A few minutes ago, August 1st, The Document Foundation company announced the second maintenance release of the LibreOffice 3.4 open source office suite software for Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms, bringing several bugfixes.LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes some important bugs found in previous releases, which makes it ready to be deployed for production needs on enterprise environments.
LibreOffice 3.4.2 is available for download now (see download links at the end of the article), for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. It is much stable than the previous versions and everyone is encourage to update.
"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."- says Italo Vignoli in the press release.
Highlights of LibreOffice 3.4.2:
· ability to work with and import SVG files;
· import filter for Lotus Word Pro documents;
· import filter for Microsoft Works documents;
· easily format title pages and numbering in LibreOffice Writer;
· enhanced Navigator Tool in LibreOffice Writer;
· better ergonomics for cell and sheet management in LibreOffice Calc;
· PDF import support;
· slide-show presenter console;
· better report builder;
· comes bundled with lots of great extensions.
The Document Fundation community and LibreOffice developers will gather in Paris, France, for the first LibreOffice Conference, an event that will take place between October 12th and October 15th. For more information please check the official page.
Download LibreOffice 3.4.2 sources and Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva binary packages right now from Softpedia.
Download LibreOffice 3.4.2 executable for Windows right now from Softpedia.
Download LibreOffice 3.4.2 packages for Macintosh right now from Softpedia.