Apache Announces OpenOffice 3.4

May 10, 2012

The Apache OpenOffice Project announces Apache OpenOffice 3.4, the first release of OpenOffice under the governance of the Apache Software Foundation.

“With the donation of OpenOffice.org to the ASF, the Foundation, and especially the podling project, was given a daunting task: re-energize a community and transform OpenOffice from a codebase of unknown Intellectual Property heritage, to a vetted and Apache Licensed software suite,” said Jim Jagielski, ASF President and an Apache OpenOffice project mentor. “The release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 shows just how successful the project has been...” Jagielski said.

OpenOffice 3.4 features include: faster startup, improved ODF encryption support, enhanced pivot table support in Calc, improved CSV export, enhanced graphics, and improvements in performance and quality. The complete list of new features, functions, and improvements is available in the release notes.

According to the announcement, Apache OpenOffice is the leading open source office productivity suite, with more than 100 million users worldwide, across 15 languages. The software is available for download free of charge. More information on the Apache OpenOffice product can be found at: http://www.openoffice.org.

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