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New OpenOffice Versions

Postby jtwitchell » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:30 am

I was wondering what the policy was on updating OpenOffice to newer versions. The last time we got an update was when we installed the Desktop 5.5 image. I know that OpenOffice v3.0 has just been released. Are we to wait for updates via MLS? Our computers are not connected to the Internet, so I would have to download the exe at home and then update the PCs myself. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
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Postby techgy » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:41 am

net_runner wrote:I was wondering what the policy was on updating OpenOffice to newer versions. The last time we got an update was when we installed the Desktop 5.5 image. I know that OpenOffice v3.0 has just been released. Are we to wait for updates via MLS? Our computers are not connected to the Internet, so I would have to download the exe at home and then update the PCs myself. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!


Contact the Stake Technical Specialist (STS) and have Open Office updated. He should have access to the Church web site where these updates are maintained and can update your ward administrative computer.

The STS has responsibility to maintain your ward computer. Updates to Open Office do not come through the MLS software. They are handled separately.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:02 pm

I don't think there's a policy either way on updating OpenOffice. I would contact the STS just to coordinate with him what's happening. I'd think it would be wise to keep the sake on the same version to avoid problems when exchanging files.

Due to the size of the OpenOffice install, I can't see it getting updated via dial-up.

Since OpenOffice is totally free, there's no legal/license issues involved.

Since I am the STS for my stake, I have been updating as I put in new machines. The new 3.0 version has some significant improvements. One of them is the ability to read MS Office 2007 files. That can be important for people bringing files from home or work.
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Postby jtwitchell » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:07 pm

Sadly, I am the STS. Thanks for the info. I too have been looking forward to a lot of the features in version 3. Thought I would check before possibly screwing something up.
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Postby RossEvans » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:22 am

Anyone have experience using the Base application (the OpenOffice database module) in v 3.0?

I downloaded the earlier version and did not find it acceptable for my purposes, but it seemed to have a lot of potential. It would be nice to have a portable and accessible tool to build small database applications for sharing. MS Access is a good tool for projects of that scale, except for the sharing part.

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Ver 3 is "legal"

Postby gregneg » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:44 pm

net_runner wrote:Sadly, I am the STS. .


OOo Version 3 is apparently "legal":

The church MLS website, through "Additional Local Unit Software" gets you to the current version --- which is the same version available to the rest of the world --- :D

http://www.lds.org/mls/login

Ya might want to familiarize yourself with that one ;)

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:11 pm

elderj1 wrote:OOo Version 3 is apparently "legal":

The church MLS website, through "Additional Local Unit Software" gets you to the current version --- which is the same version available to the rest of the world --- :D


Correct. the mls.lds.org site just points to http://www.openoffice.org/. So whatever happens to be current ....
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Postby lajackson » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:47 pm

elderj1 wrote:OOo Version 3 is apparently "legal":


We have always been free to add Open Office and keep it updated. And Church Headquarters (CHQ) has made it very convenient to do so.

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:38 pm

I don't think there's ever been a question of legality per se, but church policy.

As you know sometimes we can't get a clearly stated policy and have to resort to reading the tea leaves. I think the point elderj1 was trying to make is since mls.lds.org points to OpenOffice site rather then a specific version, then it must be acceptable to load whatever is current.
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MLS site as the gate

Postby gregneg » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:54 pm

RussellHltn wrote:I don't think there's ever been a question of legality per se, but church policy.

the point elderj1 was trying to make is since mls.lds.org points to OpenOffice site rather then a specific version, then it must be acceptable to load whatever is current.


I suggested the site as the gate --- if something changes as far as acceptability--- then I would expect the MLS site contents would reflect that.


"Enter ye in at the strait gate; for strait is the gate, and narrow is the way----" ;)


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