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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 final (RC4):

  1. abi#2128 RTF import: fix memory leak [Miklos Vajna]
  2. coverity#1130443 improper use of negative value [Caolán McNamara]
  3. coverity#1169826 dereference after null check [Caolán McNamara]
  4. coverity#707771 coverity gold, Uninitialized m_refCount [Caolán McNamara]
  5. collabora#1000018 RTF import: fix memory leak [Miklos Vajna]
  6. collabora#100030 use internal API to fill dxf styles during xlsx import. [Kohei Yoshida]
  7. tdf#33852 do not remove too much from the path [David Tardon]
  8. tdf#35365 in autodetected a11y HC mode, pull background color from theme [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  9. tdf#35779 set the bg color of the editeng from the text shape [Caolán McNamara]
  10. tdf#36580 fix crash during xls import [Markus Mohrhard]
  11. tdf#37167 create statement before execute/wasNull/getBoolean [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  12. tdf#38838 # Determining bMail was accidentally inverted [Stephan Bergmann]
  13. tdf#44270 vcl: GTK+ file picker: fix non-grouped filter patterns [Michael Stahl]
  14. tdf#46707 don't bother with synonyms for text with mixed script types. [Kohei Yoshida]
  15. tdf#51180 reset (Multi)Selection on Clear() [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  16. tdf#56511 don't unduly delay Bridge termination [Stephan Bergmann]
  17. tdf#60036 guard against null pointer access on LRU function list, [Eike Rathke]
  18. tdf#61251 prefer exact matches before case guess matching [Caolán McNamara]
  19. tdf#62082 fix buttons in Custom animation toolbar [Samuel Mehrbrodt]
  20. tdf#63553 sw: fix copy/paste of cross references [Michael Stahl]
  21. tdf#65430 forgot to 'unlink' setOpenTemplateHdl [Joren De Cuyper]
  22. tdf#65826 Set StartCenter's min width to display one column of docs [Zolnai Tamás]
  23. tdf#66011 RTF import: fix memory leak [Miklos Vajna]
  24. tdf#67235 default(Date|Time) is a UNO struct now [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  25. tdf#67238 sw: fix table cell Unprotect [Michael Stahl]
  26. tdf#68211 fix for "General input/output error" while opening file [Tushar Bende]
  27. tdf#68876 sw: layout should never care about IsFirstShared() [Michael Stahl]
  28. tdf#69244 avoid putting these cells in formula tree prematurely. [Kohei Yoshida]
  29. tdf#69652 default(Date|Time) is a UNO struct now [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  30. tdf#69873 FixedText (label) is implemented as no value [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  31. tdf#70376 put only document (file) name in window title on OS X [Tor Lillqvist]
  32. tdf#70796 fix quoted printable encoding bug in internal Python [Andras Timar]
  33. tdf#71511 in autodetected a11y HC mode, pull background color from theme [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  34. tdf#72005 insert the border rectangle to the bottom of the stack. [Kohei Yoshida]
  35. tdf#72187 implement KDE4 picker notifications [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
  36. tdf#72219 fix for corruption of symbols in docx [Rohit Deshmukh]
  37. tdf#72338 startcenter: Show busy mouse pointer when starting apps. [Jan Holesovsky]
  38. tdf#72420 startcenter: help button point to local/wiki help, help part [Zolnai Tamás]
  39. tdf#72470 correctly calculate the first edit cell row position. [Kohei Yoshida]
  40. tdf#72521 fix editable combo-boxes behavior under KDE4 [Maxim Monastirsky]
  41. tdf#72733 fix crash on abi2010-1.doc example [Caolán McNamara]
  42. tdf#72774 generate correct group items for the year group. [Kohei Yoshida]
  43. tdf#72786 fix for "General input/output error" while opening file [Tushar Bende]
  44. tdf#72928 fix deadlocks in librdf_Repository [Michael Stahl]
  45. tdf#72947 startcenter: display more userfriendly file urls in tooltips [Zolnai Tamás]
  46. tdf#73103 fix editable combo-boxes behavior under KDE4 [Maxim Monastirsky]
  47. tdf#73263 change the default color for reference border to non-red. [Kohei Yoshida]
  48. tdf#73281 why!? [Kohei Yoshida]
  49. tdf#73300 sw: GraphicObjects are never swapped out [Michael Stahl]
  50. tdf#73363 sd: fix mis-detection of Visio files as PPT [Michael Stahl]
  51. tdf#73374 trendline: correct R^2 for forced intercept [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
  52. tdf#73408 make the software interpreter selection stick in the UI. [Kohei Yoshida]
  53. tdf#73464 revert "Disable LTO for now - suspected cause of ." [Michael Stahl]
  54. tdf#73484 ensure that we import all tab settings from Excel. [Kohei Yoshida]
  55. tdf#73487 overhaul cell borders to make them look sane. [Kohei Yoshida]
  56. tdf#73605 and set a minimum size to start center [Zolnai Tamás]
  57. tdf#73606 avoid excessive and unnecessary heap allocation of array objects. [Kohei Yoshida]
  58. tdf#73799 make some items in the filter dialogs translatable. [Kohei Yoshida]
  59. tdf#73886 overhaul cell borders to make them look sane. [Kohei Yoshida]
  60. tdf#73904 backport Message dialog creation from message strings [Caolán McNamara]
  61. tdf#73970 CMYK labels are switched [Julien Nabet]
  62. tdf#73986 don't forget to receive returned object from for_each. [Kohei Yoshida]
  63. tdf#74014 broadcast changes during undo and redo after paste. [Kohei Yoshida]
  64. tdf#74042 don't attempt to copy more than a string has to offer [Maxim Monastirsky, Eike Rathke]
  65. tdf#74051 support 8430x11700 jpegs [Caolán McNamara]
  66. tdf#74057 wordlist truncated on left [Caolán McNamara]
  67. tdf#74104 backport Message dialog creation from message strings [Caolán McNamara]
  68. tdf#74119 fix unlocalized redline menu [Andras Timar]
  69. tdf#74148 sfx2: fix crash when editing template [Michael Stahl]
  70. tdf#74160 firebird XParameters::setString truncate to 65535 characters [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  71. tdf#74194 revert "Improve Spreadsheet performance ..." [Eike Rathke]
  72. tdf#74209 this search algorithm had another issue. This fixes it. [Kohei Yoshida]
  73. tdf#74226 vcl: try to fix sizes in ImplBlendToBitmap [Michael Stahl]
  74. tdf#74230 Area tab page: prevent default gradient/hatch/bitmap [Michael Stahl]
  75. tdf#74273 let's not shift the note twice. Once is enough. [Kohei Yoshida]
  76. tdf#74291 template manager-store selection before calling dialog [Joren De Cuyper]
  77. tdf#74323 the end position is inclusive. [Kohei Yoshida]
  78. tdf#74325 ensure that all note objects have an sdr object before exporting. [Kohei Yoshida]
  79. tdf#74363 fix auto correct of initial capitals on start of first para [Michael Stahl]
  80. tdf#74366 # Determining bMail was accidentally inverted [Stephan Bergmann]
  81. tdf#74414 no need to incremenet nRow here... It's just plain wrong. [Kohei Yoshida]
  82. tdf#74435 SdrPageView::DrawLayer(): hack to avoid spuriously visible images [Michael Stahl]
  83. tdf#74453 only adjust tokens for top formula cells of formula group. [Kohei Yoshida]
  84. tdf#74474 sw: fix Label wizard document creation (2 in 1) [Michael Stahl]
  85. tdf#74479 treat empty cells as if they have a value of 0. [Kohei Yoshida]
  86. tdf#74489 replace '\n' to ' ' in fields (e.g. multiline headings) [Andras Timar]
  87. tdf#74495 gbuild: AutoInstall: add support for ComponentCondition [Michael Stahl]
  88. tdf#74506 template manager-store selection before calling dialog [Joren De Cuyper]
  89. tdf#74507 ensure that we have non-null pointer to ScColumn. [Kohei Yoshida]
  90. tdf#74512 generate escaped sheet names after the grammer is set. [Kohei Yoshida]
  91. tdf#74516 avoid excessive building of escaped sheet names. [Kohei Yoshida]
  92. tdf#74519 don't drag around and use an uninitialized variable. [Michael Meeks]
  93. tdf#74521 only pick cell notes for that sheet, and skip the rest. [Kohei Yoshida]
  94. tdf#74535 don't forget clear the edit engine before re-using it. [Kohei Yoshida]
  95. tdf#74553 use the shared formula column position Excel tells you... [Kohei Yoshida]
  96. tdf#74556 correctly handle note captions life cycles. [Kohei Yoshida]
  97. tdf#74597 Java on Mac doesn't use javaldx/library path fiddling [Stephan Bergmann]
  98. tdf#74622 re-intern shared strings copied between documents [Eike Rathke]
  99. tdf#74780 correct export of User Variable Input Fields [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
  100. tdf#74820 failed to recognized Heading 6-Export to MediaWiki [Julien Nabet]
  101. tdf#74824 update mdds to 0.10.2 which fixes one crasher bug. [Kohei Yoshida]
  102. i#101863 [Interoperability] can't open *.xlsx file which is protected via MS 2007 [Markus Mohrhard]
  103. i#121136 Improve Spreadsheet performance in some area [Eike Rathke]
  104. i#124178 New InputFields - Reopened file is corrupted if there is text after the InputField [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
  105. i#124179 New InputFields for UserFields don't update automatically [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
  106. i#86296 runner: toolkit.UnoControlContainerModel::com::sun::star::awt::UnoControlContainerModel [Stephan Bergmann]
  107. rhbz#1017379 libreoffice impress imports animated motion paths incorrectly from powerpoint [David Tardon]
  108. rhbz#1047871 calc: Conditional formatting dialog has unreachable controls on lower screen resolution [Caolán McNamara]