Posted by Martin Iturbide - Sunday, 18 January 2009

Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV are pleased to announce the first public beta of OpenOffice.org 3.1 for eComStation and OS/2.

It is available to anyone with an active OpenOffice.org Support Agreement for eComStation and OS/2, via their download-area at the Mensys Online Shop, http://www.mensys.net/login/ This release is a developer build based on the current DEV300 m38 milestone trunk.

** Features **

Support for Microsoft Office Open XML (OOXML/DOCX) file format.
Support for XWP/eWPS sliding menu hilite (requires XWorkPlace 1.0.8 or
eCS 2.0 RC4)
Support for clipboard bitmap formats and unicode text.
Support for mouse wheel.
Support for WPS integration via seperate package (OOoWPS102.WPI)
Support for the FreeType2 (FT2) font engine for improved text rendering.

QUICKSTART: quickstart has been implemented for eComStation and OS/2; when enabled in OOo option dialogs, a shadow of your quickstart WPS icon object will be created in the startup folder.

NLS: This beta version is only released in the English language.

EMAIL: e-mail related settings are now supported, you can email your current document, but only ThunderBird is supported. To enable this feature, the Internet Application Integration tool must be installed and configured for your email client. In OOo options, Internet settings, set email program field to 'thunderbird'; full path for executable and directories will be taken from your INI files (IAI settings).

WEB: the default OS/2 browser will be used for opening web pages. To enable this feature, the Internet Application Integration tool must be installed and configured for your browser.