Tuesday, August 2, 2011

LibreOffice 3.4.2 Released, Now Stable Enough for Enterprise Users

Third release in the 3.4.x branch of LibreOffice has been released which now focuses both individuals and enterprises for productivity purposes whereas the previous two releases were focusing power users and were not meant for production.


As quoted by The Document Foundation Steering Committee member Italo Vignoli:

"LibreOffice 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. The developer community is well balanced between company-sponsored contributors and independent community volunteers: Oracle and SUSE have each provided around 25% of the commits, with a further 25% coming from community volunteers new to the project since our inception, and with a further 20% from RedHat. The remaining commits came from a combination of pre-TDF contributors, Canonical developers, and organizations like Bobiciel, CodeThink, Lanedo, SIL, and Tata Consultancy Services."

This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 3.4.2 Release Candidate 3, so you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.

Take a look at release notes here:

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/#LO342

Ubuntu Installation

LibreOffice 3.4.x isn't available via a PPA and needs to be downloaded from the LibreOffice website. You can download the .deb packages for both x86 and x64 Ubuntu here:

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

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