OpenOffice 1.0.1 is out : when will we see a native port?

FattyMembrane

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i just saw that openoffice 1.0.1 was finally released as a beta for mac osx. as the website says "It still uses the X11 Window system but is now more functional and more robust than before". there has been speculation over the past few months that apple was working on porting openoffice to the mac in a native carbon form, but if that's true, would the openoffice team try to do the same thing in a parallel but seperate effort? i'm assuming that before starting heavy work on openoffice, apple will wait until the darwin sources are stable, but the statement from the oo website made it sound like they might be working on a native port as well. i seriously doubt that both teams would undertake such a giant task independently of each other, so are the apple rumors unsubstantiated, or am i reading too much into the oo statement?
 

j763

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OOorg will get to Aqua very soon. Everything will look the same as it does currently, but it will run w/o Xwindows.

[edit]apple is not doing anything as far as OO at the moment[/edit]
 

FattyMembrane

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ok, seems that j763 is the only one who has not simply reiterated the post title :D . so oo.org will be doing the aqua port, this is excellent. i could have sworn that several weeks ago i read rumors of apple either teaming up with oo.org or sun (staroffice) to make an osx native office suite for direct competition with msoffice. there's another thread that discusses the possibility of apple simply revamping appleworks and turning it into a first class suite, which would ensure them more profits on appleworks, but supporting ooffice and adding a simple .cwk compatability layer would probably be the most effective in impressing switchers and veterans alike (nothing better than free software :) ).

has there been any word from the project to create an aqua wrapper for gtk? i checked the website at sourceforge, but it has not been updated for a while and still seems to be in the planning stages. this would be a great advancement, as we would not have to wait for each x11 app to be converted independently. xdarwin is nice to have, but we mac users expect interfaces a cut above those of the computing masses.
 

asparagui

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NeoOffice...

is merely a proof of concept port of the OpenOffice suite, based on code written two years ago.

It is not a full app, nor will it ever be. There is no development on it.

-Brett
 
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