Berlin, June 19, 2013 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.0.4, for Windows, OS X and Linux, the fourth minor release of LibreOffice 4.0 family and the last before the announcement of LibreOffice 4.1 in late July.
LibreOffice 4.0.4 features many improvements in the area of interoperability with proprietary document formats. This ongoing activity has been instrumental for the choice of LibreOffice by all major migration projects to free software since early 2012, including several central and local governments in Europe and South America.
LibreOffice 4.0.4 also solves a number of bugs and regressions over the previous release, thanks to the work of QA volunteers. On June 20, the team is launching a 15 day Bug Triage Contest to prepare for the release of LibreOffice 4.1. Details here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/Projects/Bug_Triage_Contest. The top 5 triagers – amongst the known ones – and the first 10 new contributors will win a TDF/LibreOffice T-shirt.
LibreOffice 4.1 will introduce many new and exciting features, which are listed here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.1 (including the long awaited font embedding in documents, which is pushing forward the Open Document Format).
In addition, there is a massive amount of improvements less visible to end users but equally important, as cumulatively they add up to a code-base that is far easier to understand and contribute to: http://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2013-06-13-under-the-hood.html.
LibreOffice 4.0.4 is available for immediate download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Change logs are available at the following links: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.4/RC1 (fixed in 126.96.36.199) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.4/RC2 (fixed in 188.8.131.52).