What version of Open Office is in Fedora

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Sun Jan 11 17:28:39 EST 2004

Hi, Jacob:

I'm a tad perplexed and want to compare notes with you on this.

Your post got me to look at this again. While I have yet to look
thoroughly, a quick look at openoffice.org indicates that the
openoffice.org binaries and source also ship without the Sun DRI
components. So, what about the openoffice downloadables and the Fedora
RPMs is different? It seems this is the same in both cases, and one
needs to get either the RTK or SDK from Sun, and path it ahead of gcj,

Am I wrong? Hoping to understand this better.

Jacob Schmude writes:
> From: "Jacob Schmude" <jschmude at adelphia.net>
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> Hi
> It's version 1.1, but Fedora left out all the java access bridge stuff. Even if you install the gnome java bridge, you're not gonna get a response from the 
> openoffice distributed with fedora. I believe this was probably done due to the lack of sun's JRE in fedora, which makes sense from a technical and distribution 
> standpoint: why include something that depends on non-included software? Blind users not having access, I think, was just an unfortunate side effect. You will 
> need to download openoffice.org from the website and install it yourself.
> I do wonder why fedora didn't get permission from SUN to distribute their j2sdk or JRE, so far slackware is the only distro I know of to include it... and if anyone 
> has managed to get the openoffice in fedora to work with gnopernicus, please let us in on the secret.
> On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 22:03:45 -0000, Darragh wrote:
> >Hello,
> >I'm not getting any response from Gnopernicus in Open office, any one know
> >what version is used?
> >I'd be also interested in any alterations you know of to make it more
> >accessible.
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Janina Sajka
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