The Document Foundation Blog

2012/03/15

LibreOffice 3.5.1 provides additional security and stability

Filed under: Uncategorized — italovignoli @ 11:00

Berlin, March 15, 2012 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.1, the second version of the 3.5 family, targeting private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.5.1 fixes the majority of the most-important bugs identified by users and is expected to be appealing for most enterprises.

TDF encourages large organizations to deploy LibreOffice in conjunction with a support partner, who can assess specific requirements, help manage migration and provide bespoke fixes for identified issues. Purchasing LibreOffice support from a TDF partner provides enterprises with an indirect means to contribute financially to the project, to fund software development, to improve the stability and accelerate the growth.

“During the last month, the number of TDF hackers has overtaken the threshold of 400 code developers, with a large majority of independent volunteers and several companies paying full time hackers. In any case, the project is independent, as none of these companies employs more than 7% of the developers”, affirms Italo Vignoli, member of the Board of Directors. “Since September 2010, a monthly average of 20 new hackers has joined the project, attracted by the copyleft license, the lack of copyright assignment and a welcoming environment”.

LibreOffice 3.5.1 is available for immediate download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

Change logs are available at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/3.5.1/RC1 and http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/3.5.1/RC2.

About The Document Foundation (TDF)

The Document Foundation is an open, independent, self-governing, meritocratic organization, which builds on ten years of dedicated work by the OpenOffice.org Community. TDF was created in the belief that the culture born of an independent foundation brings out the best in corporate and volunteer contributors, and will deliver the best free office suite. TDF is open to any individual who agrees with its core values and contributes to its activities, and warmly welcomes corporate participation, e.g. by sponsoring individuals to work as equals alongside other contributors in the community. As of March 15, 2012, TDF has over 140 members and well over a thousand volunteers and contributors worldwide.

Media Contacts

Florian Effenberger (based near Munich, Germany, UTC+1)
E-mail: floeff@documentfoundation.org – Skype: floeff
Charles H. Schulz (based in Paris, France, UTC+1)
E-mail: charles.schulz@documentfoundation.org
Eliane Domingos de Sousa (based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UTC-3)
E-mail: elianedomingos@documentfoundation.org – Skype: elianedomingos
Italo Vignoli (based in Milan, Italy, UTC+1)
E-mail: italo.vignoli@documentfoundation.org – Skype: italovignoli
GTalk: italo.vignoli@gmail.com

Full contact details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/contact/.

43 Comments

  1. Very impressive graph. Would like to thank all you wonderful people & offer you my moral support.

    Comment by paul2012 — 2012/03/15 @ 18:56

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  4. Great job! Finally, there is going to be a full-featured open-source alternative to MS Office!

    Comment by Zoltan Zwysz — 2012/03/16 @ 15:19

  5. In LO 3.5* under Windows-7 64-bit Spell checking in polish version doesn’t work ;(

    Comment by Jan — 2012/03/16 @ 16:12

  6. LibreOffice is amazing! Thank you all for this wonderful office suite!

    Comment by Joe A. — 2012/03/16 @ 17:15

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  8. Mi scusi, signor Vignoli …

    But the LibreOffice Impress module… Ooooooppppsssss!

    Reinstalling 3.5.0… : P

    Comment by DrakoDrakkonis — 2012/03/16 @ 19:46

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  11. Major bugs on Impress : impossible to show images and to progress from slide to slide in full screen sideshow !
    Very annoying :(

    Comment by Olivier Martinez — 2012/03/17 @ 19:07

    • There is a workaround. You should disable hardware acceleration going to Tools/Options/View and unflagging “Use hardware acceleration”. Then restart LibreOffice. Next time, though, you should ask this kind of question on the user mailing list, as this is a blog and not a support tool.

      Comment by italovignoli — 2012/03/17 @ 19:47

      • Impress users are ignored when filing bugs and trying to interact with devs anyway so why bother?

        Comment by vlad — 2012/03/18 @ 11:23

      • Impress bugs should be filed on the system used by the developers. This is a blog, and not a bug filing system. In addition, bugs should be described in a way that makes them reproducible, as otherwise it is quite difficult to understand if they are bugs which happen on every system.

        Comment by italovignoli — 2012/03/18 @ 11:58

      • italovignoli, you illustrate the big problem with Libre Office bug handling right there. It is one way communication. You replied without even reading what I wrote – get out of robot mode man! I’m saying that posting Impress bugs at the proper bug tracker with detailed descriptions and steps to reproduce is close to useless because nothing happens.

        Comment by vlad — 2012/03/18 @ 22:43

      • What do you expect to happen? LibreOffice is a free software project and most people involved are volunteers, and things happen if you make them happen. We do not have robots, but people working on a volunteer basis during their spare time. Please be more respectful of volunteers, and more helpful. Shouting after people will not solve bugs, and will not increase the productivity of bug triagers.

        Comment by italovignoli — 2012/03/19 @ 01:38

      • I have respect and appreciation for volunteer work and I’m myself committed to cooperative spirit of FOSS and the commons. I volunteer at community services in my neighborhood when I can. While I’m no programmer I have filed Impress bug reports as carefully as I can including information on how to reproduce the bug. And then nothing happens. I know that there is no robot that will automatically do everything and that no one owes me anything. But there is still a problem. The problem is that a false impression is given by Libre Office/Document Foundation repeatedly. Why not instead admit that Impress is being sidelined as work continues on Writer and Calc and that bug reports for Impress are presently very likely to have no effect?

        Comment by vlad — 2012/03/19 @ 12:03

      • Because it is not true, at all. Impress is developed as much as the other modules, and the Impress maintainer is Thorsten Behrens, who is also a member of TDF Board of Directors. In fact, Impress has got its share of improvements with the last releases, and I am sure that bugs and regressions will be tackled as well. Sometimes, some of them require more time and efforts than others.

        Comment by italovignoli — 2012/03/19 @ 13:11

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  15. Just installed LibreOffice 3.5.1 over existing 3.5.0. After that it refuses to start. I uninstall and reinstall, still not working. Uninstall again and reinstall 3.5.0, not working too! What can I do now!!!

    Comment by hwtan — 2012/03/18 @ 10:18

    • hmm suspicious … What about other programs? Wonder is your OS is OK?

      I can confirm the latest version LibreOffice that is 3.5.1 works flawlessly on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

      As italovignoli said “Next time, though, you should ask this kind of question on the user mailing list, as this is a blog and not a support tool.”

      Comment by paul2012 — 2012/03/18 @ 12:12

      • I have done all you instructed but no joy.
        I have noticed that after uninstalling LibreOffice, there are still quite a number of entries related to LibreOffice in the Windows registry. Is there a utility programme that can remove all these entries? I have tried CCleaner, but the situation remains.
        How to do a totally 100% clean up so that I can reinstall LibreOffice?

        Comment by hwtan — 2012/03/22 @ 01:19

    • Are you running Windows? Try completely deleting the application and also delete the LibreOffice folder at this location: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming
      This will delete any leftover files like settings and such, these might be conflicting or corrupt for some reason.

      When you done that, try reïnstalling the latest version as usual.

      Comment by Bart Willemsen — 2012/03/18 @ 12:29

      • Sorry, I forgotten to state my OS. I am using Windows 7 64bit.
        I have tried all you mentioned. I have tried system restore and reinstall my 3.5.0 too. Now I suspect that it might be due to one of the extension, perhaps the Java 1.7.

        Comment by hwtan — 2012/03/19 @ 04:14

  16. “11. […] This is a blog, and not a bug filing system. In addition, bugs should be described in a way that makes them reproducible…”

    OMG…

    My message was not the remission of a bug or an act of wickedness against the invaluable people of TDF but my opinion about LibreOffice 3.5.1.

    You know: “Vox populi, vox Dei”, and if this is a blog, we are to receive opinions, good and bad, whether we like them or we do not like.

    With regard to the bugs of LibreOffice, I do not like sending them because the process is very bureaucratic.

    I am patient and I am always waiting for new versions to see if have fixed some of such bugs.

    Incidentally I clarify my problem with LibreOffice Impress is – oooopppppsss! – the same of 11. Oliver Martinez… I followed the advice which Mr. Vignoli gave him and it did not work me.

    I returned to LibreOffice 3.5.0. So simple is the thing.

    “Don’t worry, be happy…” :D

    Comment by DrakoDrakkonis — 2012/03/18 @ 20:06

    • Actually, that problem was happening with LibreOffice 3.5 as well, so going back to LibreOffice 3.5 would not solve the issue. Therefore, the problem you mention – which is not possible to reproduce as we miss a suitable description – is probably a different one.

      Comment by italovignoli — 2012/03/18 @ 20:20

      • Maybe…

        However, I never had this problem with version 3.5.0… For that reason I installed it again.

        Anyway, LibreOffice is already demonstrating the great work done by the team that has joined the TDF.

        Differences with OpenOffice are evident and, for those who are interested in LibreOffice, that is what matters.

        Thanks a lot!

        Comment by DrakoDrakkonis — 2012/03/19 @ 03:41

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  19. There are countless bugs in Writer. Especially with saving as DOC or DOCX files, when you add a header / footer, it goes missing later. Somtimes for large documents , it just gets corrupted and refuses to open. Same thing with Calc. So stop promoting LO like it is some lifesaving solution – when in fact it is totally buggy. I am thinking of buying a license for MS Office 2010 because of all the pain LO is givin’ me.

    Comment by YP — 2012/03/19 @ 05:15

  20. It is great that libreoffice continues to develop and introduces new features. However, a very few new features brings a lot of terrible regressions. The last useful version was 3.3.3, then strange regressions in data pilot was introduced, then those regressions were solved in 3.4, but instead of that 3.4 was not able to open coplex spreadsheet documents with array formulas. This was solved in 3.5, but writer and impress received their portion of bugs in 3.5 – cross-references dialog is broken somehow (without any notes on changes or improvements in this feature) and impress do not play anymore many animated gif files.
    I’m paying to libreoffice development with donaitons, as I’m not a developer. I guess I pay even more than I would pay for a commercial alternative. Therefore, I would like to have the product, which can be used not as alternative for gedit or system calculator, but for professioal tasks, at least without new regressions in basic operations.

    Comment by Andis — 2012/03/19 @ 06:26

    • Yes, LibreOffice has indeed suffered terrible regressions in the recent past. Therefore, IMHO the aim for the foreseeable future should
      be on ironing out all those new bugs, as well as focussing on bug-hunting in general. After all, there are still quite a few more or less ancient
      bug leftovers from the time LibO was still known as OOO ;). At its current state, I find it hard to recommend LibO for productive environments.

      Comment by Spacemarine — 2012/03/21 @ 22:03

      • I agree, that Libreoffice is alienating from the professional users by introducing of regressions in basic functions and by not even trying to solve those regressions in next major versions. I have feeling that developers use very basic functions of the office and the rest is just for fun, so if it is possible to enter text and to change fonts in text, everything is fine. I hope it is overstatement, but I would like to see the activities, which proves that my pessimistic proposition is wrong.

        Comment by Andis — 2012/03/24 @ 06:55

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  26. It’s good to see a new versions, but would be better if they cleaned up the problems introduced by the previous version. In my case v3.5.1 had worsened the time lag when editing formatted spreadsheets, compared to version 3.5 when the bug was first introduced. So I’ve had to revert back to version 3.4.6.
    Bug report updated at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46160

    Comment by Max — 2012/03/25 @ 22:58

  27. The program apps report 3.5.1 on their help about screens, but report 3.5.0 on their Windows explorer properties screens
    causing PSI to suggest an unnecessary update.

    Comment by David — 2012/03/26 @ 09:30

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