NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta Release Notes

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These are the Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta, currently available through the NeoOffice Early Access Program (or via a personal build from the source). Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.0 Alpha 4, the current freely-available version, can be found here.


Current Early Access Version

The latest Early Access version of NeoOffice is: 2.0 Aqua Beta.

NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta requires a PPC Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4 or an Intel Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.4. Some Aqua features will appear differently depending on your version of Mac OS X.


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Current Patch

There is no patch available for NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta.

Older Patches

NeoOffice 2.0 Beta includes all of the fixes previously available in NeoOffice 2.0 Alpha 4 with Patch-3, but it is based off of the 2.0.3 codebase and requires a new, full download.

New Features in NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 1.2.2, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta. Some of the most significant include:

  • Based on 2.0.3 codebase
  • Support for writing ISO 26300 OpenDocument (aka 2.0) file formats
  • Significant improvements in startup time NB both in early Alphas and in Alpha 4 patches/Beta
  • New database component
  • Enhanced sound support
  • Runs on Intel Macintoshes
  • Native Cocoa Open and Save dialogues
  • Most widgets (scrollbars, buttons, checkboxes) are now Aqua
  • New Finder icons and splash screen with a more Aqua appearance

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