Warpstock 2003 in San Francisco, taking place the weekend of October 18th, will
host an important presentation previewing the newly announced support for OpenOffice.org
on OS/2 and eCS. Here's the background info.
Serenity Systems, NorthLAN Solutions, and Innotek Systemberatung recently
concluded an agreement to, "make OpenOffice.org support available to OS/2 users".
While complete details of this agreement remain confidential, we do know that Innotek
will be doing the development and that Serenity will offer the product to end users
through its reseller channel.
Innotek's Oliver Stein will be making a presentation at Warpstock
2003 during which he will demo the code, tell us what OpenOffice.org is, and what
the OS/2 specifics are. He'll also be covering the results of their first tests
(" ... the performance will be really impressive.") and how Innotek's
great font engine can be used to get the best possible WSIWYG on-screen display.
Oliver will also be clarifying the timings of expected beta and General Availability
roll-outs of this exciting new choice for OS/2 and eCS office productivity software
Warpstock 2003 will be at the Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport
the weekend of October 18th and 19th. Remember, both discounted Warpstock registration
and Doubletree hotel room rates are only available through Thursday, September 25th.
So, save yourself some money! Register for Warpstock and make your room reservations
San Francisco Airport's homepage
The hotel's direct number is 1-650-344-5500. Their FAX number is 1-650-340-8851.
reservations URL for making Warpstock 2003 room reservations
Finally, Early Bird Pricing of only $99 for both days, for Warpstock
itself, also ends Thursday. Friday that rate goes up to $140! Think of it as getting
the Social, a $50 cost, for nearly free! So, save yourself save some money and register
Here's some further background info on OpenOffice.org and Innotek!
OpenOffice.org, web site home of the OpenOffice.org project, says,
"OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project. The product is
a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications,
such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program,
with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites'. Sophisticated
and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats,
including those of Microsoft Office.
"Available in 25 languages with more being constantly added by
the community. OpenOffice.org runs stably and natively on Solaris, Linux (including
PPC Linux), and Windows. Additional ports, such as for FreeBSD, IRIX, and Mac OS
X, are in various stages of completion." We can now add OS/2 and eCS to that
Innotek has demonstrated its expertise in this area with various projects
including updated Adobe Acrobat and updated Java support for OS/2 users. Read the
Serenity Systems press release on this new development at: <http://www.ecomstation.com/>
Warpstock, Inc., is a North Carolina corporation. The Warpstock annual
conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the
world for the purpose of education and advocacy. More information is available at
the Warpstock web site : http://www.warpstock.org