NeoOffice/J 1.1 Release Notes

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Current Version

The latest version of NeoOffice/J is: 1.1.


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Current Patch

Patch-3-With-Java-1.4.x is now available.

The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Fix for a hanging bug that can sometimes occur when quittng NeoOffice/J
  • If you wish to revert to Java 1.3.1 (NeoOffice/J 1.1 Patch-0), you can install the other "Patch-3" (no suffix)

Note: Patch-3-With-Java-1.4.x requires a full installation of NeoOffice/J 1.1 and will not install on NeoOffice/J 1.1 Release Candidate, Beta, or Alpha. This patch includes all fixes and additions of previous patches. Patch-3-With-Java-1.4.x also requires Mac OS X 10.3 or newer.

Older Patches

Patch-2: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Upgrade from Java 1.3.1 and Carbon to Java 1.4.2 and Cocoa; this upgrade offers
    • Better performance (faster startup, less CPU and memory usage)
    • Improved font handling
    • Support for printing embedded EPS files, and other printing fixes
    • Better support for certain international keyboard layouts
  • Fix 105 bugs in NeoOffice/J 1.1 and in the various Performance Test Patches
  • Update to version 1.1 of NeoLight
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.3 or newer - due to our limited resources and the bugginess of Java 1.4.1 on Mac OS X 10.2.x, we are no longer able to support Mac OS X 10.2.

Patch-0: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Certain files were missing from the full NeoOffice/J 1.1 download. This patch includes the missing files and restores the function of the "Preferences..." menu item.
  • Update to version 1.0.4 of NeoLight

New Features in NeoOffice/J 1.1

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice/J since version 0.8.4, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice/J 1.1. Some of the most significant include:

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"
  • Spotlight integration via NeoLight
  • Quickstart service: no document or grey window needed to keep NeoOffice/J open
  • Quickstart menu items also appear as a Dock menu
  • Installer for localized Help files
  • Use of system colors in parts of the application's user interface
  • security fix
  • Based on 1.1.4 codebase
  • Right-to-left and complex text layout (e.g., Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Hindi)
  • Faster program startup
  • Native Aqua menus
  • New professional-quality splash screen, application and document Finder icons, and other artwork
  • Localized user interfaces for 40 languages
  • Mouse wheel support
  • Text drag-and-drop support
  • Improved PDF export
  • Import of WordPerfect documents
  • Support for Macintosh file aliases in open and save dialogues
  • Automatic notification of new patches and versions (disabled by default in 1.1)
  • Patches available as standard Mac OS X installer packages
  • Drag-and-drop between NeoOffice/J and other applications
  • Does not quit when clicking the red "close" widget on the last document window
  • Support for Eudora, Entourage, and Mail as external mailer applications

Archived Release Notes

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