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07 Apr 2017
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The Document Foundation releases LibreOffice 5.3.2 [62202]
The Document Foundation, April 7th 2017

The Document Foundation (TDF) releases LibreOffice 5.3.2, the 2nd minor release of the LibreOffice 5.3 family, focused on bleeding edge features, and as such targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters, and power users. LibreOffice 5.3.2 integrates over 50 patches, with a large number of fixes related to RTF and DOCX documents.

For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.2.6, with the backing of professional support by certified professionals
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16 Mar 2017
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Libreoffice 5.3 Office Suite Gets First Point Release With 100 Improvements [61508]
Softpedia, March 16th, 2017

"LibreOffice 5.3.1 comes one and a half months after the release of LibreOffice 5.3, a major branch that introduced exciting new features for users of the popular office suite. These include the experimental MUFFIN user interface with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI, as well as the first source release of LibreOffice Online.

During these past six weeks, LibreOffice 5.3.1 received two Release Candidate (RC) development versions, which fix about 100 bugs and regressions that have been either discovered by the LibreOffice developers/contributors or reported by users from the previous version..."
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09 Feb 2017
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LibreOffice 5.3: A week in stats [60511]
The Document Foundation, February 9th, 2017

Mike Saunders blogs," We announced LibreOffice 5.3 one week ago, and a lot has happened in the meantime! Here's a summary of downloads, web page views, social media activity and other statistics. We've also compared these to the LibreOffice 5.2 first week stats to see how the project and community is progressing..."

  • 410,472 downloads of LibreOffice 5.3
  • 378,719 unique visitors to our website
  • 3,293 donations to The Document Foundation

Read on for details.
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03 Feb 2017
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Libreoffice 5.3 Upgrade Brings Open-Source Office Suite To The Cloud [60220]
eWeek, February 3rd, 2017

"The open-source LibreOffice office application suite has been improving steadily since 2010, when it was forked from the Oracle OpenOffice suite. The latest incremental milestone is LibreOffice version 5.3, released Feb. 1 and providing users with new features and improved performance. LibreOffice bundles multiple applications including the Writer Document, Calc Spreadsheet, Impress Presentation, Draw, Math Formula and Base Database. Among the numerous feature updates in Writer are new PDF document-handling capabilities that enable users to import and digitally sign existing documents..."
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03 Feb 2017
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Libreoffice Vs. Microsoft Office: It'S A Format War [60222]
CIO, February 3rd, 2017

"Italo Vignoli, a co-founder of The Document Foundation, shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of LibreOffice.

Sun Microsystems was home to many critical open source projects including OpenOffice, MySQL, Java, and VirtualBox. When Oracle acquired Sun, members of these projects grew concerned about their projects. MySQL was forked, and the OpenOffice community created a body called The Document Foundation (TDF) to ensure the survival of the project.

However, Oracle was displeased about the formation of TDF and the ensuing conflict led to LibreOffice becoming a fork of OpenOffice. The first release of LibreOffice came in 2011. By 2012, TDF was registered as an organization in Germany..."
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26 Jan 2017
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LibreOffice 5.2.5 [60091]
The Document Foundation, January 26th, 2017

The Document Foundation (TDF) announced LibreOffice 5.2.5 "still", the fifth minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family. Based on the upcoming announcement of LibreOffice 5.3, all users are invited to update to LibreOffice 5.2.5 from LibreOffice 5.1.6 or previous versions.

TDF suggests deploying LibreOffice in large organizations, public administrations and enterprises with the backing of professional support by certified people.
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