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    • Linux deb and rpm:
      • please, read detailed instructions for different distributions
      • the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 4.1, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
    • Windows:
      • If you notice undesirable interactions between LibreOffice and, please report this as a bug.
      • LibreOffice windows installers are signed by The Document Foundation.
    • macOS:
      • LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC2 is available as a 64bit version for macOS 10.8 or later

    New Features

    An in-progress list of features for this version is available here.

    Symbol Server for debugging on Windows

    Starting with LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC1, debugging symbols (pdb files) for Windows builds will be available from our symbol server at (note: this is not a webbrowsable resource, it is meant to be used by debugging tools like WinDbg. See our documentation on How to get a backtrace with WinDbg for details on how to set it up. And starting with 4.2.0 RC2, the debuggin symbols are also source indexed.

    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 4.2.0 RC1:

    1. bnc#382137 OOo - docx document crashes Writer when using internal OOXML filter [Caolán McNamara]
    2. collabora#2013101510000026 fix file coruption caused by comments' doc export [Zolnai Tamás]
    3. tdf#31296 read elements/attribs written to extension namespace [Markus Mohrhard]
    4. tdf#39007 blind fix for renamed macOS restore-state file [Michael Meeks]
    5. tdf#41109 RTF shape import: shpz has priority over dhgt [Miklos Vajna]
    6. tdf#51961 let "Default ..." currency entry follow selected locale [Eike Rathke]
    7. tdf#54514 typos in icon themes' link.txt [Andras Timar]
    8. tdf#58112 prepare to accept loext:contextual-spacing, [Eike Rathke]
    9. tdf#65090 RTF filter: import RTF_CLMGF and RTF_CLMRG [Miklos Vajna]
    10. tdf#67370 hyphens are not visible in tagged PDF [Khaled Hosny]
    11. tdf#68714 use proper LanguageTag fallback instead of dumb startsWith(), [Eike Rathke]
    12. tdf#69065 sw: fix mirrored page style with first-page [Michael Stahl]
    13. tdf#70232 sw: brown paper-bag fix for header sharing mangling footers [Michael Stahl]
    14. tdf#70596 fix version dependency for linux package - 2nd try [Christian Lohmaier]
    15. tdf#70664 allow reading firebird Blob as InputStream. [Andrzej Hunt]
    16. tdf#70807 fix Page Style method isInUse() broken [Marcos Paulo de Souza]
    17. tdf#71429 sw: fix crashes when changing header first sharing [Michael Stahl]
    18. tdf#71919 Correct arrow heads for new installations. [Regina Henschel]
    19. tdf#71946 LibreOfficeWin32.conf: add --enable-ia2 [Michael Stahl]
    20. tdf#71993 fix the tip of the Small Arrow line end. [Regina Henschel]
    21. tdf#72163 revert "after updating m_xComposer, command facets are not dirty" [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    22. tdf#72204 RTF import: fix crash on rotated, but not imported groupshape [Miklos Vajna]
    23. tdf#72452 ODF import/export: fix handling of style:page-number [Michael Stahl]
    24. tdf#72463 revert "after updating m_xComposer, command facets are not dirty" [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    25. tdf#72464 character line break is set to 0 Options/.../Writing Aids [Julien Nabet]
    26. tdf#72632 resolve by adding missing break [Arnaud Versini]
    27. tdf#72645 case-insensitive string comparison in GETPIVOTDATA. [Kohei Yoshida]
    28. tdf#72666 safe fix for 4-2 [Caolán McNamara]
    29. tdf#72682 text field doesn't horizontally expand [Caolán McNamara]
    30. tdf#72696 revert "after updating m_xComposer, command facets are not dirty" [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    31. tdf#72778 keep setting system locale and LanguageTag in sync [Eike Rathke]
    32. tdf#72850 ODF export: don't export spurious style:display="false" [Michael Stahl]
    33. tdf#72874 strip const-ness from pointer value when setting it to storage. [Kohei Yoshida, Eike Rathke]
    34. tdf#72916 correct rounding of time part of DateTime [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    35. tdf#72922 prepare to read loext:vertical-justify, [Eike Rathke]
    36. tdf#72945 sort languages in Windows custom install tree view [Andras Timar]
    37. tdf#72949 evaluate criteria on the query range [Eike Rathke]
    38. tdf#72961 crash when you open ODFver.1.0/1.1 created by LibO-3.5/3.6 [Julien Nabet]
    39. tdf#72998 custom shapes have improper size. [Muthu Subramanian]
    40. tdf#72999 fix handling of range parameters in COUNT, [Markus Mohrhard]
    41. tdf#73001 simplify the selection function logic & calculate correct results. [Kohei Yoshida]
    42. tdf#73008 enable localization of tooltips in Math Elements Dock [Andras Timar]
    43. tdf#73021 avoid call crash on spell-check + unit test. [Michael Meeks]
    44. tdf#73087 python3: upgrade to version 3.3.3 [Michael Stahl]
    45. tdf#73113 not string cell does not mean no string at cell [Eike Rathke]
    46. tdf#73117 fix switched true/false explanation for HYPGEOM.DIST [Winfried Donkers]
    47. tdf#73137 undo name for 'Covariance' is different [Julien Nabet]
    48. tdf#73138 undo name for 'Chi Squared' is different [Julien Nabet]
    49. tdf#73199 librelogo: path, interop. and color name fixes [László Németh]
    50. tdf#73239 added EUR/EEK and EUR/LVL factors for internal CONVERT(), [Eike Rathke]
    51. tdf#73280 always advance the iterator to avoid an infinite loop. [Michael Meeks]
    52. i#121943 Add PenWidth attribute to css::presentation::XSlideShowController [Jürgen Schmidt]
    53. i#123986 [ia2] charmap accessibility fails for code points beyond the unicode baseplane [Herbert Dürr]