Releases/4.2.0/RC3

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Installation

  • 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 OpenOffice.org, please report this as a bug.
    • LibreOffice windows installers are signed by The Document Foundation.
  • Mac OS X:
    • LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC3 is available as a 64bit version for Mac OS X 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 http://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/symstore/symbols (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 RC2:

  1. tdf#47689 avoid crashing mdworker: Don't use uninitialized variable [Tor Lillqvist]
  2. tdf#68959 sw: fix painting of tab fill characters in small caps text [Michael Stahl]
  3. tdf#68961 check visible range during scrolling, and re-paint if necessary. [Kohei Yoshida]
  4. tdf#71628 startcenter: remove thumbnail selection when focus is moved away [Zolnai Tamás]
  5. tdf#71883 startcenter: Re-introduce the 'Tools' -> 'Customize...' menu [Zolnai Tamás]
  6. tdf#72293 correctly split grouped formulas and regroup [Eike Rathke]
  7. tdf#72397 vcl: do not enable A11y in Win32 message handler [Michael Stahl]
  8. tdf#72420 startcenter: make all helpid point to startcenter's main help page [Zolnai Tamás]
  9. tdf#72530 drawinglayer: fix PDF export of lossless picture [Michael Stahl]
  10. tdf#72639 send proper ACTIVE_DESCENDANT_CHANGED events [Jacobo Aragunde Pérez]
  11. tdf#72788 sw: fix infinite loop in SwTxtAttr::RstTxtAttr [Michael Stahl]
  12. tdf#72929 buffer jump matrix' result matrix blocks [Eike Rathke]
  13. tdf#72947 startcenter: display more userfriendly file urls in tooltips [Zolnai Tamás]
  14. tdf#73043 sw: fix Index/TOC Assign Styles dialog [Michael Stahl]
  15. tdf#73095 fix invalid access in SwFntObj::DrawText() [Michael Stahl]
  16. tdf#73162 sw: un-break index entries that contain text separators [Michael Stahl]
  17. tdf#73260 fix Registered Database single tab dialog [Caolán McNamara]
  18. tdf#73389 writer does not show a docx-document with nested table correctly [Zolnai Tamás]
  19. tdf#73436 let SdXImpressDocument handle css.drawing.* requests directly [Stephan Bergmann]
  20. tdf#73549 do not attempt to resolve an empty locale [Eike Rathke]
  21. tdf#73555 compile statistics templates using English grammar [Eike Rathke]
  22. tdf#73618 fix bogus mass-conversion equalsAsciiL -> startsWith [Stephan Bergmann]
  23. tdf#73655 don't adjust formula tokens on non-top shared formula cells. [Kohei Yoshida]
  24. tdf#73660 sw: fix Find of words containing soft-hyphen [Michael Stahl]
  25. tdf#73764 partially revert 3998d1abb291 [Andras Timar]
  26. tdf#73771 non-standard behaviour for Function Mid [Julien Nabet]
  27. tdf#73836 do not apply format twice to string [Eike Rathke]
  28. i#120224 [From Symphony]Cell text direction changed after saved as doc file [Stephan Bergmann]
  29. i#121420 Add sidebar feature [Stephan Bergmann]

Thanks to all who took part in handling the issues

Thanks to all who took part in handling the issues involved for the 4.2.0 release: QA-team, bugreporters, developers. Not covered in this stats of course are the many community members in other areas like l10n/translation and marketing, user support that also deserve a big thank you.

Below a list of people who interacted in bugzilla with the corresponding bug-count (created using this script)

 133 Jorendc
 116 Michael Stahl
 109 Julien Nabet
 107 Caolán McNamara
 102 Michael Meeks
  78 Eike Rathke
  76 Joel Madero
  71 Cor Nouws
  67 Björn Michaelsen
  60 Miklos Vajna
  60 Andras Timar
  59 tommy27
  55 Jean-Baptiste Faure
  52 Lionel Elie Mamane
  51 Maxim Monastirsky
  45 Rainer Bielefeld Retired
  43 Markus Mohrhard
  40 Urmas
  39 mariosv
  37 Kohei Yoshida
  36 Thomas van der Meulen
  35 Foss
  34 ign_christian
  31 David Tardon
  30 Stephan Bergmann
  30 James
  28 sophie
  28 Alex Thurgood
  27 Tomaz Vajngerl
  26 Qubit
  25 Florian Reisinger
  24 V Stuart Foote
  23 pierre-yves samyn
  23 bfoman
  23 Petr Mladek
  23 László Németh
  23 Ivan Timofeev (retired)
  22 Thomas Arnhold
  22 Noel Power
  22 Emir Sarı
  22 Adolfo Jayme (fitoschido)
  20 Pedro
  20 Laurent BP
  20 Khaled Hosny
  20 Adam CloudOn
  19 Winfried Donkers
  19 Terrence Enger
  18 Stanislav Horacek
  18 Jacques Guilleron
  17 Thorsten Behrens
  17 Samuel M.
  17 Arnaud Versini
  15 Roman Eisele
  15 Regina Henschel
  15 Mike Kaganski
  15 Lior Kaplan
  15 Jan Holesovsky
  15 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi
  14 Not Assigned
  14 Frédéric Wang
  13 Gerry
  11 Marcos Souza
  11 GerardF
  10 ape
  10 Owen Genat
   9 Olivier Hallot
   8 manj_k
   8 abdulmajeed
   8 Stefan Knorr (astron)
   8 Rob Snelders
   8 Christopher M. Penalver
   7 Mikeyy - L10n HR
   7 Michel Rudelle
   7 Matúš Kukan
   7 Mateusz
   7 Lubos Lunak
   7 John Smith
   7 Harald Koester
   7 Faisal Menawer
   7 Andrzej J.R. Hunt
   7 Ahmad Harthi
   6 chtfn
   6 Tor Lillqvist
   6 Muthu
   6 Kumāra
   6 Cédric Bosdonnat
   5 ribotb
   5 Zolnai Tamás
   5 Stephan van den Akker
   5 Papamatti
   5 Marco Menardi
   5 Jesus Corrius
   5 Jelle van der Waa
   5 Christian Lohmaier
   4 vitriol
   4 Olivier R.
   4 Nikos
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   4 Kü
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   4 Jeffrey
   4 Isamu Mogi
   4 Horst
   4 Fridrich Strba
   4 Fernand
   4 DavidO
   4 Boris Dušek
   4 A
   3 royerjy
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   3 grofaty
   3 YOSHINO Yoshihito
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   3 Tim Lloyd
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   3 Mirek2
   3 Marcus Svensson
   3 LeMoyne Castle
   3 Laurent Godard
   3 Konrad
   3 Ken Biondi
   3 João Mac-Cormick
   3 José Guilherme Vanz
   3 Johnny_M
   3 Johan Vromans
   3 Jan Rheinländer
   3 Jaise James
   3 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez
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   3 David
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     Nathan, Nick, Nick42, Nicolas Mailhot, Nino, Novetica, OfficeUser,
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     Pierre-Eric Pelloux-Prayer, Piotr, Pravin, QA Administrators, QY,
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