Archive for December, 2015

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 GA for OS/2 released


Bitwiseworks has just released a new Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 for OS/2. This is an update release with several enhancements and fixes. Check the official Release Notes for Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 for more information, for the OS/2 port check the included readme_aoo.txt.

OpenOffice 4.1.2 for OS/2 is available for the following languanges:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

The packaging has changed in this version, every language version is now a base package with the the language pack included, just if you need an additional language then it is required to install the corresponding language pack.

All files can be found on this dropbox folder. The dropbox folder needs a password: bww The download is free but please make a donation for bww bitwise works to support the development of this port.



Firefox ESR 38 for OS/2: target release in december

Time goes by and the next release of Firefox is still not ready. The reason for that was a delay of work on required fixes and the recent work on the font code to replace the old one. A prerequisite for this to work was to update and fix a bunch of required libs: fontconfig, libtool, glib, freetype2, harfbuzzm, cairo, pixman and pango. All this is required to get a current font code in the codebase working like it is for other platforms. There has been a big progress on all new lib code but some work on the rendering is still required as a current build won’t render any characters correctly. In case the work on the code continues without big delays then a public build release in december or january should be possible.

Firefox ESR nightly OS/2 preview november 2015

Firefox ESR nightly OS/2 preview november 2015