Today I decided to bite the bullet and install the new Lion OSX on my Macs. So far so good, however when you do the upgrade and if you use an Open Source Office software product, I suggest that you immediately open them after the installation of Lion and go through any recommended upgrades.
Java will most certainly need updating for Lion OSX, so if you are not prompted to install the latest version of Java when you open any of OpenOffice.org, NeoOffice or LibreOffice, then you should go and upgrade your Java manually by going here and downloading the latest version of Java for OSX Lion.
I took the precaution of installing the Java update first before opening any of the Office applications.
NeoOffice has an update that you will be prompted to install when you run it for the first time after the Lion upgrade. They do request that you donate $10 to support ongoing development in order to access this upgrade. Alternatively, you can keep running the old version, however there are obviously some concerns about running anything less than version 3.2 as in the NeoOffice website’s own words: “save your work often”! 8-|
I installed the Java update first, and then opened OOo, and all is OK so far. I will update this blog if there are any issues that I encounter.
After installing the Java update I opened LibreOffice and so far it is running fine. If there are any issues in the running of LibreOffice over the next few days, I’ll be sure to post an update to this site.
Update: There is additional information on Lion OSX Compatibility with your Office software here, if the above doesn’t help you.