OpenOffice is being ported to aqua so that Mac users can run OpenOffice without haveing to run X11.

The latest release is an alpha version and according to the download page:

“THIS SOFTWARE MAY CRASH AND MAY DESTROY YOUR DATA DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE FOR REAL WORK IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT.”

That is a pretty serious warning. and not only that but there are many known bugs:

  • You cannot print
  • PDF export does not properly work as thetext won’t show on the page right
  • Starting OpenOffice.org from a shared folder does not work
  • Copy and paste does not fully work
  • OpenOffice.org will crash after quitting
  • Some text is not drawn in places like Impress
  • Impress will not recognize multiple monitors

There are more bugs and you can read them at the download page.

OpenOffice.org for Mac OS X Download Page [via CrunchGear]