Tue, 28 Sep 2004

As a followup to my last post, I finally found, downloaded, and ran the newest OOo builds, and I have to say I’m impressed- OOo now seems to launch nearly as fast as gnumeric does, and it actually seems to be doing some theme-matching magic by default. Icons still look like they were drawn in the 80s, and the theming and impress code still have some bad bugs, but that’s what you get for early beta. It is sad that I had to download the program to find it out, though- OOo should be screaming the performance gains from the mountaintops, and now, not waiting for the 2.0 release (still months away) to do that.