LibreOffice 3.5.1 Continues Open Source Office Cadence


From the ‘More Stable Goodness’ files:

The Document Foundation is out now with yet another LibreOffice release. This time its’ the 3.5.1 release, which follows the 3.5.0 release by a month.

This is mostly a bug and stability fix, but it’s an important one, for alot of reasons. For people that spend the bulk of their day using LibreOffice, stability is critical. It’s something that Sun/Oracle never put as much emphasis on as The Document Foundation has.

Simply put, the regular update release cadence of LibreOffice provides the highest quality open source office suite ever created.

For 3.5.1 all kinds of little fixes that matter like a simple PDF export bug, that likely should have landed for the 3.5.0 release. Or a crash that occurred with empty data input in charts. And my personal favorite Bug #38745, also known as a fix for, ‘hilariously stupid stack guards’.

Yeah it’s a lot of little things, but it’s the ‘fit and finish’ that makes the difference between a program that nice to use every so often, and one that you rely on, day in and day out.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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