Help Make LibreOffice 4.0 Great

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 07, 2012

The Document Foundation today announced the LibreOffice 4.0 Test Marathon, running from December 14 to 19 and based in Berlin. This marathon will gather users to test a developmental version of LibreOffice 4.0 and report bugs to developers. In fact, everyone is invited to join in. "Together we help to make LibreOffice 4.0.0 a great one!"

Starting next Friday a coordinated effort will begin with the goal of locating and fixing as many bugs as possible. Cor Nouws said in the message that these type of organized bug hunts contribute considerably to the cause. He added that testers get to have fun and learn a whole lot of stuff too. More specific information is located on The Document Foundations wiki. The goals are listed as are test suggestions and information on how to report your bug.

Speaking of LibreOffice 4.0, the Alpha 1 was released just over two weeks ago. Some of the new features planned for 4.0 are:

* Enable attaching comments to document text ranges
* Allow extra word boundary characters
* Import ink annotations from DOCX and RTF documents
* Import / export support for native RTF math expressions
* The state of the sidebar pane in Impress is now remembered
* Added External Edit menu function for bitmaps in Draw
* CMIS protocol support for easy access to document stored on Content Management Systems
* Integration of session installer to add missing parts of LibreOffice on the fly
* Dropped support for legacy binary StarOffice files
* Improved ODF compatibility in various points
* Ubuntu Unity integration
* It is possible now to select and copy text from message boxes

In other LibreOffice news, LibreOffice 3.6.4 was released Wednesday.