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--[[User:Sardisson|sardisson]] 01:20, 5 May 2005 (CDT) Added line to "About" section with trademark info. And fix "OS X"--it's properly Mac OS X, of course. --[[User:Sardisson|sardisson]] 01:20, 5 May 2005 (CDT) Added line to "About" section with trademark info. And fix "OS X"--it's properly Mac OS X, of course.
---[[User:JKT|JKT]] 09:36, 5 May 2005 (CDT) Corrected spelling mistake in first paragraph "NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is availabe[sic] today" to "available" and corrected "Mac OS X 1.4[sic] "Tiger" Spotlight support" to read "10.4"+--[[User:JKT|JKT]] 09:36, 5 May 2005 (CDT) Corrected spelling mistake in the first paragraph "NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is availabe[sic] today" to "available" and corrected "Mac OS X 1.4[sic] "Tiger" Spotlight support" to read "10.4"
'''Let's keep questions/discussions in the [ trinity topic] and only note what's changed here, for the benefit of translations.''' I've moved the existing "talk" (except this) to the discussion tab) '''Let's keep questions/discussions in the [ trinity topic] and only note what's changed here, for the benefit of translations.''' I've moved the existing "talk" (except this) to the discussion tab)

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This is the page where we will draft the news release to be used upon the availability of NeoOffice/J 1.1 Final/GM.



  • Key features
    • OOo codebase
    • No X11
    • Mac OS X integration
    • Just beginning the road to aquafication...more to come!
    • Multilingual + better support for non-Roman input
  • Office suite compatible with MS Office
  • Open Source and Free Software
  • Planamesa Software and
  • Volunteer (part-time) effort
  • Link to screenshots
  • Call for more programmers to help out/volunteers for non-coding tasks/etc.?

Draft Announcement

Please note the date/time you revise the text so that we can keep the translations in sync/see which translations need updating. The "signature button" above or the following sequence of characters --~~~~ (two dashes and four tildes) will produce a username and timestamp combination: --sardisson 02:45, 11 Apr 2005 (CDT)

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Media Release

community AT neooffice DOT org

NeoOffice®/J 1.1 for Mac OS X Released

May xx, 2005


Sunnyvale, California, USA - Planamesa Software and the community are proud to introduce NeoOffice®/J 1.1, a Mac OS X-native version of the office suite that includes Microsoft™ Office-compatible word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing applications. NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is available today as a free download from the Planamesa Software website,

A Real Macintosh Application

Based on the latest stable codebase, NeoOffice®/J 1.1 offers extensive integration with Mac OS X. Key Macintosh features include a standard Mac OS X installer, a native Aqua menu bar, use of the Mac OS X printing system, full clipboard support, drag-and-drop, Mac "command" key shortcuts, mouse scrolling, integration with major Mac email clients and native support for Mac fonts.

"NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is a standalone, double-clickable Mac application and does NOT require additional X11 software," says core engineer and founder Ed Peterlin. "Our goal has always been to make NeoOffice®/J 100% indistinguishable from any other Macintosh application in look-and-feel. Version 1.1 is a major step in that direction."

A Feature-Complete Office Solution

Not only does NeoOffice®/J import Microsoft™ Office and WordPerfect™ documents, but it exports to many formats including PDF, HTML, Flash, and Microsoft™ Office. NeoOffice®/J has a feature set common to major office suites, including collaborative features such as the ability to track changes as a document is sent from one user to another.

Moreover, NeoOffice/J has localized user interfaces available in FORTY languages, and supports text entry in Roman and non-Roman scripts, including South Asian, East Asian, right-to-left and complex text layout scripts.

"We've leveraged's amazing internationalization efforts, which makes NeoOffice®/J a great solution for Mac OS X users all around the world," says Peterlin.

Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" Spotlight Support

NeoOffice®/J 1.1 includes "NeoLight," a plugin for "Spotlight", the new search feature in Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger". "With this plugin, your NeoOffice®/J files will be indexed and can be searched instantly with Spotlight in a familiar, Mac-like fashion," says Peterlin. "It's just another way we're working to integrate with the full Mac OS X experience."

Pricing and Availability

Released as free, open source software under the GNU General Public License, NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is available now at Users are encouraged to download and freely distribute the software. Development and "Aquafication" of the application are ongoing by the volunteer programmers, and interested parties are invited to visit and help with all aspects of the project.

More Information

Homepage  :
Community  :
Download  :
Press Kit  :
Screenshots :

About Planamesa Software

Planamesa Software is a software development consulting company owned and operated by Patrick Luby. Patrick has spent nearly a decade working as a software developer in a variety of commercial and open source projects including and Apache Tomcat using the C, C++, and Java™ programming languages on a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris™, and Windows™.

About is the home for the open-source community surrounding NeoOffice®/J. It features news, downloads, FAQs, discussion forums, a bug reporting system, and more for NeoOffice®/J developers and end users. NeoOffice®/J's "Aquafication" and other development is ongoing, and interested parties are invited to help with all aspects of the project. NeoOffice® is a registered trademark of Edward H. Peterlin.


To learn more about, visit



--sardisson 07:43, 17 Apr 2005 (CDT) (first stab at a text; suggestions desired!)

--Ovvldc 08:07, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) (changed interpunction to break up that one long sentence and altered the second part to start with 'premiere release version'. Also added link for background and courtesy)

--sardisson 12:13, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) (tried to eliminate the "release" and "version" appearing in every sentence.

--Waldo 15:33, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) Touch ups

--Waldo 15:39, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) More touch ups

--sardisson 15:49, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) Press kit link, a couple of tweaks to Waldo's changes (MSO & WP, Planamesa first b/c of multilingual) some layout changes so the fixed-width table doesn't mork screens.

--sardisson 16:03, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) Export to MSO, too--that needs to be clear, without too much emphasis on MSO :-(

--Ovvldc 17:01, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) Added Flash to export list.

--Waldo 22:28, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT) more crap.. added finder/mail integration & minor layout stuff.. in text this may have to be reformatted slightly to look good. Does anyone know where this press release is going? It would be nice to get a CNET/ story out of it at the least, see who else will pick it up..

--sardisson 10:10, 22 Apr 2005 (CDT) Email to non-address to keep spambots off while we draft the release; change back before sending; tweaked the Finder/mail client integration and Mac fonts parts--have a look

--Ovvldc 10:11, 22 Apr 2005 (CDT) Added track changes and fixed a typo.

--sardisson 21:43, 25 Apr 2005 (CDT) I didn't like the one-long-sentence 2nd pgh, either, so it's been split/rewritten. Also rearranged/rewrote a couple of clauses in pgh 3.

--Ovvldc 04:42, 26 Apr 2005 (CDT) minor nit: I changed the lost comma at the end of the second paragraph to 'and'.

--Waldo 16:53, 26 Apr 2005 (CDT) some more changes...tried to add some personality. Fixed some spelling stuff.. other changes. Need to make sure that everyone quoted is fine with quotes attributed to them. They should probably read the press release out loud just to make sure they did in fact say it ;)

--Waldo 21:14, 26 Apr 2005 (CDT) added url in first line, more quotes, rearraged some stuff.. trying to make it flow.

--sardisson 02:27, 27 Apr 2005 (CDT) Trying to keep the cart behind the horse. Commented out the radically un-Patrick sections, and made Ed's fake quotes the meaningful ones. Tweaked some wording to improve flow. Put call for additional help back in the "release proper." Tried to work in "volunteer," esp. in light of Patrick's going back to work, but it should be more prominent. Also, it's getting pretty long, even with the sections commented out, so we need to be mindful. And put the right URL first in the first paragrpah.

--Ovvldc 05:20, 27 Apr 2005 (CDT) Changed *free* into free. Should there be a mention of the 4000 hours of voluntary developer time that have gone into this application?

--Ovvldc 05:28, 27 Apr 2005 (CDT) took away the double quotes around Real Mac Application, as that suggests the term is vague.

--sardisson 22:49, 27 Apr 2005 (CDT) I don't like that "real mac application" header at all, because even without the quotes it's vague. To some people it means cocoa, to others an X11 app that runs on the Mac is a real Mac app, because it doesn't need an emulator, e.g. VPC. But I don't know what to replace that heading with yet....

--sardisson 22:36, 2 May 2005 (CDT) Should we mention something about hoping to have a CD distribution network up for people without broadband?

--sardisson 01:20, 5 May 2005 (CDT) Added line to "About" section with trademark info. And fix "OS X"--it's properly Mac OS X, of course.

--JKT 09:36, 5 May 2005 (CDT) Corrected spelling mistake in the first paragraph "NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is availabe[sic] today" to "available" and corrected "Mac OS X 1.4[sic] "Tiger" Spotlight support" to read "10.4"

Let's keep questions/discussions in the trinity topic and only note what's changed here, for the benefit of translations. I've moved the existing "talk" (except this) to the discussion tab)

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community at neooffice dot org

xx. mai 2005

Planamesa Software og er stolte av å presentere NeoOffice®/J 1.1, en ekte («native») OS X-utgave av kontorprogrammet med Microsoft™ Office-kompatibel tekstbehandler, regneark, presentasjons- og tegneprogram.

Basert på den siste, stabile, kildekoden til, har NeoOffice®/J 1.1 ekte Mac OS X- integrasjon med: Mac installerer, Aqua menylinje, direkte skriverhåndtering, fullstendig støtte for utklippsbok, dra-og-slipp, tastatursnarveier med Macs «kommando»-tast, mus med rullehjul, integrasjon med Finder og epostklienter, ekte støtte for Mac OS X fonter og mye mer!

NeoOffice®/J 1.1 er en frittstående, dobbel-klikkbar Mac programvare som IKKE behøver X11 programvare i tillegg. Den kan importere Microsoft™ Office- og WordPerfect-dokumenter og kan eksportere til mange forskjellige formater, inkludert PDF, HTML, Flash og Microsoft™ Office. NeoOffice®/J kan spore endringer i dokumenter, støtter tilpassede brukergrensesnitt på 40 språk, tekst med romerske og ikke-romerske alfabeter inkludert sør- og østasiatiske, tekst fra høyre og sammensatte dokumenter med forskjellige språk og alfabeter.

NeoOffice®/J 1.1 er nå tilgjengelig for nedlasting og lanseres som fri programvare med åpen kildekode under GNU Public License. «Aquafisering» (videre tilpasning til Macs Aqua grensesnitt) pågår for fullt, og alle interesserte inviteres til hjelpe til med alle aspektene ved prosjektet.

Presseside: Press Kit
Eksempler på skjermbilder:

Mer informasjon om finner du på:

--knutkja 18:06, 22 Apr 2005 (CDT)

Correcting typing --Knutkja 18:39, 23 Apr 2005 (CDT)

--Ovvldc 16:43, 25 Apr 2005 (CDT) put the links between <pre>...</pre> tags

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xx mei 2005

Planamesa Software en de gemeenschap kondigen met gepaste trots NeoOffice®/J 1.1 aan, een volledige ingeburgerde Mac OS X versie van het office pakket, dat een complete en uitgebreide tekstverwerker en reken-, presentatie- en tekenprogramma's bevat die Microsoft™ Office bestanden begrijpen en kunnen maken.

Met als basis de meest recente stabiele versie van is NeoOffice®/J 1.1 ook op veel vlakken geïntegreerd met Mac OS X. Standaard OS X en Aqua kenmerken zijn onder andere een standaard Mac OS X installatieprogramma, een normale Aqua menubalk, gebruik van Mac OS X printfaciliteiten, complete ondersteuning voor het klembord, slepen van tekst en beeld, Mac "command" toetscombinaties, scrollen met de muis, integratie met bekende e-mailprogramma's en ondersteuning voor Mac fonts.

NeoOffice®/J 1.1 is een zelfstandige, klikbare Mac applicatie die GEEN extra X11 software nodig heeft. Het is in staat om Microsoft™ Office en WordPerfect documenten te importeren en kan exporteren naar vele formaten, inclusief PDF, HTML, Flash, en Microsoft™ Office. NeoOffice®/J ondersteunt het bijhouden van wijzigingen en andere belangrijke functies voor samenwerking die horen in grote office pakketten. Daarnaast zijn lokale gebruikersinterfaces beschikbaar in VEERTIG talen en ondersteunt NeoOffice®/J tekstinvoer in romeinse en niet-romeinse schriften, inclusief Zuid-Aziatische, Oost-Aziatische, rechts-naar-links en complexe invoer.

NeoOffice®/J is nu beschikbaar, vrijgegeven als gratis en open source software onder de GNU General Public License. "Aquaficatie" van het pakket is in volle gang en alle geinteresseerden zijn welkom om bij te dragen aan alle aspecten van het project.

Webstek     : (gedeeltelijk in het Nederlands)
Download    :
Pershoek    : Press Kit

Voor meer informatie over, zie

--Ovvldc 16:37, 25 Apr 2005 (CDT) Translated the new draft. I still do not like the long sentence in the second paragraph...
--Ovvldc 04:52, 26 Apr 2005 (CDT) fixed to match the latest draft. Better text, maybe too many 'Mac OS X' in the second paragraph.

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