Releases/3.5.6/RC1

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Installation

  • General for this release candidate: parallel installation
    • LibreOffice release candidate builds always replace an old LibreOffice installation - unless:
    • With this release candidate, you have to use the 'parallel installation' to install it alongside the stable LibreOffice, and not replace it. Please see here.
  • Linux deb and rpm:
    • please, read detailed instructions for different distributions
    • the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 3.4, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
  • Windows:
    • If you notice undesirable interactions between LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org, please report this as a bug.
    • Starting with 3.5.3, LibreOffice windows installers are signed by The Document Foundation.

Help files

  • The Windows multi-language installer as well as the langpacks do only contain localized UI. By default, LibreOffice uses online help - if you need help files on your disk, please install the helppack for your language. If there is no helppack for your language (because help has not been translated to your language), then you can install and use the English helppack or check the online help in any available language.

Encryption

In LibreOffice 3.5 a different encryption is introduced. LibreOffice 3.4.5 enables you to open those files.
See the release notes page.

Reported Bugs

A list of annoying bugs still contained in this version is available from Bugzilla, the full list of reported bugs is here.

List of fixed bugs

Bugs fixed against 3.5.5

core

  1. bnc#760764 rtftok: don't ignore character properties of text fields [Miklos Vajna]
  2. tdf#30519 Bad transitions if "use hardware acceleration" is enabled [David Tardon]
  3. tdf#34093 Partial PDFEXPORT of particular Master Documents breaks hyperlinks [Ivan Timofeev]
  4. tdf#35953 Solver localized/translated label strings are truncated [Andras Timar]
  5. tdf#36824 embedded hsqldb; in view, computed row without alias makes whole file unusable [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  6. tdf#37063 importing docx loses table in header/footer [Miklos Vajna]
  7. tdf#37626 Page background could not be set in form wizard [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  8. tdf#38056 ODF import: Page Borders handling broken [Michael Stahl]
  9. tdf#39415 Painting of collapsing table borders broken in Writer [Michael Stahl]
  10. tdf#39812 TABLE borders do not terminate where they should with merged cells [Michael Stahl]
  11. tdf#41556 VIEWING: Incomplete font substitution when FontConfig matches italic font [Caolán McNamara]
  12. tdf#43398 FORMATTING: Documents opened in LibreOffice Writer incorrectly appear as right justified [Muhammad Haggag]
  13. tdf#43556 EDITING report design: lengths & positions shown rounded -> hides information, leads to seemingly unexplainable behaviour [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  14. tdf#43967 VIEWING: legacy report designer wizard improperly formats dates [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  15. tdf#44534 EDITING: Connectors cannot be selected [David Tardon]
  16. tdf#45724 FILESAVE, FORMATTING, Text field data loss [Miklos Vajna]
  17. tdf#46738 Cell background and border color formatting information of empty cells lost in particular document after FILESAVE as xls and xlsx [Petr Mladek]
  18. tdf#46966 RTF reader overrides margins when \header is present [Miklos Vajna]
  19. tdf#47071 UI: Undocked toolbars do not show all icons in special ratio [Ivan Timofeev]
  20. tdf#47368 Many crashes when accessibility enabled on MacOS X [Michael Meeks]
  21. tdf#47636 Extremely slow display with font fallback [Caolán McNamara]
  22. tdf#47947 UI: Calc Data Form button width doesn't accommodate German text or German text too long. [Andras Timar]
  23. tdf#48033 FILEOPEN : Import RTF file but pictures are not well positioned on table/cells [Miklos Vajna]
  24. tdf#48335 FILESAVE: RTF export [Miklos Vajna]
  25. tdf#48601 FILEOPEN: Open Visio's file with bitmap's blocks [Julien Nabet, Fridrich Štrba]
  26. tdf#48602 FILEOPEN: The Greek codepage instead the Russian codepage (*.vsd by MS_Visio-2000) [Fridrich Štrba]
  27. tdf#49178 CRASH when FILEOPEN particular RTF [Julien Nabet]
  28. tdf#49486 Hyphenation problem with Graphite 2 [Martin Hosken]
  29. tdf#49582 FILESAVE: Long delays saving in XP .XLS format [Petr Mladek]
  30. tdf#49659 rtf header, tables, pagenumber are wrong [Miklos Vajna]
  31. tdf#49666 CRASH while opening RTF document [David Tardon]
  32. tdf#50087 FILEOPEN properties Title, Subject, Comments (File>Properties ..> Description) no longer imported in rtf document [Miklos Vajna]
  33. tdf#50603 Unable to update LibreOffice without resetting user profile [Stephan Bergmann]
  34. tdf#50665 \chpgn ignores formatting [Miklos Vajna]
  35. tdf#50682 On MacOS X 10.7, 'import uno' crashes in the LibreOffice-provided Python [Stephan Bergmann]
  36. tdf#50800 EDITING: queries do not filter when created with the query wizard [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  37. tdf#50801 Wrong cross-reference text when Caption order is Numbering first [Uray M. János]
  38. tdf#50831 RTF: FILESAVE empty lines get different font size after reopening document [Miklos Vajna]
  39. tdf#50849 SIGSEGV: ODBC to PostgreSQL, renaming column in SELECT list [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  40. tdf#50975 3.6.0b1: Segfault when accessing the LO About dialog with librsvg ≈ 2.16 [Caolán McNamara]
  41. tdf#50988 Draw crashes on loading MS Logical Design Diagram example viso file. [Julien Nabet]
  42. tdf#50990 MS Visio file displays as blanc page in Draw [Fridrich Štrba]
  43. tdf#51074 Error parsing help strings with "|" chars [Stephan Bergmann]
  44. tdf#51243 Trying to edit a report from new (but awful) Report Builder hangs libreoffice [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  45. tdf#51249 Crash while saving a document with track-changes enabled [Pierre-Eric Pelloux-Prayer]
  46. tdf#51270 On UNINSTALLING, LibreOffice leaves dirt behind [Andras Timar]
  47. tdf#51467 MinGW: Help-About Version info should be in accordance to new naming scheme [Petr Mladek]
  48. tdf#51601 Cannot open xlsx file [Eike Rathke]
  49. tdf#51619 [CRASH] legacy reports: asks for parameters, then for empty parameters list then CRASH [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  50. tdf#51667 FILEOPEN particular .xls from PlanMaker with CHART will CRASH [Markus Mohrhard]
  51. tdf#51793 EDITING: Bug in NumberRange field in Writer [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  52. tdf#52066 FILEOPEN: RTF file opens with black boxes and wrong spacing [Miklos Vajna]
  53. tdf#52107 Pasting crashing Spreadsheet [Markus Mohrhard]
  54. tdf#52143 Unicode tooltips corrupt [Andras Timar]
  55. i#119400 Undo broken in several contexts (Basic Editor, Math Editor, Calc Input Line, MultiLine controls, etc) [Ivan Timofeev]
  56. i#9860 Table has no top border when over 2+ pages [Michael Stahl]
  57. rhbz#678440 opening urls fails with error 403 on picky servers [Fridrich Štrba, Stephan Bergmann]
  58. rhbz#819304 [abrt][reproducible] libreoffice-core-3.5.2.1-6.fc17: v killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [David Tardon]
  59. rhbz#838248 libreoffice calc standard filter doesn't show criteria after file re-open [Eike Rathke]
  60. rhbz#842552 [abrt] oox::drawingml::applyStyleList [David Tardon]