LibreOffice Sees First Update Already

by Ostatic Staff - Feb. 11, 2011

Today The Document Foundation announced the release candidate to LibreOffice 3.3.1. This is the first in what will undoubtedly become a series of ever-improving code. The Foundation warns that this is indeed a release candidate and not ready for your production environment. However, the list of fixes is extensive when considering version 3.3.0 was just released two and a half weeks ago.

Primarily the fixes include numerous translation updates, new mimetype icons, and lots of crash fixes. One particularly handy fix is the bash completion file extension filter. When one, for example, types "oowriter <tab> <tab>", it now returns just the filetypes that oowriter handles. Of course, this extends to all of the LibreOffice suite.

Another fix that still might be relevant to some is an upgraded WordPerfect filter. An incorrectly rendered page number in page preview has been fixed. The Registration request from the Help menus needed removing. Calc got an Excel import fix and Writer got a docx import fix. Ubuntu users can now use Human theme icons. SVG import from GnuPlot is now fixed. Paint toolbar should be properly aligned now. Lots of code cleanup, removal of some Oracle and OxygenOffice branding and wording, and lots of README updates round out work performed.

Downloads are available at and bugs can be reported here. The full annoucement has further details, and the complete changelog lists all of the changes.