LibreOffice 5.1.4 Released with Over 130 Fixes
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 http://libreoffice.org.