LibreOffice 5.1.4 Released with Over 130 Fixes

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 25, 2016

Today in Linux news, LibreOffice 5.1.4 was released yesterday, the latest minor update to the Fresh branch. Users are urged to upgrade and even those using the long-stable Still branch are urged to start planning to upgrade to the newer 5.1 family. This release brings over 130 fixes with a great number involving import/export bugs as well as rendering issues.

The first release candidate represented 123 fixes. Some include a fix for a crash in Impress when setting a background image. This occurred with several popular formats in Windows and Linux. Caolán McNamara submitted the patches to fix this in the 5.1 and 5.2 branches. David Tardon fixed a bug where certain presentations hung Impress for extended periods to indefinitely by checking for preconditions earlier. Laurent Balland-Poirier submitted the patches to fix a user-defined cell misinterpretation when using semicolon inside quotes.

Some of the other interesting fixes include:

* A crash when closing dialog editor with undocked "Object Catalog" toolbar
* Calc crashing on Undo after Spell Correction
* Exit text edit and unmark objects before moving slide to fix crash in Impress
* Adjusted mouse scrolling distance for LibreOffice-GTK3
* Ensure that OpenCL device id returned from getDeviceSelection() is valid
* Fixed broken menu option: Data > XML Source
* All-black xbm cursors in LibreOffice-GTK3
* Changing OpenGL state in Calc doesn't update sheet
* Find Toolbar does not display "Search key not found"

Also included in the announcement was a reminder that the due date of the 2016 LibreOffice Conference Call for Papers is July 15. The conference is scheduled for September 7 through September 9 at Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. Registration for the event is at

Download version 5.1.4 at Fresh LibreOffice repository. Donations are gratefully accepted.