LibreOffice 3.4.2 is "enterprise ready"
The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the release of version 3.4.2 of the open source LibreOffice office suite. According to TDF Steering Committee member Italo Vignoli, the third release in the 3.4.x branch of LibreOffice is now ready for both individuals and enterprises; version 3.4.0 and 3.4.1 were aimed at power users and early adopters, and were not recommended for production use.
Source: The Document Foundation Vignoli says that 3.4.2 is the result of the "combined activity of 300 contributors having made more than 23,000 commits, with the addition, deletion or modification of around five million lines of code". SUSE and Oracle have each provided approximately 25% of the total commits. New individual volunteers accounted for another 25%, while 20% came from RedHat; the remaining contributions came from Canonical and other companies.
The developers note that the final version of 3.4.2 is "bit-for-bit identical to the 3.4.2 Release Candidate 3"; users already running RC3 do not need to download or re-install. Version 3.4.3 is scheduled to arrive "by the end of August" and will include stability improvements and security fixes.
Further information about the release, including a full list of new features, can be found in the release notes, on the 3.4 New Features and Fixes page and in a post on The Document Foundation Blog. LibreOffice 3.4.2 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from the project's site. LibreOffice source code is licensed under version 3 of the LGPL.
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