Subject: OpenOffice available for NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 02/20/2002 05:42:02
 * OpenOffice available for NetBSD

Michael Rauch has worked hard to get OpenOffice working on NetBSD, and
a package is now available in pkgsrc/misc/openoffice. The package was
tested on NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA and -current. As Java (Version 2 - JDK
1.3 or newer) is needed to build OpenOffice, this currently limits the
list of platforms to i386. When current Java implementations start
becoming available for other NetBSD platforms, it is expected that
OpenOffice will appear on these platforms as well.

OpenOffice is the Open Source version of the StarOffice office
application suite. Its mission statement is to create the leading
international office suite, running on all major platforms and
providing access to all functionality and data through open-component
based APIs and an XML-based file format.

To build OpenOffice 641 from source, update pkgsrc and then type "make
install" in pkgsrc/misc/openoffice.  A binary package compiled for
NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA/i386 with XFree 4.2.0 is available as As
the NetBSD 1.5.x releases are binary-compatible, this binary package
will also install and run fine on any NetBSD/i386 1.5-based machine.
If you experience any problems, please report them in the usual way
via send-pr.

More information on is available at, information about NetBSD can be found at

 - Hubert Feyrer
   The NetBSD Project

NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!