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StarOffice/OpenOffice debs? (was Re: Setting up a bunch of boxen at a small school.)



on Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 08:43:48AM +0100, xio (xio@port22.net) wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 12:42:57PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > on Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 12:58:59PM -0400, Rob Ransbottom (rir@mediaone.net) wrote:
> > 
> > <experience snipped but appreciated>
> > 
> > > I hear that Staroffice is going to be a quartered stuck pig.  The one
> > > monolithic program is going to be split into separate tasks.  I have
> > > found SO to be agreeable to people only familiar with MS Word.
> > 
> > This is the case at the moment (I've got build 630-something on a box
> > here).  There are differnet invocation commands, but each is a shell
> > wrapper calling the monolithic app.  The only dis-integration to date is
> > removing the desktop component.
> > 
> > Anyone with further information on how this gets split is encouraged to
> > tell us what's planned.  The debian-openoffice list has been awefully
> > quiet.
> > 
> This is OT for this thread, but I would like to know: 
> 
> Is there a deb package for staroffice?

Not currently, though there's an ITP (intent to package) OpenOffice, the
free software version of StarOffice.

Best bet is to go to the OpenOffice website and grab a build that's
known to work.  You can also get StarOffice from Sun or other sources,
either via download or on CDROM.

Peace.

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