Short Bytes: Apache OpenOffice, the open source office suite, is considering retirement. An email by the VP of OpenOffice has thrown light on the possible retirement of the office suite in the coming future. The project has not been able to push regular updates due to lack of volunteer developers, who have shifted to LibreOffice.
— Hamilton wrote in the email.
Hamilton has listed a roadmap of how the retirement process will continue. The source code has been put on The Attic and the external libraries are not a part of the source code. The list also includes termination of the Apache OpenOffice blogs, social media accounts, and any future official release claims won’t be related to the Apache OpenOffice.
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Don’t worry, LibreOffice is here to stay
OpenOffice has been on a downward popularity track ever since another OpenOffice.org spin-off LibreOffice is being considered as an alternative to Microsoft Office.
The LibreOffice is being widely adopted, being a pre-installed office suite on many Linux distros. This has changed the minds of the contributing developers and many of them have started investing their efforts on the LibreOffice. The lack of contributors has disabled Apache OpenOffice project’s ability to push regular updates and bug fixes.
— Via Softpedia
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