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    Old news: Open Office uploaded to contrib
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, September 04, 2002 – 12:17
    DebianThis is old news, but it has been included in this week’s DWN so its best if we mention it here too. On the 20th of August it was announced that OpenOffice.org packages had been uploaded to contrib. However this is no indication that the packages will enter the archive, they may be rejected by the ftpmasters following testing and examination. Therefore the packages are not yet available in the archive.
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    Subject: Well..
    Author: robot101
    Date: Thursday, 2002/09/05 – 21:23
    We announced the OpenOffice debs when they were first made available to download. We announced new versions of KDE and X debs when they were drawn to our attention. Nobody was drawing new OpenOffice debs to our attention.

    All I was saying in the comment was that I decided not to annouce something which was an internal change in Debian and would have no effect on end users until further action was taken. I would however have posted any article saying there were new versions of OpenOffice available as debs, or that they were available in incoming or unstable itself.

    Robster is a monkey

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    Subject: That explains it. Sorry for jumping to conclusions. 🙂
    Author: Tore Anderson
    Date: Friday, 2002/09/06 – 18:57
    I thought for a second there that you for some strange reason felt OOo was less important than KDE3/X4.2.

    Anyway, some of the things that is new and cool about these packages is for instance that they’re not just one huge package anymore, and that they actually have working dependencies, and that the maintainers feels that they’re good enough for inclusion in the official archive. Feel free to make a story about it if you want to. 🙂

    Tore Anderson

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