This isn't a about real download, in that is about an file you should go get to use to do your work with, yet - just a test download - but it is the first published binary with the new OpenOffice.org look to it.
This is the history of downloads for a particular Win 7 desktop installation - one of the free binary MS put out last year - as a teaser, and beta test I'd say...also, guess the time is at hand as whether to cough up some dough to the boys in Redmond or not....
Anyhow - the picture...notice a little change to the icon denoting the developers snapshot build (again this is not a release for people to USE for real work, just for testing) but turns out the changes in Look, if not feel, brought on by the Oracle purchase comes with this pending bug fix release, 3.2.1.
It's tucked up there in the upper right hand corner of the install dialog.
The full changes to the overall look are not fully evident until the installation finishes, and the dialog gives the all clear to proceed.
- I rather like it actually, the colors and the subtle change to the sea gulls works for me
As you will see in a moment the app's Start Center screen gets quite a little change in tone and tenor also.
Well, there we have it then.
Clean and fresh
Hoping that this will be a clean fresh place, proving furtile soil for new ideas to take shape and blossom
I was a bit surprised, though probably should not have been, to see the changes to the OS integration pieces. Specifically, the application launch icons.
So - it looks nice, I can't get the darn odf icons to integrate into either XP or Win 7 with this build, but it is a dev snapshot and they specifically try to make that difficult - SO - when folks volunteer to test a build like this, they install it, and don't think about it, it won't reset all the file default application mappings to a NOT FOR REAL USE test build.
Now off to use it for what it was intended for, testing