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[Fsuk-manchester] Fwd: Debian moves to LibreOffice

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Fwd: Debian moves to LibreOffice
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:21:22 +0100
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You can now install LibreOffice on a Debian Squeeze machine by using
backports. The use of backports is slightly advanced but not as much as
it used to be because it's officially part of Debian now and it's worth
knowing how to use backports if you run Debian. Details below.

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Subject: Debian moves to LibreOffice
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Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:27:31 +0200
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The Debian Project                                 http://www.debian.org/
Debian moves to LibreOffice                              address@hidden
June 23rd, 2011                  http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110623

Debian moves to LibreOffice

The Debian project is proud to announce that the transition from
OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice has now been completed. LibreOffice has
already been available for "testing" and "unstable" since March and has
now been backported to Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", too.

Rene Engelhard, Debian's LibreOffice maintainer and member of
LibreOffice's Engineering Steering Committee, says: "I am sure Debian and
its users will benefit greatly from this transition; I expect not only an
improved collaboration but also quicker development cycles."

Installation of LibreOffice

Interested users of the current stable release Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" may
add the following line in their /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main

After adding this, perform an update and install the package libreoffice
from the squeeze-backports suite using the package management software of
your choice (e.g. apt-get update ; apt-get install -t squeeze-backports
libreoffice). Previously installed OpenOffice.org packages should be
uninstalled automatically. Depending on the used desktop environment, you
might also have to install the libeoffice-gtk, libreoffice-gnome or
libreoffice-kde packages.

More information on backports can be found on the backports.debian.org
webpage at http://backports-master.debian.org/.

About LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free software office suite developed by The Document
Foundation as a fork of OpenOffice.org.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <address@hidden>.

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