Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice - The Document Foundation Blog

Today marks 20 years since the source code to OpenOffice was released. And today we say: LibreOffice is the future of OpenOffice. Let’s all get behind it! It’s great to have a rich and diverse set of free and open source software projects. Hundreds of millions of people around the world have benefited from the […]


I am not liking they made that blog entry.

I am still providing and recommending OpenOffice because of some recurrent issues in performance and mostly stability in LibreOffice in some cases using modest computers as well as certain netbooks in educative environment. Both Fresh and Still releases from 2 years ago.

That was before LibreOffice 7 was released. I will wait 1 year until it comes to Still branch to see how it goes at all.

I am not sure what are they telling by “let’s work all together”. I am sure they will ignore most proposals from new (old) OpenOffice developers regarding to these things.

And about “well-maintained”, well, joining into maintenance mode even having still enough developers force for major releases is a very good option.

Dreeg Ocedam

Version 7 has made the whole UI look much more modern. I don’t know if they also improved discoverability of important features, stability and performance though. I heard they managed to share most of the UI code across platforms which might help with stability.

I never used LibreOffice much (or any other office suite, LaTeX FTW), but I recently had to use it and I was really disappointed by the stability of LibreOffice Impress.


If you can read spanish, the situation is experienced by other people too.

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