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LibreOffice on Slackware

libreofficeThe day before yesterday was an exciting day for users of, as it was the day The Document Foundation announced the birth of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

As I “twitted“:

OpenOffice is dead – Long live LibreOffice!

LibreOffice is completely based on the last version, but with the Go-OO improvements included. It’s still officially in “Beta1″ status, but it is a working product.
The main issues at the moment are:

  • Only en_US versions available for now, localizations will follow
  • No spell-checking at the moment (because of a problem with extensions)
  • It cannot co-exist with for now (*)

I used the original SlackBuilds (with permission from the author) and adapted them for LibreOffice.
If you can’t wait to test this new suite, you can download the pre-built packages from my site, for both 32 and 64-bits Slackware.

(*) I’m trying out some solutions here…

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  1. Alien Pastures » Building LibreOffice from source Says:

    [...] for LibreOffice beta are available for download from the Document Foundation site, and Niels Horn has a SlackBuild script which re-packages those binary RPMs into a clean Slackware [...]

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