OpenOffice 3.2.1 fixes bugs, updates logo
The OpenOffice.org development team have issued the first point update to the 3.2.x branch of their open source office suite for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Solaris. The maintenance update addresses a number of bugs and security issues found in the previous 3.2 release, but adds no new features.
The latest update includes some graphical user interface (GUI) changes, including an updated splash screen and a new version of the OpenOffice.org logo. According to the developers, the new logo is part of a brand refresh for the office suite that continues a "tradition of quality and remains faithful to its origins". Following Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems more than a year ago, the update also replaces the old Sun Logos with those from Oracle, which is now the project's main sponsor.
The developers say that the update includes fixes for several security issues and advise all users to upgrade to the latest release as soon as possible. However, the OpenOffice.org Security Team Bulletin, has yet to be updated with details of the vulnerabilities. According Florian Effenberger, the OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Leader, further details on the security fixes will be announced "in a few days".
More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and release notes. OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 is available to download from the project's site and mirrors. OpenOffice is released under version 3 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3).
This year's OpenOffice.org Conference is the 10th anniversary event for the free open source office suite and will take place from August 31st to September 3rd in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The next major release of OpenOffice, version 3.3, will include a number of new features and is expected to be released in the autumn of 2010.
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