Berlin, March 6, 2019 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.2.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 6.2 family that was announced in early February, targeted at tech savvy individuals: early adopters, technology enthusiasts and power users.
LibreOffice users are invited to join the community at https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/, where they can get and provide user-to-user support. While The Document Foundation cannot provide commercial level support, there are guides, manuals, tutorials and HowTos on the website and the wiki. Your donations help us to make these available.
LibreOffice 6.2.1 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites, and as such is not optimized for enterprise class deployments, where features are less important than robustness. Users wanting a more mature version can download LibreOffice 6.1.5, which includes some months of back-ported fixes.
Value-added services for enterprise class deployments – related to software support, migrations and training – should be sourced from certified professionals (https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/). In addition, some of TDF Advisory Board members provide LibreOffice LTS (Long Term Supported) versions targeted to enterprise deployments (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/).
Sourcing enterprise class software and/or services from the ecosystem of certified professionals are the best support options for organizations deploying LibreOffice on a large number of desktops. In fact, these activities are contributed back to the project under the form of improvements to the software and the community, and trigger a virtuous circle which is beneficial to all parties, including users.
Availability of LibreOffice 6.2.1
LibreOffice 6.2.1 is immediately available from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Minimum requirements for proprietary operating systems are Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Apple macOS 10.9. Builds of the latest LibreOffice Online source code are available 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.
LibreOffice 6.2.1 is built with document conversion libraries from the Document Liberation Project: https://www.documentliberation.org.