Release Notes

LibreOffice 4.3.4 (2014-11-14) - Fresh Branch

This is the fifth release from the 4.3 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. This version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come.

General notes on features and enhancements are contained in this release. For a detailed list, please check our complete release notes here

The following notes apply:

  • This release is bit-identical to 4.3.4 Release Candidate 1 — you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.
  • This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here.
  • Impress remote is no longer enabled by default. Go to Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Impress ▸ General and check [x] Enable remote control to enable it.
  • default sorting behavior/updating references has been changed back to old behavior, see bug#81309 and bug#85490 for details

General notes/notes from the 4.3 line:

  • Mac version doesn't bundle the MediaWiki extension.
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer.
  • Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
  • For Windows users that have Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice; we advise to use OpenJDK instead.
  • Some menu entries have changed or been added. If something appears to be missing, that may be due to the use of customized menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.

 

 

LibreOffice 4.2.7 (2014-10-30) - Still Branch

This is the eigth and final release from the 4.2 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements.
It is the sixth bugfix release, and is suitable for all users.

The following notes apply:

  • This release is is bit-identical to 4.2.7 Release Candidate 2 — you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already
  • This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here.
  • Impress remote is no longer enabled by default. Go to Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Impress ▸ General and check [x] Enable remote control to enable it.
  • Sorting behavior /updating references after sort did change significantly, see bug#81309 and bug#85490 for details

General notes/notes from earlier versions from the 4.2 line that still apply:

  • The ReferenceOOoMajorMinor version (used for Version checks when installing Extensions) has been updated to 4.1 to align with changes imported from AOO for LibreOffice 4.2.0.
  • Saving to old and proprietary OOo/StarOffice fileformats has been removed (fdo#74979)
  • Mac version doesn't bundle the mediawiki extension
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer.
  • Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
  • For Windows users that have Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.
  • Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customized menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.

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