Does anyone know when Openoffice 3 will be available in Ubuntu Repositories?

John Toliver john.toliver at
Fri Oct 3 00:15:09 UTC 2008

I was excited about finally getting the super notes functionality.  I have
one database with some complex queries and reports based on them.  So far my
testing on windows with my database works.  I run my reports and everything
appears to be fine.  I was holding off until an official release.  I am
going to try and do an upgrade cycle from LTS to LTS so I really hope 3.0
gets backported to Hardy.

Based on what you said though, I may go ahead and upgrade to the RC3.0 and
be done with it.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 17:39, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> On 10/02/2008 02:00 PM, John Toliver wrote:
> > I wasn't sure about whether I should download the .deb files or whether
> it
> > would become available on the most recently reported release date of
> > 10/7/08.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> OOoRC4 is due out middle of Oct. With any luck that will become OOo3.0.
> When you will see those in Ubuntu repositories is unknown as Ubuntu uses
> the Novell/ximian/go-ooo builds instead of the builds.
> But I wouldn't guess that you will see OOo(U)3.0 in Hardy as it's an
> LTS. You probably will only see it in Intrepid - but hopefully I'm wrong.
> If you'd like to give OOoRC3 a spin the debs are available here:
> You can install that side-by-side to your Ubuntu OOo without either
> affecting the other. The OOo3RC3 will install into your /opt directory
> and the program files will be located in /opt/openoffice.org3/program.
> OOoRC3 will create a separate ~/ folder so it does
> not interfere with your existing ~/.openoffice.org2/user folder.
> I recommend that you join the OOo users list (via gmane nntp is
> recommended as sometimes it's a very high volume list):
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