The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0.4
Berlin, May 9, 2018 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 6.0.4, which represents the bleeding edge in terms of features, and as such is targeted at early adopters, tech-savvy and power users.
For mainstream users and enterprise deployments, TDF provides the alternative download of LibreOffice 5.4.6.
TDF suggests to deploy LibreOffice in production environments with the backing of certified professionals (an updated list is available at https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/). This is extremely important for the growth of the LibreOffice ecosystem.
LibreOffice 6.0.4 change logs are available at the following links: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.4/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.4/RC2 (fixed in RC2).
LibreOffice 6.0.4 is immediately available for download at the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/.
LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/. Donations help TDF to maintain its infrastructure, share knowledge, and fund the presence of volunteers at events like LibreOffice Conference, where they can meet with free software advocates coming from all over the world.
Several companies sitting in TDF’s Advisory Board (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) provide either value-added LTS versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.
As a Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) user for more than fifteen years, I have become more accustomed to the nuances of LibreOffice installation/configuration and use than what a Microsoft Office user might experience or accept. This would apply to other popular FOSS Software as well.
Recently a close friend and Health Professional in Bermuda became frustrated with configuration of Libreoffice 6.x for Windows 10, since he indicated no reference links to requirement of download for Java JRE runtime 64-bit in LibreOffice install, or references notes, which caused hours of lost time and angst – first in download of 32-bit Java by error, than re-install of correct Java 64-bit.
While I cannot relate the exact sequence of events he experienced, the LibreOffice install and basic configuration process “must” include prominent notices of required modules and then automatic install of correct Java JRE during install process, particularly for Windows 10 users who fully expect a non-Microsoft application to be as smooth or smoother than any commercial/Microsoft application in order to further the adoption of LibreOffice and other FOSS software nationally in USA and surrounding regions.
Will download this new version of Libreoffice. Maybe it will help with my problem in opening files. The program just sits there, unresponsive till Windows asks to wait for it or to close the program. Sometimes it wants to recover a file, but I don’t think it really does. The program worked fine for a while, but now it mostly just hangs. We’ll see if the new version is better.