Proposed F19 Feature: Apache OpenOffice

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Wed Jan 30 13:22:35 UTC 2013

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On 01/30/2013 07:44 AM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> = Features/ApacheOpenOffice = 
> Feature owner(s): Andrea Pescetti <pescetti at>
> Add Apache OpenOffice, the free productivity suite, to Fedora.
> == Detailed description == Apache OpenOffice (formerly
> is the the leading free and open- source office
> software suite.
> Donated by Oracle to the Apache Software Foundation in 2011, it is
> now developed and supported by a thriving community; it graduated
> from the Apache Incubator in October 2012 and it is now an Apache
> Top-Level Project.
> Two new versions, 3.4.0 and 3.4.1, were released in the last 8
> months and a major update, 4.0, is in the works and scheduled for
> April 2012. Versions 3.4.0 and 3.4.1 totalled 35 million downloads
> so far (not counting mirrors).
> To be clear, this proposal is about merely adding Apache
> OpenOffice: it doesn't affect existing office suites included in
> Fedora and it doesn't require that Apache OpenOffice is made the
> default office suite in Fedora.

Given that OpenOffice and LibreOffice share a common history (and not
that far back), are there going to be any efforts made to allow them
to be parallel-installable on the system, or will they be
fully-fledged Conflicts: packages?

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