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Collabora making modest profits on LibreOffice

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A little more than two years ago, the open source consulting company Collabora took over the job of commercialising LibreOffice, the free office suite that is produced by an army of developers.

At that time, a number of LibreOffice developers moved from the Germany-based Linux company SUSE and became staff of Collabora.

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LibreOffice 5.1.0 to Land with GTK+3 and Wayland Fixes

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Immediately after LibreOffice 5.0.4 was released, the developers have already posted information about the first RC for LibreOffice 5.1.0, which is now also available for download and testing.

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LibreOffice Picks

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  • LibreOffice 5.0.4 for Slackware-current

    My christmas break has started! So there is finally time to finish some of the stuff that had been piling up. First thing to release is the new version of LibreOffice 5, because it is so fresh. Release 5.0.4 was announced yesterday on the Document Foundation blog. My virtual server I rent from HostUS gives me so much better speeds than my build server at home for RAM-hungry compilations like LibreOffice… I built my new packages in a third of the time it usually takes me. Plus, the server at home was free to work on Slackware Live Edition… more about that soon, in another post.

  • Collabora brings LibreOffice Online to ownCloud
  • Ministry of Defence Continues the process of migrating to LibreOffice [Ed: automated translation]

    Perugia, 17 December 2015 - the Defence Association and LibreItalia announce the conclusion of the first course for referees LibreOffice computer, run independently from the group of trainers within the organization of the defense (formed last November) and under the supervision of mentor volunteers Association LibreItalia.

The Document Foundation Wants to Overhaul the LibreOffice Interface

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The Document Foundation is looking for developers or a company that will be able to implement usability metrics collection for LibreOffice.

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New LibreOffice, 5.0 Series

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  • Latest Update to LibreOffice 5.0 Released

    The Document Foundation's Italio Vignoli announced the released of the latest update to LibreOffice 5.0 this morning. Version 5.0.4 is a bug fix release and users of that branch are encouraged to upgrade. This release brings over 120 fixes and is said to be "ready for the enterprise."

  • LibreOffice 5.0.4 is available for download

    Berlin, December 17, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.0.4, the fourth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, with a large number of fixes over the previous releases. So far, the LibreOffice 5.0 family is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on feedback from journalists and end users.

  • Got A FLOSS Office Suite?

LibreOffice 5.0.4 Officially Released

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The Document Foundation has revealed today that LibreOffice 5.0.4 has been released and is now available for download and upgrade.

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Misc. Picks About Collabora Online Developer Edition (CODE) and LibreOffice

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  • Collabora + ownCloud Release CODE For LibreOffice Online

    CODE is a distribution of LibreOffice Online and OwnCloud Server, providing an easy way to let developers/enthusiasts run untested feature additions and updates. CODE is basically for research and development with new features and the pairing of ownCloud and LibreOffice Online. In 2016, the two companies plan to provide a commercial solution based on Collabora CloudSuite and ownCloud Server.

  • Collabora Online Developer Edition (CODE)

    Today we release an easy way to get stuck into playing with LibreOffice online alongside ownCloud - please do checkout the CODE page and have a play. The purpose of my blog here is to credit the people involved in the development so far: currently all of the core work is by Collabora - that's something we hope that making it easier to get involved will improve.

  • LibreOffice user interface changes

    In our class, I asked students to do their own usability test as a final project, from capturing the Personas, documenting the use Scenarios, defining the Scenario Tasks, and moderating a usability test on their favorite open source software project. To get them ready for the final project, I had students moderate a "mini-project." I selected the topic for the mini-project, based on what open source software everyone claimed some level of familiarity with.

LibreOffice as a service offers alternative to Google Docs, Office 365

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Web edition of the open source productivity suite still has a minimal feature set, but documents are editable in the desktop version LibreOffice

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ownCloud and Collabora Announce LibreOffice Online for ownCloud Server

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Today, December 15, ownCloud, Inc. and Collabora have just announced a partnership to bring a new tool for LibreOffice and ownCloud users, based on the LibreOffice Online project and the robust, open-source ownCloud Server self-hosting cloud storage solution.

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LibreOffice 5.0.4 Important Update to Launch Really Soon

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A new Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.4 branch has been revealed by The Document Foundation, and it looks like the final version is just around the corner.

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GNOME and Other Software

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    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
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