LibreOffice Conference Brings Updated 5.0.2

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 24, 2015

The second minor release to the milestone 5.0 branch was announced at the start of this year's LibreOffice Conference, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark. Italo Vignoli posted to the Document Foundation blog of the latest LibreOffice release saying, "The LibreOffice 5.0 family is the most popular LibreOffice ever." Today's update brings over 110 fixes in several key areas.

Italo Vignoli posted LibreOffice 5.0.2 was announced this morning at the opening session of LibreOffice Conference 2015, "to underline the importance of the event for the community." Yesterday was Community Day highlighted by a general get-together and a Native Language Project Workshop. Today's line-up included talks by Italo Vignoli, Michael Meeks, Florian Effenberger, Bjoern Michaelsen, and Jos van den Oever. The conference will run through Friday, September 25.

Today's release is a bug fix update featuring lots of OpenGL entries this time. The guys are working on a patch to detect when OpenGL crashes and then disable it. They have fixed or are fixing rendering, tearing, and blanking issues as well as inoperatable transitional effects, scaling problems, and screen flickering on window resize. One bug had all the radio buttons appearing "selected" when using OpenGL and another has other buttons rendered empty. New this release is OpenGL rendering by default in Windows.

Some other interesting fixes include:

* Writer failed to open correct ODT file on WebDAV, after asking for password
* Zoom slider does not render properly or disappears altogether in Writer
* No save on crash in Linux
* Crash when deleting cell contents in Calc
* No progress bar when loading large files
* Draw crashes when changing line width using sidebar
* Unexpectedly quit when use Data->Sort (crash)
* Formatting bug, border broken when including more than one paragraph
* Autocapitalisation inoperative under certain conditions
* Layout of custom handouts is ignored

Get your copy at LibreOffice 5.0.2 is "targeted to technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the "still" version: LibreOffice 4.4.5."