LibreOffice 4.0.1 RC2 Is Out, Features Ubuntu 12.10 Crash Fix

The latest version of LibreOffice can be downloaded from Softpedia

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.

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