Oracle's 3.3.0 RC1 Makes It Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 19 October 2010 at 05:32 PM EDT. 12 Comments
While last month several members had left the free software office suite project to form LibreOffice and The Document Foundation, there's no signs that is going away anytime soon; Oracle has just announced the first release candidate for the upcoming 3.3.0.

As mentioned in the 3.3.0 RC1 release notes, this development milestone of incorporates several fixes and other features. Among the improvements to be found with 3.3 include an improved extension manager, spreadsheet improvements, initial integration with the Renaissance Project, printing restructuring, and improved Calc spreadsheet performance.

While not making it in time for 3.3, other planned features (according to their Wiki) for a future release are SVG import support, new spreadsheet functions, an initial implementation of the XLSX export filter, improvements to the Writer comparison feature, XForms enhancements, an XHTML import filter, and simpler items like the ability to rotate images in Writer.

The first release candidate of 3.3 can be downloaded from The release date for 3.3.0 RC2 or the final version is not known at this time.

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