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Sunday November 18, 2018

Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6

18 November 2018 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English dictionary. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 or earlier are advised to upgrade.

Main improvements include:

* Fixed bugs which caused improper handling (crashes) when using Microsoft Drawing Binary File format
* Updated OpenSSL to version 0.9.8zh
* Updated curl library used from version 7.19.7 to 7.61.1
* Save As ... Docbook now works correctly for Windows 7 and Windows 10
* Updated logos

The complete overview is available as list in Bugzilla.

Details of this release are described in the Release Notes.

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see the download webpage.

Those interested can also download the source code.

You are encouraged to subscribe to the Apache OpenOffice announcement mailing list to receive important notifications such as product updates and security patches. To subscribe you can send an email to: announce-subscribe-AT-openoffice.apache-DOT-org.

Follow Apache OpenOffice:
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Saturday December 30, 2017

Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5

30 December 2017 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English dictionary. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 or earlier are advised to upgrade.

Main improvements include:

* BZ 127568 Diagrams become corrupt (not retrievable) when Calc document is saved
* BZ 127580 Fix for Issue 127568 created a new bug in Base
* BZ 127581 Writer crashes after copying all content
* BZ 127621 Update English dictionary to version 2017.11.01

The complete overview is available as list in Bugzilla.

Details of this release are described in the Release Notes.

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see the download webpage.

Those interested can also download the source code.

You are encouraged to subscribe to the Apache OpenOffice announcement mailing list to receive important notifications such as product updates and security patches. To subscribe you can send an email to: announce-subscribe-AT-openoffice.apache-DOT-org.

Follow Apache OpenOffice:
Twitter   https://twitter.com/apacheoo
Facebook   http://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO
Google+   https://plus.google.com/u/0/+openoffice
YouTube   https://www.youtube.com/c/openoffice/
Mail   https://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html

Thursday October 19, 2017

Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4

19 October 2017 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes, security fixes, updated dictionaries, and build fixes. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 or earlier are advised to upgrade.

Main improvements include:

* BZ 119208 Cannot select a different icon set (menu "Tools - Options - View").
* BZ 125147 Crash when applying a style to a new text document.
* BZ 127176 Different installed Java Runtime Environment cannot be selected (menu "Tools - Options - Java").
* BZ 127553 Update links doesn't work for sections in 4.1.4-RC4

The complete overview is available as list in Bugzilla.

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see the download webpage.

Details of new features and enhancements in this release are described in the Release Notes.

Those interested can also download the source code.

You are encouraged to subscribe to the Apache OpenOffice announcement mailing list to receive important notifications such as product updates and security patches. To subscribe you can send an email to: announce-subscribe-AT-openoffice.apache-DOT-org.

Follow Apache OpenOffice:
Twitter   https://twitter.com/apacheoo
Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO
Google+   https://plus.google.com/u/0/114598373874764163668/posts
E-mail    https://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3

12 October 2016 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3, now available in 41 languages on Windows, OS X and Linux.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes, security fixes, updated dictionaries, and build fixes. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 or earlier are advised to upgrade.

Main improvements include:

  • Key security vulnerability fixes
  • Support for new language dictionaries 
  • Numerous bug fixes, including installer and database support on OS X 
  • Enhancements to the build tools (for developers)

A complete list of the issues fixed in this release can be found at https://s.apache.org/t0wh

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see: http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Details of new features and enhancements in this release are described in th Release Notes.

Those interested in the source code can download it at http://s.apache.org/Bsr.

You are encouraged to subscribe to the Apache OpenOffice announcement mailing list to receive important notifications such as product updates and security patches.  To subscribe you can send an email to:  announce-subscribe-AT-openoffice.apache-DOT-org.

You can also follow the project on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Stop the lazy season, start changing

Keep calm and embrace change

It's time to write about new things that happen here in the Apache OpenOffice project.

At first, we want to let you know about new releases. The first will be the bugfix release 4.1.3 that will tie in directly with the current version. It's already in the cooking pot but needs some tasing and refinement before we will serve it. The next will then be the follow-up release 4.1.4 with further fixes.

When you now think "hm, only fixed bugs? Nice, but what about more?" then please be patient. We are also planning a release afterwards with more changes. As these are not finally certain - number as well as size - even the version number is not yet written in stone.

More news will follow. But this needs further blog posts.

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Wednesday October 28, 2015

Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

28 October 2015 - The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.1.2. You can download it from the official website http://www.openoffice.org/download

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 brings stability fixes, bug fixes and enhancements. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 or earlier are advised to upgrade.

Main improvements include:

  • Bug fixes in Writer, Calc, Impress/Draw, Base.
  • Better WebDAV and file locking support: OpenOffice is now able to properly interact with Microsoft Sharepoint. These enhancements were funded, and contributed upstream, by the Emilia-Romagna regional administration (Italy), where OpenOffice was adopted a few years ago.
  • Redesign of the PDF export dialog for better usability on small laptop screens.
  • Updates of underlying libraries, for better performance and increased security.
  • Security vulnerability fixes, with details eventually disclosed at the security announcements page.

A complete list of the issues fixed in this release can be found at http://s.apache.org/9uI

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see: http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Details of new features and enhancements in this release are described in the Release Notes.

Those interested in the source code can download it at http://s.apache.org/Bsr.

You are encouraged to subscribe to the Apache OpenOffice announcement mailing list to receive important notifications such as product updates and security patches.  To subscribe you can send an email to:  announce-subscribe-AT-openoffice.apache-DOT-org.

You can also follow the project on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

The OpenOffice community dedicates version 4.1.2 to the memory of Ian Lynch, a member of the OpenOffice Project Management Committee and a key contributor to marketing and education efforts, who passed away earlier this year.


Sunday September 27, 2015

Coming soon... Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

A new OpenOffice update, version 4.1.2, has been in preparation for a while. Born as a simple bugfix release, it became an occasion for some deep restructuring in the project: several processes have now been streamlined (and some are still in the works), new people are on board and infrastructure has been improved.

Now the wait is almost over, and we are approaching the final phases before the 4.1.2 release. But we still need help with some non-development tasks, like QA and final preparations (press release, release notes and their translation).

 OpenOffice is driven exclusively by volunteers, and everyone is welcome to volunteer. See https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1.2 for a list of opportunities and please contact our main development mailing list if interested.

Here's a quick summary of where we are at the moment.

Code and building

Most of the code changes for OpenOffice 4.1.2 have already been integrated. Dozens of old and new developers contributed in recent weeks.

For users, improvements are expected in stability (fixes in all modules: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base), Microsoft interoperability (Sharepoint) and documents import.

For developers, OpenOffice 4.1.2 is designed to be easier to build on modern systems and on non-mainstream systems, thus respecting the Apache OpenOffice mission of providing a solid codebase that people can adapt and customize.

Quality Assurance

We welcome testers for bugfixes. If you can volunteer some time, helping is easy: you will have to download one of our development builds, you will receive a short list of bugs from our bug tracking system and be asked to verify that they are fixed. It is especially important for us to get coverage of all operating systems (so not only Windows, but Mac OS X and Linux too) and all languages (a few bugs are to be checked by native Chinese-Japanese-Korean speakers).

In order to help, please read http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-qa.html  and contact our QA list as explained there.

Release preparation

We already have volunteers for the main tasks, such as updating the website and preparing the Release Notes. But we could use more help, at due time, for translations of Release Notes and press releases. Please contact our main development mailing list if interested.

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