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19 October 2012, 10:47

LibreOffice 3.5.7 maintenance update released

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LibreOffice logo At the LibreOffice Conference, currently taking place in Berlin, The Document Foundation has released version 3.5.7 of its open source LibreOffice productivity suite, fixing more than 50 bugs. The seventh maintenance update to the 3.5.x branch corrects problems that caused the application to crash, including one that occurred when pasting data into more than one sheet in the Calc spreadsheet program. A number of bugs related to RTF and SmartArt import, ODF and DOC export, and program crashes when using tables were also fixed.

In the announcement blog post, Document Foundation director Italo Vignoli says that the new update will probably be the last version of the 3.5.x branch, as the developers will now shift their focus to 3.6.x and future versions. Version 3.6.0 of LibreOffice was released at the beginning of August, adding incremental fixes that improved overall performance and interoperability and introduced some new features. The current stable 3.6.x release is LibreOffice 3.6.2 from early October; the next update, version 3.6.3, is currently available as a first release candidate.

A full list of fixes and changes in the 3.5.7 release are provided in the RC1 and RC2 change logs. LibreOffice 3.5.7 can be downloaded from the project's site for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and is licensed under the LGPLv3.

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