Releases/4.2.6/RC1

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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:
    • LibreOffice Windows installers are signed by The Document Foundation.

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 debugging 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 4.2.5 final/RC2:

  1. bnc#593614 avoid rendering artefacts in presentation mode. [Matúš Kukan]
  2. bnc#812796 don't create data series when the series has no values. [Kohei Yoshida]
  3. bnc#822625 Cache minimum height for table cells. [Matúš Kukan]
  4. bnc#828390 reset charescapement. [Muthu Subramanian]
  5. bnc#862510 extend handling of txXfrm [Zolnai Tamás]
  6. bnc#865381 DOCX import: handle w:jc=center inside w:textDirection=btLr [Miklos Vajna]
  7. bnc#870237 wrong text position in grouped list [Zolnai Tamás]
  8. bnc#875715 fix reading of section margins [Luboš Luňák]
  9. bnc#875717 handle direct formatting for numbering in .docx [Luboš Luňák]
  10. bnc#875718 discard more header/footer stuff when discarding headers/footers [Luboš Luňák]
  11. bnc#880763 PPTX import: wrong z-order becuause of wrong import order [Zolnai Tamás]
  12. bnc#882383 do not ignore themeOverride for charts in .pptx [Matúš Kukan]
  13. bnc#882595 process VBA blobs before formula cells. [Kohei Yoshida]
  14. bnc#882627 allow to edit spacing to contents even with no borders visible. [Matúš Kukan]
  15. bnc#882631 do not hide top of the first row when editing text in table cells. [Matúš Kukan]
  16. bnc#884615 VML import: import OLE objects in header with background wrapping [Miklos Vajna]
  17. coverity#736074 missing break in switch [Caolán McNamara]
  18. coverity#1019335 crash converting fontwork to curve [Caolán McNamara]
  19. coverity#1078626 missing break in switch [Caolán McNamara]
  20. coverity#1158240 dereference before null check [Caolán McNamara]
  21. coverity#1222239 untrusted value as argument [Caolán McNamara]
  22. coverity#1222240 untrusted value as argument [Caolán McNamara]
  23. collabora#2013101510000026 fix crash loading 3.doc [Caolán McNamara]
  24. deb#749592 mysql-connector doesn't work with remote connections [Noel Grandin]
  25. tdf#33455 retain color on scaling of 1 bit depth pngs [Caolán McNamara]
  26. tdf#37401 fixed the old vector length [Hideki Ikeda]
  27. tdf#38844 avoid rendering artefacts in presentation mode. [Matúš Kukan]
  28. tdf#39944 fix mapping for some a11y roles to ATK [Jacobo Aragunde Pérez]
  29. tdf#42747 limits need to multiplied by num of decimal places [Caolán McNamara]
  30. tdf#43277 send Legacy Report "E-Mail as ..."=>error message [Julien Nabet]
  31. tdf#51763 make title of dialog localisable [Joren De Cuyper]
  32. tdf#54155 Crash when playing with a Group inside a Group [Julien Nabet]
  33. tdf#55381 DOCX import: fix additional empty paragraphs around footnote text [Miklos Vajna]
  34. tdf#58774 Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer [Julien Nabet]
  35. tdf#63378 enable Impress Remote Dialog menu item for all view shells. [Andrzej Hunt]
  36. tdf#64530 check for empty string before accessing first element [Markus Mohrhard]
  37. tdf#65583 elements Dock window needs scroll bar [Thomas Arnhold]
  38. tdf#67935 "print on group change" acted as "print in first group instance" [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  39. tdf#67937 "print on group change" defaults to TRUE [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  40. tdf#68663 revert "don't blindly force categories when there are" [Kohei Yoshida]
  41. tdf#69649 RTF import: don't crash on empty TOC result [Miklos Vajna, Vinaya Mandke]
  42. tdf#70596 dependency problem with debian packages for master/dev builds [Christian Lohmaier]
  43. tdf#71616 elements dock: Better display of scalable braces [Thomas Arnhold]
  44. tdf#72157 webdav: Release WebDAV file lock on document close. [Matúš Kukan]
  45. tdf#72727 revert "-Werror=unused-but-set-variable second try" [Kohei Yoshida]
  46. tdf#73241 RTF import: ignore page break in tables [Miklos Vajna]
  47. tdf#73352 don't crash if clearWarnings throws an SQLException [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  48. tdf#75339 substituting XInterface* eq. for object eq. requires queryInterface [Stephan Bergmann]
  49. tdf#75364 flat style and 3d style were swapped [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  50. tdf#75971 unify the handling of string position arguments [Julien Nabet, Eike Rathke]
  51. tdf#76140 reimplement XIRR OpenCL test. [Kohei Yoshida]
  52. tdf#76160 calc invalid image position on zooming [Damien Chambe]
  53. tdf#76324 make pasting a lot of cell notes faster by disabling broadcasting. [Matúš Kukan]
  54. tdf#76633 writerfilter RTF import: disappear the rectangle shapes on images [Michael Stahl]
  55. tdf#76803 writerfilter: fix image wrap polygon import again [Michael Stahl]
  56. tdf#77057 quick fix: do not touch KindMap for alien file types [Andras Timar]
  57. tdf#77506 more reliable way to determine label strings. [Kohei Yoshida]
  58. tdf#77584 mysql-connector doesn't work with remote connections [Noel Grandin]
  59. tdf#77831 use classic token rules for user-defined char (%foo) [Caolán McNamara]
  60. tdf#77844 fix header wrongly enabled from .doc [Luke Deller]
  61. tdf#77979 writerfilter RTF import: read encoded font name [Michael Stahl, Stephan Bergmann]
  62. tdf#78404 added SdrEndTextEdit before replacing... [Armin Le Grand]
  63. tdf#78477 ensure offset + sizeof(value) is in bounds [Caolán McNamara]
  64. tdf#78758 sw: RTF export: don't export multiple \fldrst for one hyperlink [Michael Stahl]
  65. tdf#78953 secured usage of LayerTabBar in Draw... [Armin Le Grand]
  66. tdf#79012 wrong path to dictionaries [Caolán McNamara]
  67. tdf#79021 cannot delete ListBox from inside its own Select handler [Caolán McNamara]
  68. tdf#79151 no need to offset column index by category labels. [Kohei Yoshida]
  69. tdf#79174 use 3D address when the input and output are on different sheets. [Kohei Yoshida]
  70. tdf#79228 do not replace a General format with a General format [Eike Rathke]
  71. tdf#79275 file Properties dialog’s layout is subpar [Caolán McNamara]
  72. tdf#79276 add fallback system for autocorrection of French variants [Julien Nabet]
  73. tdf#79360 impress hangs on using sidebar new style [Caolán McNamara]
  74. tdf#79384 replace the work-around with a different one [Miklos Vajna, Michael Stahl]
  75. tdf#79451 document must be set modified when range name is defined, [Markus Mohrhard]
  76. tdf#79493 refresh Tables option fails with Firebird [Julien Nabet]
  77. tdf#79547 fix for pre-rendered Table Of Contents [Vinaya Mandke]
  78. tdf#79714 OSX-crash opening query or table in embedded Firebird ODB [Julien Nabet]
  79. tdf#79786 implement getFormOperations for data grid (table view) [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  80. tdf#79883 the page view object contact must exist [David Tardon]
  81. tdf#79957 propagate ForceArray through jump tokens [Eike Rathke]
  82. tdf#79978 propagate error through DoubleArray of matrix [Eike Rathke]
  83. tdf#80009 xmloff: ignore excessive fo:clip values [Michael Stahl]
  84. tdf#80014 vcl: fix drawing of linear gradients [Michael Stahl]
  85. tdf#80140 a11y crash on changing text via spellchecker in impress [Caolán McNamara]
  86. tdf#80160 PNG with 1-bit colormap only show black and white [Caolán McNamara]
  87. tdf#80166 check input against date acceptance pattern plausibility [Eike Rathke]
  88. tdf#80327 sound list box when non-English UI [Julien Nabet]
  89. tdf#80661 clash with a global symbol from libreoffice [David Tardon]
  90. tdf#80681 widget is not transparent [Caolán McNamara]
  91. tdf#80813 avoid FMR by re-fetch pattern after a potential re-calculation. [Michael Meeks]
  92. i#39528 fixed the old vector length [Hideki Ikeda]
  93. i#87182 secured usage of LayerTabBar in Draw... [Armin Le Grand]
  94. i#93570 fix crash loading 3.doc [Caolán McNamara]
  95. i#119307 widget is not transparent [Caolán McNamara]
  96. i#123468 added SdrEndTextEdit before replacing... [Armin Le Grand]
  97. i#125000 check last status of newly created... [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
  98. rhbz#1104068 [abrt] libreoffice-core: poll(): soffice.bin killed by SIGSEGV [Caolán McNamara]
  99. rhbz#1105376 FlatODF import/export does not work unless libreoffice-xsltfilter is installed [David Tardon]