LibreOffice 3.5.2

“Berlin, April 5, 2012 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.2, the third version of the 3.5 family, targeting private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.5.2 fixes an additional large number of the bugs identified by TDF QA experts and LibreOffice users worldwide.” Includes some nice graphs of community participation.

The growth of LibreOffice over Microsoft Office

LibreOffice after one and half-years as an open source office productivity suite has grown from being just a fork of OpenOffice.org (OOo) and emerged as an independent tool for those who prefer the openness and scope of work copyleft offers over claustrophobic copyright licenses and proprietary software. Following the game-changing split and backing by The […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5: “the best free office suite ever”

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5, the third major release of “the best free office suite ever”, which shows to end users the improvements derived from the development strategy adopted since September 2010. LibreOffice 3.5 derives from the combined effort of full time hackers – the largest group of experienced OOo code developers – and […]

The Document Foundation to be established in Berlin

The legal entity intended in its manifesto to own the assets and conduct the financial and legal affairs of the The Document Foundation, is to be established as a German Stiftung (foundation) in Berlin. The founder of the Stiftung, which will oversee the development of LibreOffice, will be the current interim legal entity, the non-profit […]

Download and Test LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 3

The Document Foundation announced yesterday, January 16th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Beta release of the upcoming LibreOffice 3.5 office suite. This news comes from the same press release received by Softpedia in January 16th, were The Document Foundation also announced LibreOffice 3.4.5. LibreOffice 3.5 will be the best free […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.5

The Internet, January 16, 2012 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.5, a new improved version of the award-winning free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux, solving a number of bugs and further improving the stability of the program. LibreOffice 3.4.5 represents the best choice for a free office suite for every user, […]

LibreOffice mega Christmas inteview

In many countries in the world, Christmas is celebrated as time of peace. In olden days, in the Northern hemisphere, it was the mid-winter celebration – looking towards the new light to come. Nowadays, sharing presents is a popular activity at Christmas time. So, let’s look at what presents LibreOffice has left under the tree… […]

European IT authorities want better OOXML in Libre/OpenOffice

IT authorities from Germany and Switzerland have announced that they are working together, under the auspices of the Open Source Business Alliance, to improve the way that LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org display and process OOXML-formatted documents. The authorities involved include the IT groups from the cities of Munich, Jena and Freiburg im Breisgau, the Swiss canton […]

LibreOffice 3.4.4 Is Now Available for Download

A few minutes ago, November 9th, The Document Foundation company proudly announced the fourth maintenance release of the LibreOffice 3.4 open source office suite software for Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms, bringing several bugfixes. LibreOffice 3.4.4 is here to fix some of the most-important bugs found by users in the previous releases. Fixes include bugs […]

New LibreOffice Extension Website Live

Have you heard about those great LibreOffice extensions but have had a problem locating them? Well, those extensions (and templates) are going to be easier to find now thanks to The Document Foundation’s new online repository. At http://extensions.libreoffice.org you can find extensions such as the Gallery of Danger Signs. This extension includes 400 clipart danger […]

LibreOffice Will Be Ported to iOS and Android

The Document Foundation proudly announced a few days ago, at the LibreOffice Conference 2011 event in Paris, that LibreOffice will be ported to the iOS and Android operating systems. As LibreOffice is an open source project, it can be easily ported to other operating systems were Java is supported, such as Android and Apple’s iOS, […]

A FOSS Success Story: LibreOffice Turns 1

It seems hard to believe it was just a year ago that LibreOffice was born, so ubiquitous and widely accepted is the software today. Yet it really was just 2010 when tensions were building about Oracle’s treatment of OpenOffice, ultimately prompting the Document Foundation to form and create the new fork that 25 million of […]

New fonts, unique features for LibreOffice DTP

Based on the excellent SIL Graphite font technology and Philipp H. Poll’s Libertine Open Fonts project, LibreOffice has got extraordinary DTP capabilities with the extended Graphite version of Linux Libertine and Biolinum font families. Now LibreOffice supports new bold and semibold font variants, true size variants, combining diacritics (a basic requirement for several languages and […]

LibreOffice reaches it first birthday

It is now one year since the Document Foundation was created and LibreOffice forked from OpenOffice. On 28 September 2010 much of the community of the OpenOffice project split away from the control of the main sponsor Oracle to develop a free open source suite under the auspices of the newly created Document Foundation. Support […]

LibreOffice 3.3 – One of the Finest Things Open Source

For quite some time, I’d been a fan of Sun’s OpenOffice suite, after having decided to live life open source! Though, less powerful than the Microsoft Office series, OpenOffice was decent enough for all my needs. I could open files at will, whether .docx, .doc or otherwise and perform the basic operations that defined the […]

Public beta for LibreOffice extensions repository

The LibreOffice developers and the Document Foundation have announced a public beta of the extension and template repositories for LibreOffice. The Document Foundation Steering Committee member Florian Effenberger explained that, “At the moment, there is no reliable and stable source for downloading these handy add-ons”, and the new repositories would provide a solution. The extensions […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.3

The Internet, August 31, 2011 – The Document Foundation (TDF) maintains the speedy pace of LibreOffice development with the announcement of version 3.4.3, intended for enterprise deployments. The new release arrives two weeks after version 3.3.4 (intended for more-conservative users) and one month after the previous release of the 3.4 family, which provides a larger […]

25,000 Danish hospital staff to move to LibreOffice

A group of thirteen Copenhagen hospitals and their almost 25,000 workers will, over the next year, move to using LibreOffice, the community maintained and developed fork of the OpenOffice.org office suite. The plan, reported by OSOR.EU, is being embarked upon for “long term strategic reasons” and aims to save around 5.3 million euros in proprietary […]

First LibreOffice user research survey closed

The first user research survey for LibreOffice has just been closed. About 5400 participants exceeded our hopes and expectations by far. A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated! This success shows us that the LibreOffice users are more than interested in giving feedback. They want to take part in the further improvement of LibreOffice. […]

LibreOffice Developer Glimpse Proves Balance

Florian Effenberger recently posted statistics of the number of developers contributing to the LibreOffice project. Several months ago, Cedric Bosdonnat offered data on the number of contribution and contributors from the various sources. While Effenberger’s post provides much less detail, it still provides a glimpse into the composition of the growing community. According to commit […]