The Document Foundation has announced that the final version for LibreOffice 4.0.1 RC2 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bugfixes and improvements.
According to The Document Foundation, starting with version 4.0.0, the LibreOffice installer files have a new naming scheme. The most important is that "LibO" is replaced by "LibreOffice" in the names – so if you uses scripts to download the packages, you will have them updated to the new schema.
The new LibreOffice 4.0.1 RC2 is a smaller update that the previous one, which could be a sign that another stable release is just around the corner. There is not information about how many release candidate will be available, but it won’t be too long now.
As a side note from the developers, the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 3.6, but not run simultaneously.
Highlights of LibreOffice 4.0.1 RC2:
• Basic EMF+ implementation has been done;
• Selected Glue Point is now highlighted;
• Firefox plugin is now recognized in LibO 3.6 (regression);
• Autofit Text breaks no longer breaks subscript / superscript in Impress;
• All the personal data is now imported, during install, from the /3 User Profile;
• Text width scaling is no longer broken in Impress and Draw;
• Libreoffice 4.0 no longer crashes in the LanguageTag constructor, when starting on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit;
• “Paste special” and “insert of Visio object: image” options are no longer invisible;
• It’s no longer impossible to fill text into Fields - Functions - Placeholder – text;
• The Spreadsheet now shows error bars;
• Charts are now plotted automatically.
Check out the official changelog for a complete list of updates and new features.
Download LibreOffice 4.0.1 RC2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.