Releases/3.6.6/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 3.5, 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 3.6.5

  1. bnc#404221 PPT export: fix text rotation in shapes: [Michael Stahl]
  2. bnc#590020 oocalc produces wrong XY-diagrams, probably wrong sorting of x values [Kohei Yoshida]
  3. bnc#798271 Charts are not visible after save [Kohei Yoshida]
  4. bnc#798309 OOXML import: A shape with background are missed when importing xlsx. [Noel Power]
  5. tdf#33484 Printing multiple files from Windows Explorer at once makes LibreOffice unusable [Stephan Bergmann]
  6. tdf#34548 EDITING: CRASH in action after Undo [David Tardon]
  7. tdf#34800 EDITING: Comments added to footer are placed at the right top of the page. [Joren De Cuyper]
  8. tdf#34897 FILESAVE as .ppt mis-rotates text [Michael Stahl]
  9. tdf#35365 Wrong automatic text color "dark grey" with black background for some GNOME themes [Benjamin Drung]
  10. tdf#37449 Crash when previewing the Pgtextje.ttf font in the font list [Caolán McNamara]
  11. tdf#39135 EDITING CRASH when R1C1 conversion (Shift+F4) from relative to absolute [Kohei Yoshida]
  12. tdf#45879 VIEWING: Selected Glue Point no longer highlighted [Michael Meeks]
  13. tdf#49784 CRASH when FILEOPEN particular document containing .svm pictures [Julien Nabet]
  14. tdf#52286 FILESAVE as .RTF will show subscript and superscript with normal font height instead of reduced height [Miklos Vajna]
  15. tdf#54087 Firefox plugin not recognized in LibO 3.6 (regression) [Andras Timar]
  16. tdf#54275 Linux: Unable to "Save" (or "Save As") New Document on Samba (gvfs) Mounted Share [Stephan Bergmann]
  17. tdf#56031 Accessible Text Interface not updating until word boundary at caret offset [Caolán McNamara]
  18. tdf#57465 Calc sorts columns incorrectly [Markus Mohrhard]
  19. tdf#58204 Textbox properties export to PPT bad (Impress) [Michael Stahl]
  20. tdf#58283 .desktop files miss translations -> LibO descriptions untranslated in application menu [David Tardon]
  21. tdf#58415 CRASH with option - general - USE DIALOG BOX Libo if folder contains a file with Pipe car. [Stephan Bergmann]
  22. tdf#58730 paragraph styles line spacing does not stick when also specifying non-zero left and right margins [Caolán McNamara]
  23. tdf#58893 [CRASH] FILEOPEN : master document with linked template modified [Michael Stahl]
  24. tdf#59583 EDITING: Cannot use formula with user-defined function [Eike Rathke]
  25. tdf#59616 CRASH when FILEOPEN particular .svm image [Thorsten Behrens]
  26. tdf#59965 UI: program crash dialog looks unfinished [Caolán McNamara]
  27. tdf#60078 IMCSCH and IMSECH wrongly calculated [Regina Henschel]
  28. tdf#60139 LO cannot start Fatal error on Mac: lightproof-hu_hu-1.3.oxt clashes with bundled dict-hu.oxt [Stephan Bergmann]
  29. tdf#60144 EDITING: Crash when inserting hyperlink [Caolán McNamara]
  30. tdf#60353 Crash at startup on OSX 10.8.2 and LibreOffice 3.6.5 German Language Pack [Stephan Bergmann]
  31. tdf#60366 EDITING: MATCH() function fails (err: 504) when parameter 2 (LookupArray) is a single-cell named range [Eike Rathke]
  32. tdf#60386 Document Statistics shell extension not translated [David Tardon]
  33. tdf#60491 missing emboleobj library on non-Windows platforms, causing Editing embedded Excel spreadsheet in Writer to fail [Michael Stahl]
  34. tdf#60668 FILESAVE: Libreoffice Writer 4.0 crashing on saving file [Michael Stahl]
  35. tdf#60701 Send Document as email fails, when application is installed to a directory with a space [Stephan Bergmann]
  36. tdf#60732 EDITING: Writer loops and/or crashes with max. 64k characters in paragraph [Michael Stahl]
  37. tdf#60760 FILEOPEN loading 4.0.0.3 saved file with conditional formating can't be loaded in 3.6.5 (endless recovery) [Markus Mohrhard]
  38. tdf#60915 FORMATTING: Date with [~buddhist] always show the year with 4 digits [Eike Rathke]
  39. tdf#61000 FILEOPEN: Incorrect argument to UNO call at NumberingManager.cxx:650 result in crash due to negative tab stop position [Michael Stahl]
  40. tdf#61660 unhelpful dictionary entries... [Andras Timar]
  41. tdf#62103 File conflicts between language packs [Andras Timar]
  42. tdf#62360 Affixed forms of %, §, °C aren't recognized by the Hungarian spell checker [László Németh]
  43. i#116981 rtl/source/bootstrap.cxx does not clean up memory [Stephan Bergmann]
  44. rhbz#760765 copy custom styles on copy & paste [David Tardon]
  45. rhbz#818557 [abrt] libreoffice-writer-3.3.4.1-2.fc15: SwCrsrShell::GetCrsr: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/swriter.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Michael Stahl]
  46. rhbz#847519 [fix available] segfault at chart creation in lcl_getExplicitSimpleCategories [Eike Rathke]
  47. rhbz#895690 Libreoffice causing errors when SAVING files by gvfs-mount (Samba) [Stephan Bergmann]
  48. rhbz#906137 Slide show mode inverts outputs [Caolán McNamara]
  49. rhbz#908674 Any LibreOffice program doesn't start [Stephan Bergmann]
  50. rhbz#915743 thread deadlock/slow join in insert->hyperlink in impress [Stephan Bergmann]
  51. rhbz#916936 can't copy text from a read-only document in Calc [Eike Rathke]