Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org for eComStation and OS/2 - now part of eComStation 2.0 and 2.1
To better support the desktop requirements of eComStation and IBM OS/2 users, Serenity Systms International
offers a 12 month support agreement for OpenOffice.org. As part of the support agreement, users will receive
versions of OpenOffice.org developed and tested to run on eComStation and IBM OS/2.
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 is now included in the eComStation 2.0 product license.
The OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 update can be downloaded as part of Software Subscription Services for eComStation.
OS/2 users still can obtain the support agreement if they so require.
OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 GA
Mensys B.V. is announcing the replacement of
OpenOffice.org version 3.1.1 with version 3.2.0. This update
has been compiled to run natively on IBM OS/2 and eComStation.
Distribution will be limited to Support Agreement and eComStation 2.0 Software Subscription Services users.
OpenOffice.org for IBM OS/2 and eComStation users has successfully
passed all the testing procedures in place for other platforms,
including Microsoft Windows(r), Linux, and Solaris(r). This includes a
48 hour automated testing cycle designed to use every dialog and runtimes
exceeding 24 consecutive hours during which the application is subjected
to constant usage.
OpenOffice.org 3.2 for eComStation and OS/2 is released in the following language versions:
e-mail related settings are now supported, you can email your current document, but only Thunderbird is supported.
the default OS/2 browser will be used for opening web pages from URL links in documents.
- support for WPS integration via seperate package.
- support for the FreeType2 (FT2) font engine for improved text rendering.
- support for XWP/eWPS sliding menu hilite (requires XWorkPlace 1.0.8 or eCS 2.0 RC4 or newer)
- support for clipboard bitmap formats and unicode text.
- support for mouse wheel.
WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org 3.2 for eComStation and OS/2:
- 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
the quickstart feature has been implemented for eComStation and OS/2.
OpenOffice.org 3.2 is available to anyone with an active OpenOffice.org
Support Agreement for eComStation and OS/2, or an active Software Subscription
Services for eComStation, via their download-area at the Mensys Online Shop:
It is also part of the eComStation 2.0 product license.
Fixes and enhancements will be delivered to all active Support
Agreement users. MSRP for the Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org
for OS/2 is $49US. MSRP for renewals is $29US.
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Serenity Systems International and Mensys B.V. will comply with all elements and restrictions
associated with the licensing and distribution and use of OpenOffice.org.
What is new in OpenOffice.org 3.2
Below is a list of some of the improvements that are present in OpenOffice.org 3.2:
- OpenOffice.org 3.2 provides improved support for other common office
- Password protected Microsoft Office XML files (supported document
types: MS Word 2007 documents (*.docx, *.docm); MS Word 2007 templates
(*.dotx, *.dotm); MS Excel 2007 documents (*.xlsx, *.xlsm); MS Excel
2007 binary documents (*.xlsb); MS Excel 2007 templates (*.xltx, *.xltm);
MS Powerpoint 2007 documents (*.pptx, *.pptm); MS Powerpoint 2007
templates (*.potx, *.potm)). OLE objects, form controls and pivot tables
can now be read from MS Excel 2007 documents (*.xlsx, *.xlsb).
- Encryption support within the Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP filter allows
- Microsoft Word documents to be saved (using the Microsoft Office
standard RC4 algorithm).
- OpenOffice.org 3.2 has made further strides in compliance with ODF 1.2,
including closer conformance to OASIS ODFF/OpenFormula specifications.
- Faster start up times: OpenOffice.org 3.2 Calc and Writer have both reduced
'cold start' time by 46% since version 3.0 (results will vary on different
operating systems and hardware).
- Start Center
When launching OpenOffice.org 3.x, users are presented with the Start Center that allows the selection of an application within the office productivity suite without having to click the File -> New menu.
- Enhanced PDF export
The PDF export feature in OpenOffice.org provides a huge set of formatting and security options; so that PDF files can be customized for many different scenarios.
- View Multiple Pages in Writer
OpenOffice.org 3.x allows Writer users to view pages with single-page, two-page side-by-side and book layout options.
- Improved Notes
The new version of Notes in OpenOffice.org 3.x provides additional formatting, spell checking and accessibility features while displaying notes within the margins.
A full list of enhancements can be found at: http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.2/
More information on the OpenOffice.org development roadmap can be found at:
For more information about this powerful office suite, see:
» Extended list of features (external website)
» Number of PDF's describing OpenOffice.org 3.x (external website)
» OpenOffice.org Support (external website)
» OpenOffice newsgroup at news.ecomstation.com