Tombuntu 2.4 Released, Already Included in Ubuntu 8.04, productivity suite included in Ubuntu, just released version 2.4. 2.4 is a minor release, the last before version 3.0, but it includes plenty of new features and fixes. Ninja has a post with screenshots, and The official release notes detail every change and fix.

You may not realize (I didn’t until today) that 2.4 is in fact already included in Ubuntu 8.04 Beta. It’s not mentioned in the Ubuntu release notes, and the about window in still says version 2.3 except in the fine print:

Yes, it’s OpenOffice 2.4

[update] OpenOffice 2.4 final has been added to the Ubuntu 8.04 repositories. It should be updated automatically.

At this time, Ubuntu 8.04’s version is actually the second release candidate. I noticed that the new 3D slide transitions are not available in this version. I don’t think it will take long before the final release is added to the Ubuntu 8.04 repositories.

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How can I easily upgrade from 2.3? I tried apt-get install but it says I have the latest version.


2.4 is not yet available in the repos. You can get it from here
Or you could wait for a few more days till it arrives in repos for an upgrade.



You may notice the bottom line signed 1:2.4.0rc2

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