Apache Software Foundation just released the stable version for OpenOffice 3.4.0, which now goes under the name of Apache OpenOffice. It touts improved support for ODF, better graphics and performance improvements, which include a faster startup.
The new version of the suite supports the new ODF 1.2 encryption options and new spreadsheet functions. Documents encrypted with AES256 algorithm are now recognized and decrypted when the correct password is provided.
As far as graphics is concerned, the improvements refer to line caps, shear transformations and native support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
Chart viewing is better in the latest revision as it is driven by a new mechanism that increases speed, reduces memory usage and improves chart visualization in all visualizations, including PDF export and printing.
There is also a new regular expressions engine (ICU), which provides better standards compliance especially regarding Unicode, eliminates bugs in "Find and Replace" and speeds up the search process.
There is a full list of changes available on this page
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