Releases/3.6.1/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 3.5, 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.
    • 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.

ODF changes

  • In LibreOffice 3.6 a different encryption is enabled by default. Since version 3.4.5, LibreOffice is able to open those files. See the release notes page.
  • Starting with LibreOffice 3.6, there's more fine-grained control over ODF compatibility for legacy consumers, via a new ODF 1.2 compatibility mode. 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 3.6.0 RC3

  1. bnc#524250 revert "win32-dont-attempt-restart.diff: Don't attempt to restart OOo after crash" [Stephan Bergmann]
  2. bnc#759210 certain smartart drawings weren't imported. [Muthu Subramanian]
  3. bnc#773515 SwPageFrm::PaintBorderAndShadow fix shadow color on partial redraw [Miklos Vajna]
  4. bnc#774167 LibreOffice Impress Crashes opening pptx file [Muthu Subramanian]
  5. tdf#36138 UI EDITING: UNDO button inactive also in DRAW [Ivan Timofeev]
  6. tdf#37791 Insert selected word in the Find bar by Ctrl F [Zolnai Tamás]
  7. tdf#38056 ODF import: Page Borders handling broken [Michael Stahl]
  8. tdf#39812 TABLE borders do not terminate where they should with merged cells [Michael Stahl]
  9. tdf#40152 Replace with empty string doesn't work in the BASIC IDE ("Replace all" does). [Uray M. János]
  10. tdf#42470 Starting LO with "--nodefault" parameter should not open visible window [Stephan Bergmann]
  11. tdf#42492 BASIC HEX command on 64-bit systems not returning 16 characters on negative long integer [Uray M. János, Noel Power]
  12. tdf#43989 After installation first launch terminates after splash screen [Stephan Bergmann]
  13. tdf#44534 EDITING: Connectors cannot be selected [David Tardon]
  14. tdf#45090 PostgreSQL-SDBC fails to load on Unix / official binaries: missing libldap50.so [Stephan Bergmann]
  15. tdf#45724 FILESAVE, FORMATTING, Text field data loss [Miklos Vajna]
  16. tdf#46020 FILESAVE [DOC] [DOCX] Loss of footnotes when exporting to DOC- and DOCX- Files [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  17. tdf#46518 UI: Header, footer & and page break indicators in multipage view [Ivan Timofeev]
  18. tdf#46968 Resize text box does not undo [Uray M. János]
  19. tdf#47036 Error in rendering of rtf files generated by Crystal Report engine which were previously OK in LibO 3.4. [Miklos Vajna]
  20. tdf#47368 Many crashes when accessibility enabled on MacOS X [Michael Meeks]
  21. tdf#47495 Problem with RTF documents created using Oracle Report [Miklos Vajna]
  22. tdf#48033 FILEOPEN : Import RTF file but pictures are not well positioned on table/cells [Miklos Vajna]
  23. tdf#48096 torn off color popups cause interaction difficulties in other windows [Thorsten Behrens]
  24. tdf#48446 RTF Importer does not honor ansicpgN and cpgN control words -> fails to import some non-English documents properly [Miklos Vajna]
  25. tdf#49268 <switchinline> tags don't work in Help tooltips [Andras Bartek]
  26. tdf#49750 Search Bar history is always empty [Zolnai Tamás]
  27. tdf#49892 Incorrect object placement in rtf documents [Miklos Vajna]
  28. tdf#50631 Vertical rulers completely unreadable on MacOS X [Thorsten Behrens]
  29. tdf#50632 VIEWING: IDE Crash because Object Catalog not updated when closing a document [Uray M. János]
  30. tdf#50633 VIEWING: IDE Current module not selected in Object Catalog on open [Uray M. János]
  31. tdf#50654 Writer, Ruler: Paint issue at bottom left-ruler [Ivan Timofeev]
  32. tdf#50801 Wrong cross-reference text when Caption order is Numbering first [Uray M. János]
  33. tdf#50907 FILEOPEN FORMATTING pptx some unreadable text at the top of slide [Muthu Subramanian]
  34. tdf#50975 3.6.0b1: Segfault when accessing the LO About dialog with librsvg ≈ 2.16 [Caolán McNamara]
  35. tdf#50990 MS Visio file displays as blanc page in Draw [Fridrich Štrba]
  36. tdf#51034 FILESAVE: # in hyperlink corrupts .docx (MSO2007) document [Miklos Vajna]
  37. tdf#51231 UI: Slide thumbnail overlay "start presentation, disable slide, copy slide" position depends on slides pane scroll slider position and mouse way [Ivan Timofeev]
  38. tdf#51252 LO cannot start (reports runtime error with Visual C++ Runtime Library) [Stephan Bergmann]
  39. tdf#51324 crash in xmloff.Impress.XMLContentImporter::com::sun::star::document::XImporter [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  40. tdf#51336 checkboxes with text align positions are skewed [Noel Power]
  41. tdf#51572 Extension Manager error message: msci_uno bridge error... [Caolán McNamara]
  42. tdf#51716 enlarge and reduce font size shortcut CTRL +] and CTRL + [ not working [Abdulmajeed Al-Abaulrazzaq]
  43. tdf#51772 general I/O error when opening a RTF file [Caolán McNamara]
  44. tdf#51832 EDITING: CRASH in special case when 'Edit > Changes > Accept or reject > Reject' [Michael Stahl]
  45. tdf#51890 On MacOS X, the progress bar and the new splash screen graphics are mis-aligned [Stefan Knorr (astron)]
  46. tdf#51943 OSX: Text color setting is broken [Thorsten Behrens]
  47. tdf#51957 When using .otf (OpenType PostScript) fonts, em-dashes become en-dashes in exported .pdf files [Caolán McNamara]
  48. tdf#52066 FILEOPEN: RTF file opens with black boxes and wrong spacing [Miklos Vajna]
  49. tdf#52205 EDITING: Regression: reference to CSV becomes a string, not an integer [Eike Rathke]
  50. tdf#52223 IDE: "Object catalog" mismanages frames [Uray M. János]
  51. tdf#52232 Hidden MediaWiki options page [Stephan Bergmann]
  52. tdf#52240 [Task] EDITING: Incomplete Date values are no longer detected [Eike Rathke]
  53. tdf#52241 Numbered bibliographies no longer work with more than a few entries [David Tardon]
  54. tdf#52275 CRASH - Using Mysql native connector extension and ODB file when passing connection identifiers [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  55. tdf#52340 EDITING: CRASH when Copy+Paste row with conditional formatting to other sheet and back to inserted row [Markus Mohrhard]
  56. tdf#52351 EDITING: Remove "conditional formatting" not always successful [Markus Mohrhard]
  57. tdf#52374 Please update bundled German dictionaries extension (dict-de) with version 2012-06-17 [Andras Timar]
  58. tdf#52393 FILEOPEN 3.5.x spreadsheet with wrong row height [Markus Mohrhard]
  59. tdf#52399 EDITING: Report-Builder does not show any properties [Stephan Bergmann]
  60. tdf#52427 UI of Database Report Builder mostly without translations [David Tardon]
  61. tdf#52457 Regression: Copy sheet drops conditional formats [Markus Mohrhard]
  62. tdf#52546 Inconsistent behavior with filenames with dots under KDE [Luboš Luňák]
  63. tdf#52565 (regression) Conditional Format formula for wrong cell is displayed [Markus Mohrhard]
  64. tdf#52610 FILESAVE particular document as .docx (Office Open): Can not be opened with other office software [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  65. tdf#52615 FILEOPEN: ADO driver inactive (thus no connection to MS Access databases) [David Tardon]
  66. tdf#52639 ReportBuilder: Creating a new report destroys .odb [Stephan Bergmann]
  67. tdf#52998 FILESAVE: Comments disappear when save as XLS [Noel Power]
  68. tdf#53006 Autocorrection TWo INitial CApitals does not work because of bundled extensions problem [Stephan Bergmann]
  69. tdf#53010 Conditional formatting of type "values is between" lost when reopening the file [Markus Mohrhard]
  70. tdf#53012 FILEOPEN .csv will CRASH if "fixed width" is preselected [Eike Rathke]
  71. tdf#53089 Numbers from external URL are always interpreted as text [Kohei Yoshida]
  72. tdf#53154 Closing Report Wizard crashes LibreOffice [Michael Stahl]
  73. tdf#53210 Writer crashes when hiding all sections [Miklos Vajna]
  74. tdf#53246 Libo36 does not start, InvalidRegistryException from program/services/postgresql-sdbc.rdb [Stephan Bergmann]
  75. tdf#53439 shadow background overlaps pages at small zoom [Miklos Vajna]
  76. tdf#53456 FILEOPEN PIVOTTABLE failed to load source data when it contains formula cells (from xlsx) [Kohei Yoshida]
  77. i#118877 [From Symphony] Calc crashes when Redo refreshing data [Markus Mohrhard]
  78. i#99257 test scripts for cli_uno types failing, shared extension problem [Stephan Bergmann]
  79. lp#1017125 erase on invalid iterators [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  80. rhbz#806236 [abrt] libreoffice-core-3.5.1.2-1.fc17: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  81. rhbz#823272 [abrt] libreoffice-core-3.5.3.2-3.fc17: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  82. rhbz#842552 [abrt] oox::drawingml::applyStyleList [David Tardon]