StarOffice 6.1 Set for Beta Testing

On March 3, Sun will begin beta testing the 6.1 release of StarOffice, the company's office productivity suite based on OpenOffice.org. The 6.1 Beta program will last through May 2, 2003 and a beta refresh will follow until July 7, 2003.

"This program is designed to allow users to utilize the full functionality of StarOffice while helping to improve on usability and quality of our products," said Sun.

Sun is looking for three types of testers for the StarOffice 6.1 Beta program: Small to medium enterprise users, developers and systems administrators, and general public testers. Enterprise testers will be asked to utilize enhanced features designed for businesses, while developers will be expected to test the StarOffice Development Kit and Configuration Manager.

Applications to test StarOffice 6.1 Beta are currently being accepted via Sun's Web site. Those selected for the test will receive an e-mail containing download instructions for Beta 1 and additional information on the program.

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