First Alpha of Mac-Native OpenOffice Released
OpenOffice is giving developers a very, very early look at the new interface features of its productivity application suite.OpenOffice.org, the coalition developing and maintaining the free, open-source OpenOffice office suite, released on June 5 a first alpha of a Mac OS X-native version of the OpenOffice productivity suite. Although the project has an existing version for Mac OS X, it requires installation of the Unix-based X11 system (also known as X Window System).
The new version will feature word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, illustration, database and mathematics equation editing applications. While existing versions include those applications too, the new version will feature native-looking Mac OS X interface elements. That said, the current version has made only early progress and still presents a mix of interface looks.