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10 Dec 2012
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LibreOffice 3.6.4 for Windows, MacOS and Linux [28787]
Improving the overall quality and stability

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 3.6.4, for Windows, MacOS and Linux. This release is another step forward in the process of improving the overall quality and stability for any kind of deployment, on personal desktops or inside organizations and companies of any size.

LibreOffice 3.6.4 arrives a couple of weeks after the successful LiMux HackFest, where more than 30 developers have gathered to hack LibreOffice code and work on features and patches. One result is this video by Peter Baumgarten and Christian Lohmeier, showing how easy it is to build LibreOffice on your own to get involved in the project.
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09 Dec 2012
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The Document Foundation Announces 6-Day Marathon Testing of LibreOffice 4.0 [28793]
December 14 - December 19, 2012

The Document Foundation announces the LibreOffice 4.0 Test Marathon, running for six days from December 14 to 19. Users and supporters around the world will be testing the first beta of the upcoming LibreOffice 4.0, which is scheduled for release in February 2013. The LibreOffice community has organized various bug hunt sessions before, during which the many people involved found bugs and performed tests. This has contributed considerably to the overall quality of the product. By organizing this big Test Marathon early, the developers will be able to fix many bugs before the release candidates and the final version are made available.
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07 Dec 2012
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Triumph and disaster: Two migrations to OpenOffice [28789]
Simon Phipps Sorts Out the Experiences of Munich vs. Freiburg RE: Microsoft to LibreOffice

Simon Phipps analyzed a tale of two migrations -- Microsoft to LibreOffice. One resulted in a successful, cost-effective move; the other in a costly reversion to Word 2000. Freiburg, Germany was the site of the unhappy outcome; Munich the locale where things went right. Phipps speculates that Freiburg had one thing in mind: cost cutting -- an invitation to failure. Munich invested in training and securing freedom from proprietary constraints. Moreover, Munich's migration was categorical. Freiburg's was piecemeal, with some users opting out of the migration altogether. Phipps cautions against relying too heavily on the possibility of "interoperability" in productivity migrations.
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08 Nov 2012
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The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice Certified Developers [28391]
Appointees Peer-reviewed by Engineering Steering Committee

LibreOffice Certified Developers have been peer reviewed by the Engineering Steering Committee, which has appointed Bjoern Michaelsen, Jan Holesovsky and Stephan Bergmann to manage the certification process for developers. The newly certified developers include Bjoern Michaelsen (Canonical), Caolan McNamara (RedHat), Cedric Bosdonnat (SUSE), Christian Lohmaier (Volunteer), David Tardon (RedHat), Eike Rathke (RedHat), Eilidh McAdam (Lanedo), Fridrich Strba (SUSE), Jan Holesovsky (SUSE), Kohei Yoshida (SUSE), Lionel Elie Mamane (Volunteer), Lubos Lunak (SUSE), Markus Mohrhard (Volunteer), Michael Meeks (SUSE), Michael Stahl (RedHat), Petr Mladek (SUSE), Rene Engelhard (Volunteer), Stephan Bergmann (RedHat), Thorsten Behrens (SUSE), Timár András (SUSE) and Tor Lillqvist (SUSE).
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02 Nov 2012
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The Document Foundation Releases LibreOffice 3.6.3 [28301]
LibreOffice Is Becoming de facto Solution for Migrations to Free Office Suites

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 3.6.3, for Windows, MacOS and Linux. LibreOffice has quickly become the de facto standard for migrations to free office suites, including such entities as the City of Munich and the French Government, which are migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice; and the largest furniture manufacturer and retailer in Romania, with 1,000 Windows and GNU/Linux desktops. LibreOffice 3.6.3 is available for immediate download; extensions are also available.
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22 Oct 2012
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The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.5.7 [28123]
Probable Final Update for LibreOffice 3.5 Family

The Document Foundation, which released LibreOffice 3.6.2 in early October 2012, also released LibreOffice 3.5.7, likely the final version in the organization's 3.5 family, at its LiboCon gathering in Berlin. The Document Foundation says that 3.5.7 solves additional bugs and regressions, and offers stability improvements over LibreOffice 3.5.6. Users are urged to download the version and its extensions and to view the change logs, all of which are available online.
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