Monday, June 27, 2011

Official Debian announcement on the move from OpenOffice to LibreOffice

I’ve already made my move in Debian Squeeze from OpenOffice to LibreOffice, and a peek in my unread messages from the Debian mailing lists turned up this official announcement:

Debian moves to LibreOffice

Here is some of the text (a short how-to-install for Squeeze is included in the official newsletter):

The Debian project is proud to announce that the transition from
OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice has now been completed. LibreOffice has
already been available for “testing” and “unstable” since March and has
now been backported to Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, too.

Rene Engelhard, Debian’s LibreOffice maintainer and member of
LibreOffice’s Engineering Steering Committee, says: “I am sure Debian and
its users will benefit greatly from this transition; I expect not only an
improved collaboration but also quicker development cycles.”

If you’re going to subscribe to one Debian mailing list, I recommend Debian News