The about dialog reads OpenOffice.org 3.0 "beta" twice.
It looks like a beta. It smells and tastes like a beta, but is this really OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta? No. It's a development snapshot which is like an alpha version.
The real OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta is due April 30. You are welcome and encouraged to test any version to find and report bugs and to discover new features. The stable OpenOffice.org 3.0 release is still due September 2008.
Since I wrote about OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEV300_m3 a month ago, changes in DEV300_m7 include:
- Bug fixes
- Ability to install 3.0 development snapshot in parallel to 2.x on Windows
- Improvements to the window title bars
- Changing welcome center from blue to green
- Part of what is needed for PDF import
- An extension for publishing directly to a MediaWiki wiki such as Wikipedia
- Changes to support OpenDocument 1.2
DEV300_m9 adds a desktop start link on Windows.
Two other features available now I didn't mention earlier are:
- Interactive cropping of graphics
- Choice of number of slides when printing handouts in Impress