has released the first developer build of OpenOffice 1.0.

The group's been working since WWDC 2002 to bring its suite of office applications to the Mac. The solution still requires further development. At present it can save files, and print to PostScript printers.

Much of the core code was released to the group by Sun at WWDC 2002. The office suite offers vital productivity applications, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing programs. A full version is already available for many platforms.

Sun caused consternation when it ceased development of its Sun StarOffice for Mac OS, but the decision to press for an OS X port stands the company in good light, according to industry analysts.

Sun's says: “The open-source community now has Sun's contribution to the port, giving it a massive head start which, when built upon, will result in a version of OpenOffice for Mac OS X 10.0.x.”