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LibreOffice 6.4.2 Released with More Than 90 Fixes

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Available for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms, the LibreOffice 6.4.2 release is here three weeks after the first point release to address more than 90 bug fixes across various of its core components as detailed here and here.

This update is recommended to everyone who has the latest LibreOffice 6.4 office suite installed on their personal computers as it will probably improve the stability and reliability of the software.

However, The Document Foundation doesn’t recommend the deployment of the LibreOffice 6.4 series on enterprise environments as it represents the bleeding edge in term of features.

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LibreOffice 7.0 Git

  • LibreOffice 7.0 Git Adds Skia-Based Text Rendering Support

    The Skia-driven text rendering still is to be tweaked and at the moment may appear slightly lighter than the Cairo-based rendering.

    Following that text rendering plumbing for X11 and Windows, the Skia code was updated against the latest code found in Chrome 82 development state.

LibreOffice 6.4.2 available for download

  • LibreOffice 6.4.2 available for download

    The Document Foundation announces the availability of LibreOffice 6.4.2, the 2nd minor release of the LibreOffice 6.4 family, targeted at technology enthusiasts and power users. LibreOffice 6.4.2 includes several bug fixes and improvements to document compatibility.

    Mac users will be happy to know that the issue of blurry fonts on Retina displays has been resolved.

    LibreOffice 6.4.2 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites, and as such is not optimized for enterprise class deployments, where features are less important than robustness. Users wanting a more mature version can download LibreOffice 6.3.5, which includes some months of back-ported fixes.

    LibreOffice 6.4.2’s change log pages are available on TDF’s wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.4.2/RC1 (changed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.4.2/RC2 (changed in RC2).

    LibreOffice’s individual users are helped by a global community of volunteers: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/. On the website and the wiki there are guides, manuals, tutorials and HowTos. Donations help us to make all of these resources available.

LibreOffice 6.4.2 Released for Linux, Windows, and Mac

  • LibreOffice 6.4.2 Released for Linux, Windows, and Mac

    LibreOffice 6.4.2 is the second minor release of version 6.4, which means it’s not supposed to introduce new features but to further polish the experience with the productivity suite. So what you’re going to get after updating is an improved experience overall, which means noticeable changes are unlikely – although if you’ve previously come across bugs, there’s a chance they are fixed now.

    And speaking of fixed bugs, TDF says there are plenty of these in today’s update, including one that’s specifically aimed at Mac users. The issue of blurry fonts on Retina displays has finally been resolved, so if you’re a Mac user, you can enjoy a smoother ride with LibreOffice after updating.

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