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2011/05/06

LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 4 available

Filed under: Announcements — Florian Effenberger @ 22:21

Dear Community,

The Document Foundation is happy to announce the fourth beta release of LibreOffice 3.4. The upcoming 3.4 will be the second major release of the LibreOffice project, and comes with many exciting new features. Please be aware that LibreOffice 3.4 Beta4 is not yet ready for production use, you should continue to use LibreOffice 3.3.2 for that.

The beta release is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X from our QA builds download page at

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/pre-releases/

A list of new features specific to LibreOffice is to be found here:

http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.4

Should you find bugs, please report them to the FreeDesktop Bugzilla:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org

For other ways to get involved with this exciting project – you can e.g. contribute code:

https://www.libreoffice.org/get-involved/developers/

translate LibreOffice to your language:

http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Translation_for_3.4

or help with funding our foundation:

http://challenge.documentfoundation.org/

A list of known issues with 3.4 Beta4 is available from our wiki:

http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/3.4/beta4

Please find the list of changes against LibreOffice 3.4 Beta3 here:

http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/src/bugfixes-libreoffice-3-4-release-3.3.99.4.log

Let us close again with a BIG Thank You! to all of you having contributed to the LibreOffice project – this release would not have been possible without your help.

Yours,
The Steering Committee of The Document Foundation

18 Comments

  1. I didn’t create an account on Bugzilla for this but LibreOffice 3.4 beta 4 has a problem in localizing “Pivot Table” into french, which can be really confusing. The translation should be “Tableaux croisés dynamiques” and not “Table de pilote” (meaning nothing). Hope it gets fixed.
    Great work, looking forward to this wonderful release.
    Thank you all !

    Comment by MacLocal — 2011/05/07 @ 10:02

  2. Well done! Thank you for all the hard work, and I hope that the support from the open source community will continue! Here’s to many years of free office software.

    Comment by Etienne Snyman — 2011/05/07 @ 11:45

    • Etienne:

      To fix the slow start up, there’s a tweak that’s available. When you start OO, and it has Text document, spreadsheet, etc. on the screen. Click on:

      Tools/options/memory

      Then in all the fields, reduce this to as far as you wish: Mine is like this:

      Number of steps: 5
      Graphics Cache:
      used for LibreOffice: 5
      Memory per object 1
      Memory per object: 1
      remove from meory after: 00:01
      Cache for inserted objects:
      number of objects: 5

      Then watch LO just snap on.

      This works so well, even a IBM Thinkpad T23 (512 megs memory, 900mhz system) with linux, starts very, very quickly.

      – Kc

      Comment by Kevin C. redden — 2011/06/02 @ 00:33

      • I goofed! It went to Vicki below your post.

        – Kc

        Comment by Kevin C. redden — 2011/06/02 @ 00:35

  3. The breakthrough will happen only when these two issues will be solved:
    1. slow start-up and overall slow behavior, and
    2. lack of update tool forcing to download the entire executable every time for an update!

    Comment by vicki — 2011/05/07 @ 19:54

    • Vicki:

      To fix the slow start up, there’s a tweak that’s available. When you start OO, and it has Text document, spreadsheet, etc. on the screen. Click on:

      Tools/options/memory

      Then in all the fields, reduce this to as far as you wish: Mine is like this:

      Number of steps: 5
      Graphics Cache:
      used for LibreOffice: 5
      Memory per object 1
      Memory per object: 1
      remove from meory after: 00:01
      Cache for inserted objects:
      number of objects: 5

      Then watch LO just snap on.

      This works so well, even a IBM Thinkpad T23 (512 megs memory, 900mhz system) with linux, starts very, very quickly.

      – Kc

      Comment by Kevin C. redden — 2011/06/02 @ 00:35

  4. The breakthrough will happen only when these two issues will be solved:
    1. slow start-up and overall slow behavior

    especially on computers that are made ​​4-5 years ago!!!
    I think users are waiting for this, so should not rush to release a new version before that issue will be solved

    Thank you for your work!

    Comment by TestUser — 2011/05/08 @ 00:40

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  7. Mac OS X version:

    Blocking upper case text and selecting change to lower case causes beta 4 to crash.

    Also, selecting print comments at end of page in print options does not work (also in previous versions).

    Comment by Peter — 2011/05/09 @ 07:00

  8. Still having the same issue as in BETA 3.

    dpkg: error processing libobasis3.4-core01_3.4.0-103_i386.deb (–install):
    trying to overwrite ‘/opt/libreoffice/LICENSE.odt’, which is also in
    package libobasis3.3-core01 3.3.2-19
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

    OS: Linux Mint Debian Edition 32 bit.

    Comment by kneekoo — 2011/05/09 @ 14:58

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  11. Are you ever planning on removing those ugly thick black insets around the document in the Linux versions.
    They make the application look outdated.

    Comment by pt — 2011/05/10 @ 09:53

  12. Are you planning on making a PPC version of the beta? I would like to test it please.

    Comment by farouk — 2011/05/10 @ 12:12

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  14. In would be nice if the Font Color button could off two different colors at the same time. If one is working in two different colored fonts it takes quite a number of steps to keep going back and forth to change the color. If the button allowed two choices one could simly click once to change the color.

    Comment by Cliff Richey — 2011/05/11 @ 02:08

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