/2 Support Agreement, via their login at the Mensys online shop (under Your Downloads - > Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org)
** Features **
- Extends the WPS data file class to recognize OpenOffice.org document files
- Integrated support for WPS-Wizard hint and folder info area
- Rexx hooks for reading document properties
** Installation **
The package is provided as a WarpIn package. Installation is performed by a double click on the base WPI file (OOoWPS101.wpi).
Please note that WarpIn 1.0.15 or higher is required.
You can download the latest WarpIn package from the download directory under your Mensys account.
[ WPS data file class ]
The WPS classes do not require OpenOffice.org to be installed to allow displaying of properties and preview thumbnail.
OpenOffice.org for eComstation and OS/2 must be installed to allow drag'n'drop printing and opening of files. Use of the OpenOffice.org quickstart feature allows faster printing and opening, otherwise a new instance of the OpenOffice.org binaries will be invoked.
[ WPS-Wizard support ]
If you have installed WPS-Wizard (see below) please select the main WPS-Wizard installation directory, otherwise scripts cannot be placed in the proper place.
WPS-Wizard official homepage: http://www.os2world.com/cdwriting/
WPS-Wizard latest info: http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/
[ REXX hooks ]
See the WPS-Wizard scripts for a sample use of rexx hooks.
[ Whats new in version 1.0.1 ]
- Installation now properly detects and installs regardless of when OpenOffice.org is or is not available on the system.
- This enables proper Drag and Drop printing and opening of documents (when a valid installation is found)
- REXX scripts require full path to ooodoc.dll, fixed
** Known issues **
- Objects do not show 'in use' status when opened.
** Support **
Support specific to the eComStation and OS/2 version can be obtained through the ticketing system at: http://www.ecomstation.com/support/ooo2/
If you find any bugs, issues, or have other remarks, please provide as many details as possible and attach the soffice.log file created at every OOo2 crash: this file is located into your OpenOffice.org.2.0program directory.
A newsgroup is available for community support at:
** More information **
More information on OpenOffice.org can be found at:
Information on the eComStation and OS/2 version can be found at:
** Enjoy! **
Serenity Systems International & Mensys BV