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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.2

Filed under: Announcements — italovignoli @ 11:06

Berlin, April 5, 2012 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.2, the third version of the 3.5 family, targeting private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.5.2 fixes an additional large number of the bugs identified by TDF QA experts and LibreOffice users worldwide.

LibreOffice has recently been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code. Students are invited to look at the GSoC Ideas Wiki Page at to get inspired for their next task. One of 2011 GSoC projects, the MS Visio Import Filter, has been integrated in LibreOffice 3.5 (and the author, Eilidh McAdam, has already found a LibreOffice development related employer: Lanedo).

“The Document Foundation continues to grow month after month, with a constant flow of new hackers and volunteers taking care of development, quality assurance and localization”, says Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board. “The updated LibreOffice infographic represents some of the numbers, with the growth of pure code hackers – who are now 429 (376 if we do not include the former Sun/Oracle employees) – being the most impressive achievement”.

LibreOffice 3.5.2 is available for immediate download from the following link:

Change logs are available at and


  1. […] con las buenas noticias, esta vez de la mano de The Document Fundation que ha anunciado la disponibilidad de la versión 3.5.2 de su popular Suite Ofimática. Las novedades de LibreOffice las pueden […]

    Pingback by Disponibles LibreOffice 3.5.2 y Gimp 2.8.0 RC 1 — 2012/04/05 @ 14:10

    • Me es imposible instalar el programa, probé con la version actual y la anterior, se inicia la instalacion y despues del tipo de instalacion aparece el siguiente mensaje: “Por favor cierre LibreOffice 3.4 (o 3.5) y el Inicio rapido LibreOffice 3.4 (o 3.5) antes de continuar. Si usted esta usando un sistema multiusuario, asegurese tambien que otro usuario no tenga Libre Office abierto”. No tengo abierto nada ni sistema multiusuario. Mi PC tiene AMD doble nucleo de mucha capacidad. 4GB de RAM, disco 500 GB, tarjeta NVidia 1 GB, con sistema operativo windows7. Porque no se puede instalar?

      Comment by Eugenio — 2012/04/12 @ 05:20

      • Si estás en Windows, mira si tienes el icono de inicio rápido a la derecha de la barra de tareas. Si es así, clicl derecho –> Finalizar el inicio rápido. Y ya te debe dejar instalar.

        Comment by Rafa — 2012/04/13 @ 12:47

      • Esto es lo que me dice la ayuda y soporte tecnico de windows:
        ¿Qué ha ocurrido con la barra de herramientas Inicio rápido?
        La barra de herramientas Inicio rápido no se incluye en esta versión de Windows. Para abrir programas rápidamente, pueden anclarlos a la barra de tareas.
        He probado desanclando todos los iconos de la barra de tareas, tampoco se pudo instalar LibreOffice.

        Comment by Eugenio — 2012/04/14 @ 05:38

    • a mi me sucedía lo mismo lo que debes hacer es abrir el admin de tareas y ahí veras los procesos de libre office abiertos ciérralos todos y así obtienes la solución… que tengas un buen día… =)

      Comment by valdemar — 2012/04/27 @ 22:48

      • Gracias por la informacion, y lo pude instalar, un poco confundido porque el proceso se llamaba soffice y como propiedades figuraba IBMLotus

        Comment by eugenio — 2012/04/29 @ 05:13

  2. […] Document Foundation анонсировала корректирующий выпуск офисного пакета LibreOffice 3.5.2, в […]

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  3. Please make the links in the post clickable!

    Comment by Conrad Steenberg — 2012/04/05 @ 14:56

    • Done, sometimes we are in a hurry, and we miss the details.

      Comment by italovignoli — 2012/04/05 @ 15:20

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  5. Congratulations for more bugs fixed !
    I would like to know if Base will at last see its old engine replaced by HSQLDB 2.2.

    Comment by LibreOfficeFanClub — 2012/04/05 @ 20:42

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  7. […] Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.5.2, the second update to the stable 3.5 tree. "LibreOffice 3.5.2 […]

    Pingback by LibreOffice 3.5.2 Fixes Lots of Bugs | PHP World — 2012/04/05 @ 22:43

    • Are you sure of what you say?

      Despite not being a native Windows application, LibreOffice 3.5.2 only demand an average of 35 MB of RAM in my computer. I consider it very satisfactory if I compare it – for example – with a gentle application with the RAM as it is VLC 2.0.1 that at the moment of playing a radio stream (20 kbs, 16 Khz, 16 bits, 2 channels, wma format) requires an average of 25 MB.

      Comment by DrakoDrakkonis — 2012/04/07 @ 03:27

      • Oh, excuse me, please… It was a “lapsus digiti”…

        My reply goes to 8. AlwaysHC

        Comment by DrakoDrakkonis — 2012/04/07 @ 03:38

  8. OpenOffice 3.3 is faster and consumes less memory than LibreOffice 3.5.

    Comment by AlwaysHC — 2012/04/06 @ 09:55

  9. Thank you for great job and hopefully it will lead to a great product!

    However, several ugly egressions introduced in 3.5.0 and even in 3.4 are still there; like broken cross-references, animated gifs etc. The latest version for professional use is 3.3.3, which is actually the same by functionality. Too many experimental releases and no stable product with new features since the beginning of the project. May be it’s time to concentrate on quality control and bug hunting instead of releasing new versions with growing number of bugs?

    Comment by Andis — 2012/04/06 @ 16:52

    • While it is true that there are some bugs and regressions in LibreOffice, as in any other software, it is not true that the last version for professional use is 3.3.3. Intel, for instance, has certified 3.5 for download from their application store, after a thorough testing. Several companies and organizations are deploying 3.5 for everyday use, like some Danish hospitals and ministries.

      Automated testing for quality control plus regular bug hunting activities are performed on each and every release, which are by no mean experimental. Of course, if you compare this with OOo, where features were not implemented because on a 25 year old code this would have caused bugs, then you will always find bugs and regressions. LibreOffice was born to change this situation, and we have explained several times that there is a path to code renovation which is well under way, and is leading to a substantially improved product.

      Comment by italovignoli — 2012/04/07 @ 07:18

      • thank you!

        Comment by eni — 2012/04/08 @ 21:17

      • Regressions are regressions, certification doesn’t change their status. Cross-references is basic function and, if it is broken, any certification accepting this is bull-shit.

        I’m using Staroffice/Openoffice/Libreoffice as a main office suite since Staroffice 5.1 when it become possible to use Latvian language specific characters, and there were very few situations, when minor releases where not useful because of regressions in basic functions. In libreoffice already 2 major releases has broken basic functions.

        To be truth the last really useful version of was 2.4.3, because version 3 introduced something terrible in word export filter so that nearly any document with many tables with merged cells saved as doc will end with crash of word and corrupted files.

        Anyway, good luck!

        Comment by Andis — 2012/04/09 @ 04:55

  10. Congratulations to the Document Foundation for this new release!
    For Linux users: As usual, feel free to check my tutorial on installing LibreOffice 3.5 on Debian and Debian-based distributions as Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint,…

    Comment by johanneseva — 2012/04/06 @ 17:04

  11. Looking good for LO!

    Comment by Gordon Burgess-Parker — 2012/04/07 @ 11:25

  12. […] više informacija se uputite na službenu objavu, a LibreOffice 3.5.2 možete […]

    Pingback by The Document Foundation objavio LibreOffice 3.5.2 | — 2012/04/08 @ 16:20

  13. […] о релизе в официальном анонсе. Рубрики: Office […]

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  14. Hello,

    Thank you for OpenOffice/LibreOffice for many years.

    Something was wrong under W7 64bits, I heard JVM should be 32 bits ?

    Nevertheless, this bugg around help called authomatically and repetitively by a running process in LibreOffice, produce the desktop to become unusable !!!
    (seems an infinite loop when help in not availlable and internet not connected + why its starts alone)

    It’s a same, because this cause people to consider LibreOffice as a buggy and giving mess product, what this product is not, in fact

    The cause for me in is product has not been tested correctly, or buggs have not been classified as blocking the system or not.

    That is important, not to confuse between speed and hurry when delivering products.

    As for me, it is the first time for many years, both on linux or Windows products that I get close to such a big problem as to de-install the product 3.5.1 from my system (W7).

    Anyway the knew looking of the desktop in pretty nice (new save document and so on).

    So by

    An other point should be to change URL pointing on “OppenOffice” to “LibreOffice”.

    So I congratulate all of you in this great team and I joint my whishes of “Great Courage” in your organization.

    I’lI try 3.5.3. Thanks for that one too.

    a basic user

    Philippe Sneed

    Development Engineer Oracle ERP UNIX
    mail :
    gsm : +33(0)6 20 86 18 10

    Comment by SNEED Philippe — 2012/04/09 @ 11:24

  15. Great, but in this version neither appear the file for redhat menus, libreoffice3.5-redhat-menus-3.5-202.noarch.rpm. What is the reason to omit it?

    Comment by Ernesto Miranda — 2012/04/09 @ 13:31

  16. […] Más información, en la siguiente infografía: […]

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  17. Thanks a lot to everyone involved in this release ! As many people here, I quite agree there is a “QA” issue in Libo, but I don’t have any insight at all to measure or explain it. I also suffered from bad regressions, including in 4.5.x. There are already quite a few bug reports about them and I also made one but I guess there is a lack of manpower.

    I hope everyone is conscious that lacking features or lack of speed are annoying, but bug / lack of stability is extremely serious and should be the top #1 focus.

    I mean : what is the point in improving software if we cannot rely on it ? Frequently, I hesitate to advise my friends / family / colleagues to use open source software because of this. Even if I do only use OSS since 10 years ago.

    Comment by T_U — 2012/04/10 @ 06:15

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  20. Ok. I want new and better Libre office. For my home work, and for organization that I work for. But install is in so called .man format. How to install THIS? It is impossible to install it. Please help me. My e-mail is I find at best, not so smart to issue new software install in weird format .man that is for UNIX documentation.

    Comment by Santor — 2012/04/10 @ 20:54

    • The windows install file is a .msi not .man (if you’ve downloaded a .man you’ve done something wrong).
      A .msi is sort of the same as an .exe, so assuming you’ve managed to download the msi just double-click on it and the install procedure should start.

      Comment by Peder — 2012/04/12 @ 13:26

  21. […] апреля был выпущен корректирующий релиз LibreOffice 3.5.2, в котором […]

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  22. […] Document Fundation wydało LibreOffice 3.5.2. Ta wersja nie wnosi żadnych nowości do kodu a jedynie naprawia kilkanaście błędów […]

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  24. […] was no change when 3.5.1 came out, but thankfully we now have a new maintenance release, LibreOffice 3.5.2. Lo and behold, I could successfully compile packages, but the SlackBuild needed several updates […]

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  25. I read the post and I think its great peace of information which is good for everyone. I was waiting for the updation of Libre Office from last few months. Now, I am happy Libre Office is back with great updation of 3.5.2 which is quite impressive thing.

    Comment by About Rajiv Kashyap — 2012/07/24 @ 06:44

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