[needs-packaging] Apache OpenOffice

Bug #1131253 reported by Alex on 2013-02-21
This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description


Apache OpenOffice is very good, stable and completely free office package. It is good supported by The Apache Software Foundation. Apache OpenOffice is not related to Oracle any more. For now Apache OpenOffice is trademark of The Apache Software Foundation.

Additional facts:
1. Apache OpenOffice downloaded over 100 million times
Source: http://www.openoffice.org/stats/downloads.html
2. InfoWorld has awarded Apache OpenOffice two Bossies (Best of Open Source), one for the OpenOffice application, and one for templates website.
Source1: http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/64914/bossie-awards-2012-the-best-open-source-desktop-applications-202288#slide4
Source2: http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/64914/bossie-awards-2012-the-best-open-source-desktop-applications-202288#slide5

I have already installed Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 from official site and I use it, but I think it is better if you add this package to Ubuntu repository.

URL: http://www.openoffice.org/
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
Notes: Latest stable release: 4.1.0.

Thank you for help.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed

(removed unsupportable and outdated statements about LibreOffice from description. They have no place on this issue anyway.)

description: updated
Alex (alexlsh) on 2014-05-12
description: updated
Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :

I don't find similar bug on Debian, only this tread with an unofficial repository:

I think this bug will be stronger if a similar bug is opening on Debian's bugzilla.

Alex (alexlsh) wrote :

Mozaic, you are welcome to post it to Debian's bugzilla. I'm not use Debian for now. May be in future I go to Debian, but now I use Ubuntu.

Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :

@ Alex: I'am not a Debian's user, too ^^

As i know, no major linux's distribution have Apache OpenOffice in their repository. I don't know if the Apache Fondation have some projet to resolve that. Since it's not resolving, the use of Apache OpenOffice on Linux will be very poor and marginal.

Alfredo3000 (alfredospam3000) wrote :

En 2015 Ubuntu, tiene la gran oportunidad de volverse un Lider Mundial, por que Windows 10 es insatisfactorio e inseguro debido al Cortana que no pasa de un programa espía.

Millones de usuarios buscaran Ubuntu y Kubuntu.
Estos nuevos usuarios huirán para Window cuando sientan la lentitud e inestabilidad del Libreoffice, .

El gran problema estratégico de Ubuntu es el paquete LibreOffice que es ineficiente para aplicaciones profesionales, por su gran inestabilidad.

OpenOffice es mas estable y rápido que Libreoffice, aune que ambos no llegan a la confiabilidad de Windows Office, y esto es un error estratégico grave para UBUNTU.

Ofrecer la posibilidad de instalar via PPA el paquete OpenOffice es ,según yo creo, una necesidad estratégica de éxito para UBUNTU.

Yo como usuario quiero tener la Libertad de instalar en mi sistema operacional favorito el OpenOffice via PPA,.

Por favor hagan el PPA de OpenOfice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OOoForum (oooforum) wrote :

Canonical is a part of development of LibreOffice.
OpenOffice is clearly a competitor.
So, packaging this app in Synaptics will be a non-sense.

JoLa (josef-latt) wrote :

+1 for packaging Apache OpenOffice.

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