Press release 2.1

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Draft marketing documents index announces version 2.1

For release 12:00 UTC, 12 December 2006

The Community are proud to announce the release of 2.1, the latest version of the leading open-source office suite.

There are a number of important new features for users in this release. The presentations application, Impress, now supports multiple monitors, with the presenter choosing where to display the presentation. The Calc spreadsheet has an improved HMTL export capability, using styles to better recreate in a browser the appearance of the original spreadsheet. The database application Base has a number of enhancements, including improved support for Microsoft's Access product. The popular Quickstarter is now available for GNU/Linux users as a GTK application.'s impressive language support is enhanced with five more localisations.

However, is not simply a great office suite for end users. software technology is also available for developers, systems integrators, etc to use in their own applications. 2.1 extends support for version control to extensions, simplifying the management of packages for developers of extensions.

Version 2.1 is the third release of in 2006, and reflects the Community's commitment to making new features available to users every few months. To help make this as smooth as possible, 2.1 also includes an improved on-line notifier, which checks regularly and informs users if a new version is available (users may choose to disable this option at any time). 2.1 is now available for download. If the download servers are busy, there is an alternative legal peer-to-peer (P2P) system. Alternatively, Community Distributors supply the software on CD-ROM in many countries.'s Native Language project can advise on the availability of translations.


The Community is an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the leading open-source office productivity suite,®.'s leading edge software technology (UNO) is also available for developers, systems integrators, etc to use in extensions or in their own applications. supports the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300) as well as legacy industry file formats and is available on major computing platforms in over 70 languages. software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.

The Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding sponsor and primary contributor.

Links 2.1 may be downloaded free of charge from

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Press Contacts

Louis Suarez-Potts (UTC -05h00) Community Manager
+1 (416) 625 3843

John McCreesh (UTC +0h00) Marketing Project Lead
+44 (0)7 810 278 540

Cristian Driga (UTC +0200) Marketing Project Co-Lead
+40 7887 000 60

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