Linked by lemur2 on Mon 8th Aug 2011 22:12 UTC
Features, Office 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, and can be used for production.
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The Best Thing that Happened
by Peter Besenbruch on Mon 8th Aug 2011 23:04 UTC
Peter Besenbruch
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2006-03-13

The fork of OpenOffice was a good thing for those who switched to LibreOffice. OpenOffice remains frozen with an incompletely released version 3.3. While I assume IBM is facilitating some development, Oracle clearly isn't, as there are no newer release candidates on the OpenOffice site.

Meanwhile LibreOffice cleans up the code and adds features at a great pace. In particular, I appreciate the improved file format support, and the better on-screen display for some fonts, such as Free Serif.

I really appreciate all this effort, and think it is marvelous that so many new people are helping out.

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