As of August, 2019, we use GIT for version control. You can browse our repository using the "tree" view from gitbox in your web browser. The at provides useful information on how to download and build Apache OpenOffice.

The previous svn repository, now read only, using Apache Subversion for version control is still viewable in your web browser.

Currently, subversion is still used for the two OpenOffice web sites. See our Subversion Basics for more information on using subversion (svn) for the Apache OpenOffice project.

Getting the source code

Using GIT

Instructions provided in from can be used successfully to get a local copy of the complete source for Apache OpenOffice.

Using SVN (applies to code through July, 2019)

This will get you everything, including the language files:

svn co aoo

Including SVN overhead, this requires approximately 4 GB of storage.

Source archive of the latest release

An archive of the source for the latest release can be obtained from the Apache Software Foundation repository:

Browsing/Searching Source Code

We host an OpenGrok instance for our main repository areas.

Building and Running

See the Apache OpenOffice Building Guide page for an overview on building.

The Development Snapshots builds page, pre-release builds, also provide additional information on building.

Testing Developer Installation Sets

See Development Snapshot Builds: Full installation sets, pre-release builds, or Development Builds, nightly builds from the buildbots, for complete installation sets for available platforms.

Install developer builds to a new directory if you don't want to overwrite your existing Apache OpenOffice installation.

Code and Contribution Statistics

The Apache OpenOffice Gitbox site provides useful statistics on code contributions and changes.

Special Development Branches

For larger, extensive code modifications, specialized branches are created. These branches can also be found in our git repository.