NeoOffice 1.2 Alpha Release Notes

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Current Version

The latest version of NeoOffice is: 1.2 Alpha.


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Current Patch

Patch-1 is now available.

The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Fixes a bug where pathnames in preferences were not updated (could cause I/O, script, or BASIC error messages, failing to save, etc.)

Note: Patch-1 requires a full installation of NeoOffice 1.2 Alpha and will not install on any version of NeoOffice/J 1.1. Patch-1 includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.

Older Patches

NeoOffice 1.2 Alpha includes all of the fixes previously available in NeoOffice/J 1.1 with Patch-3-With-Java-1.4.x-Update-2, but it is based off of the 1.1.5 codebase and requires a new, full download.

New Features in NeoOffice 1.2 Alpha

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 1.1, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice 1.2 Alpha. Some of the most significant include:

  • Decreased memory and CPU usage
  • Reduced time before the splash screen appears
  • Improved performance in some areas, especially drawing
  • Uses Java 1.4.2
  • Ability to print embedded EPS files
  • Numerous printing fixes
  • Improved support for international keyboard layouts
  • Font-handling improvements
  • Enhanced copy and paste support
  • Improved compatibility with voice dictation software (iListen, ViaVoice)
  • Support for accessibility features
  • Based on 1.1.5 codebase
  • Support for reading OpenDocument (aka 2.0) file formats
  • Spotlight support for OpenDocument formats via NeoLight 1.1
  • 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

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