The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.4.3

Berlin, November 9, 2017 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.4.3, the third minor release of LibreOffice 5.4 family. LibreOffice 5.4.3 continues to represent the bleeding edge in term of features, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts and early adopters.

TDF suggests to conservative users and enterprises to deploy LibreOffice 5.3.7 with the backing of certified professionals (an updated list is available at https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).…

World Usability day – and making LibreOffice’s UX shine

Today is World Usability Day, beginning events around the world that “bring together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.”

Starting today, and over the next few days, there will be 73 events across the globe, celebrating progress in user experience (UX) and educating everyone about how good design and usability affects our daily lives.…

Month of LibreOffice, November 2017: First week’s results

On the 1st of November we started a new Month of LibreOffice, celebrating contributions from our worldwide community. Everyone who helps out with the project gets a chance to win a cool sticker. So, one week in, how are we doing?

Well, so far 137 stickers have been awarded! That’s a great start, and you can see all the details on this wiki page.…

Job Search for a Development Mentor (#201711-01)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks an individual – or individuals part (or full) time – to be

a Development Mentor

to start work as soon as possible. The role requires the following:

  • Self-starting, remote working experience
  • Experience contributing to FLOSS communities
  • Excellent communication skills, with enthusiasm for mentoring
  • Coding experience (LibreOffice coding preferred)
  • Willingness to travel to Hackfests & conferences in Europe and globally

The role involves working from home at your location for at least 20 hours per week, up to full-time and includes among other items:

Supporting existing mentors in the LibreOffice community including:

  • Building relationships between existing mentors and new contributors
  • Identifying and on-boarding new contributors
  • Affirming and encouraging their contribution
  • Building initial relationships with them
  • Encouraging them to join IRC to meet the teams
  • Introducing them to domain experts for deeper learning
  • Helping to educate new contributors by
  • Positively reviewing their code contributions
  • Introducing them to our tooling and culture
  • Attracting new contributors by promoting the project
  • Interaction with UX volunteers

Previous experience with such tasks is highly welcome, so is using free software.…

Event reports: LibreOffice in Cyprus and Czech Republic

Throughout the year, LibreOffice community members attend events around the world, helping to promote free software and open standards. We’re really grateful for their work! Today we have a couple of reports from recent events – and we start with Muhammet Kara who has been busy in Cyprus:

I attended the Free Software and Linux Seminar on October 20 at METU NCC (Northern Cyprus Campus).

LibreOffice 5.3.7 available for download

Berlin, November 2, 2017 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.3.7, the seventh and last minor release of the LibreOffice 5.3 family, targeted at enterprises, government bodies and individual users in production environments.

TDF suggests deploying LibreOffice in production environments with the backing of professional support by certified developers, migrators and trainers (a list is available at: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).…