Berlin, November 5, 2018 – The Document Foundation announces the release of LibreOffice 6.0.7 and LibreOffice 6.1.3, which improve the quality and stability of previous releases, and integrate a security patch.
All LibreOffice users are therefore strongly recommended to update to the new versions:
- Power users, early adopters and technology enthusiasts should update from LibreOffice 6.1.2 to LibreOffice 6.1.3, which represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites;
- All other individual users and organizations of any size should update from any previous version of LibreOffice to LibreOffice 6.0.7, which is more mature and as such targeted at production environments and enterprise-class deployments.
Organizations should source LibreOffice 6.0.7 from one of the companies providing a Long Term Supported version of the suite, for additional value-added services which make the software better suited to enterprise deployments, thanks to professional support (the companies are all members of TDF’s Advisory Board, and are listed here: https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/). When it is sourced from The Document Foundation, LibreOffice is supported by volunteers.
Also, value-added services for migrations and trainings, to support enterprise-class deployments in large organizations, should be sourced from certified professionals (a list is available here: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).
LibreOffice is deployed by large organizations in every continent. A list of some large or significant migrations announced in the media is available on the TDF wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice_Migrations.
LibreOffice 6.0.7 bug and regression fixes are described here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.7/RC1 (fixed in RC1), https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.7/RC2 (fixed in RC2) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.7/RC3 (fixed in RC3), while LibreOffice 6.1.3 bug and regression fixes are described here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.1.3/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.1.3/RC2 (fixed in RC2).
LibreOffice 6.0.7 and LibreOffice 6.1.3 are immediately available from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Builds of the LibreOffice Online source code can be downloaded as Docker images: https://hub.docker.com/r/libreoffice/online/.
LibreOffice Online is fundamentally a server service, and should be installed and configured by adding cloud storage and an SSL certificate. It might be considered an enabling technology for the cloud services offered by ISPs or the private cloud of enterprises and large organizations.
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, where they can meet with other free software advocates.
LibreOffice 6.0.7 and LibreOffice 6.1.3 are built with document conversion libraries developed and maintained by the Document Liberation Project (DLP): https://www.documentliberation.org. Several of these libraries have been adopted by other software projects to provide an escape path from proprietary document lock-in.