At 15:39 13.10.00 +0100, C. Hennessy wrote:
>Caolan McNamara wrote:
> > Hit slashdot about 10 minutes ago, suspect it got crushed like I predicted,
> > I have "the last compilable tarball" downloaded right now. If there
> > are people interested in looking at it and anyone has a suitably fast site
> > to host it then I can make that tarball available for download.
>>Any chance of seeing this on a mirror today ? esat.net would be a good one :-)
Well right now you should be able to download the tarball from this hideous
"exposing the internals of the akamai load balancing network" url
>And if not : can you give us a 5/6 line overview of what is in/out of
>the source code and how useable it currently is ?
Spellchecker is out, filters for old word processors are out and the
database backend is out. The unfortunate thing is that also the printing
engine for unix platforms is out. All of those components do not belong to
Sun/StarOffice so can't be released. Mail client is out, (its crap), think
thats about it, everything else is in (MSOffice filters are in). Usability,
hmm, well like any project in development I'd hardly recommend that redhat
starts shipping with a build from this source, but it should function
roughly correct for the most part, probably a few odd debugging message
flying up every now and then but if you can build it then you should have
something that works well enough to play with. You will need gcc 2.95.2.
Big win is that the single desktop thing is optional.
Herein are personal opinions, you'd want to be crazed to consider
these official positions of StarOffice/Sun or even vaguely congruent.
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