Apache OpenOffice for OS/2 and OS/2 based systems 4.1.11 GA
We are proud to announce that we now deliver the version 4.1.11 GA.
This GA fixes several issues found in 4.1.8

The GA version includes English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian language pack. And of course this version comes nicely packed in a wpi. A rpm version of it will be available shortly.

Apache OpenOffice is the open productivity suite, consisting of several mighty applications, such as Calc, Writer, Base, Impress and several more. Apache OpenOffice is compatible to the leading commercial productivity suite.
You need only one complete wpi for your preferred language. If you want to install an additional language you need only the language wpi for the new language.

For additional installation information, please read the readme file. The file is also found in the download directory.

To fill a bug please use the Apache bugtracker. If you create a ticket, please also set your ticket to block ticket 118923.

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Some remarks for this release:
This AOO release needs the latest ICU library. So if AOO doesn't start after installation make sure you have the latest ICU installed (which is version 68.1). The second pitfall might be you miss libxslt. This lib is not installed by default in ArcaOS.

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rpm, python-rpm-macros, popt, createrepo_c, qt5, pthread, os2-base, poppler-data, ca-certificates, highmem
Rpm work:
We released version 4.13.0-20 of rpm (The RPM package management system), version 3.9-2 of python-rpm-macros (The common Python RPM macros), version 1.18-2 of popt (C library for parsing command line parameters), version 0.17.3-2 of createrepo_c (Creates a common metadata repository), version 5.15.2-1 of Qt5 (Qt5 meta package), version 0.2.6-1 of pthread (A posix pthread emulation for OS/2 and OS/2 based systems), version 0.0.1-3 of os2-base (OS/2 - eComStation 2.0 - ArcaOS 5.0 base), version 0.4.11-1 of poppler-data (Encoding files for use with poppler), version 2021.2.50-1 of ca-certificates (The Mozilla CA root certificate bundle), version 1.0.3-1 of highmem (HighMem, a LX format 32bit DLL 'loading above 512MB' marking utility)
It is uploaded as rpm to the netlabs rel or exp repository. To install, use either yum or ANPM. If anyone prefers a zip file, those are available at the netlabs rel repo or at the netlabs exp repo.

Non rpm work:
We released a test browser to some testers.
To be able to finish this all we urgently need more sponsors!!!.

Behind the scenes
There are more projects being worked on. If you are interested in it all, please look at our GitHub repo's.
Again to be able to finish this all we urgently need more sponsors!!!.

What's new in rpm:
  • force proper sse2 alignment in optflags on x86 platforms
  • cherry pick some lua changes from upstream, fixes lua path handling
What's new in python-rpm-macros:
  • use the right location for the python.lua scriptp
  • use new %%{_rpmluadir} macro instead of %%{_rpmconfigdir}/lua
What's new in popt:
  • update to version 1.18
  • add a forwarder to the old popt.dll
  • obsolete and provide -libs and -data/li>
  • use epoch 1, as old spec had it
What's new in createrepo_c:
  • add -Zbin-files, as the rpm dll need it. which is a rpm dll flaw!!!
What's new in Qt5:
  • Release version 5.15.2 for OS/2
  • Add qtmultimedia, qtwebchannel, qtwebsockets to dependencies
What's new in pthread
  • Add pthread_condattr_setclock() and needed functions for that
  • Fix ticket 16 with pull request 17
  • Fix wrong return codes in pthread_rwlock_try*lock()
What's new in os2-base
  • Set pentium4 as defalut platform
What's new in poppler-data
  • updated to version 0.4.11
  • adjusted the spec according to fedora
What's new in ca-certificates
  • update to latest fedora spec
  • update ca-cert to latest Mozilla cert
What's new in highmem
  • Always skip marking of libc runtime dlls
What's new in Chromium:

To be able to finish our goals we need your support. Please sponsor as much as possible via our webshop or via our Patreon page.
Qt 5 donation meter
Below you find the current state of all fundraising campaigns to port Qt 5 to OS/2
We estimated in 2018 that we need around 42000 €. But it turns out this estimate was too optimistic. As of today 21.01.2021 the new estimate is 7000 € higher, which means 49000 € in total.
As of 08.11.2021 we collected 49000 €.

Please help us to reach our goal.

More on the Qt 5 Port can be found here.