Releases/4.2.7/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

Features for this version are 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 4.2.6 secfix/RC3:

  1. bnc#467459 fix editeng text search with expanded fields. [Michael Meeks]
  2. bnc#480256 OOXML import: Respect table background properties a bit more [Matúš Kukan]
  3. bnc#529470 I can't remove a path in AutoText dialog [Tor Lillqvist]
  4. bnc#580834 HTML import: Embed images if source URL is a local file. [Matúš Kukan]
  5. bnc#584721 invisible text because of wrong color (white) [Zolnai Tamás]
  6. bnc#591147 OOXML import: Import video file too. [Matúš Kukan]
  7. bnc#592918 display data description in pivot table. [Kohei Yoshida]
  8. bnc#621241 do not compress WMF / EMF file incase of OOXML export [Nikhil Walvekar]
  9. bnc#648251 avoid opening embedded OLE object as "text" [Tor Lillqvist]
  10. bnc#719994 fix the duotone filter to actually produce duotone [Tor Lillqvist]
  11. bnc#770711 make changing table text color in impress always work [Matúš Kukan]
  12. bnc#787942 fix reading a .doc that has frame anchored to the end of page [Luboš Luňák]
  13. bnc#822170 let's not even try to export invalid chart objects. [Kohei Yoshida]
  14. bnc#822347 if number type is not set, skip numbering [Tomaž Vajngerl]
  15. bnc#862510 fix some number format issues, [Matúš Kukan, Tor Lillqvist]
  16. bnc#862514 handle corner case in slide sorter correctly. [Jan Holesovsky]
  17. bnc#881024 handle 0 font height just like outdev & drawinglayer [Tomaž Vajngerl]
  18. bnc#881025 mark axis a percent axis only when all data series are percent. [Kohei Yoshida]
  19. bnc#883684 make chart objects exempt from automatic unloading. [Kohei Yoshida]
  20. bnc#885548 reset the default user to the document owner at the end. [Kohei Yoshida]
  21. bnc#886540 let's not push the available area down when no titles are there. [Kohei Yoshida]
  22. bnc#887225 OOXML import: Correctly apply table style for lastRow. [Matúš Kukan]
  23. bnc#887227 do not set TextAutoGrowHeight for vertical text. [Matúš Kukan]
  24. bnc#887230 always use theme color for hyperlinks in Impress [Matúš Kukan]
  25. bnc#887307 ODF files not showing up on Windows search [Andras Timar]
  26. bnc#891663 revert "handle docx's w:anchor layoutInCell attribute " [Luboš Luňák, Andras Timar]
  27. bnc#892610 OOXML import: Improve chart number formats. [Matúš Kukan]
  28. bnc#897769 OOXML import: Import border lines using reference too. [Matúš Kukan]
  29. coverity#1194911 unchecked dynamic_cast [Miklos Vajna]
  30. coverity#1209547 fix build, Unchecked dynamic_cast [Caolán McNamara]
  31. collabora#1000087 fix ignoring large twips values like MSO does [Matúš Kukan]
  32. tdf#39477 mac Keyboard shortcut Option key ko in Customize dialog [Julien Nabet]
  33. tdf#46037 $(workdirurl) was always empty [Stephan Bergmann]
  34. tdf#46635 don't loop autosave if userautosave fails [Maxim Monastirsky]
  35. tdf#49280 mac Keyboard shortcut Option key ko in Customize dialog [Julien Nabet]
  36. tdf#52226 ensure graphics are swapped in on DrawingML::WriteImage [Caolán McNamara]
  37. tdf#53920 switch back tab at RefButton closure time [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
  38. tdf#62250 absent value cell values are not NaN, set to 0.0 [Eike Rathke]
  39. tdf#63905 make Draw use paper size when printing [Eilidh McAdam, Caolán McNamara]
  40. tdf#65281 empty/Not empty doesn't work in columns with date format [David Ostrovsky]
  41. tdf#65836 do not compress WMF / EMF file incase of OOXML export [Nikhil Walvekar]
  42. tdf#69282 sw: fix updating of page styles via SwDocShell::_LoadStyles() [Michael Stahl]
  43. tdf#71076 preserve number formats when charts are copied. [Kohei Yoshida]
  44. tdf#71625 don't loop autosave if userautosave fails [Maxim Monastirsky]
  45. tdf#71767 preserve number formats when charts are copied. [Kohei Yoshida]
  46. tdf#73608 don't crash on missing table styles [Caolán McNamara]
  47. tdf#74295 win32 fpicker: correctly set the default file name [Aurimas Fišeras]
  48. tdf#75380 let's not always set the line style to NONE here. [Kohei Yoshida]
  49. tdf#77516 sub-grid shouldn't be allowed as 0 [Caolán McNamara]
  50. tdf#77813 $(workdirurl) was always empty [Stephan Bergmann]
  51. tdf#78502 writerfilter: RTF import: handle \u keyword inside levelnumbers [Michael Stahl]
  52. tdf#78554 SVG: Text from SVG no longer displayed in LibreOffice [Joren De Cuyper]
  53. tdf#78598 avoid use of invalidated pointers [David Tardon]
  54. tdf#78904 LO hangs while saving the document. [Umesh Kadam]
  55. tdf#79129 crash in oox::drawingml::LayoutNode::setupShape [Caolán McNamara]
  56. tdf#79130 crash in DomainMapper_Impl::CloseFieldCommand [Caolán McNamara]
  57. tdf#79131 crash in EnhancedCustomShapeTypeNames::Get [Caolán McNamara]
  58. tdf#79391 LO hangs while saving the document. [Umesh Kadam]
  59. tdf#79441 check for empty slots' valid NULL pointer, [Eike Rathke]
  60. tdf#79578 properly update formulas upon change in db collection. [Kohei Yoshida]
  61. tdf#79676 initialize with a default chart only from the UI. [Kohei Yoshida]
  62. tdf#80501 ensure that we notify each listener only once. [Kohei Yoshida]
  63. tdf#80846 get the parameter order right. [Kohei Yoshida]
  64. tdf#80874 sort causes crash [Deena Francis]
  65. tdf#80906 Delete any control on Dialog editing window crashes LO [Julien Nabet]
  66. tdf#80986 disable highlight DOCX import [Zolnai Tamás]
  67. tdf#81010 sort causes crash [Deena Francis]
  68. tdf#81046 don't crash on compilers that enforce exception specs [Caolán McNamara]
  69. tdf#81084 sort causes crash [Deena Francis]
  70. tdf#81284 don't write to zero length files [Maxim Monastirsky]
  71. tdf#81304 don't parse file name as part of URL [David Tardon]
  72. tdf#81309 adjust references during sort. [Kohei Yoshida]
  73. tdf#81330 when moving to a different sheet, set 3D flag on. [Kohei Yoshida]
  74. tdf#81357 no fallback for special codes without country [Eike Rathke]
  75. tdf#81384 writerfilter: turn the horrible btLr cell text dir hack [Michael Stahl]
  76. tdf#81445 display correct label for empty cell. [Kohei Yoshida]
  77. tdf#81457 skip setting an empty allocation [Caolán McNamara]
  78. tdf#81470 fix a crasher during xlsx export with revisions. [Kohei Yoshida]
  79. tdf#81516 vcl: limit number of CFFs read from font [Michael Stahl, Audrey Tang]
  80. tdf#81552 fail nicely if avahi doesn't let libreoffice publish items [Bryan Quigley]
  81. tdf#81581 Mediawiki doesn't recognize underlining [Julien Nabet]
  82. tdf#81592 use 24-bit color depth, not 256 colors when converting an EPS-file. [Björgvin Ragnarsson]
  83. tdf#81598 enhanced handling of multiple ClipRegions... [Armin Le Grand]
  84. tdf#81617 split formula groups at sort range boundaries. [Kohei Yoshida]
  85. tdf#81641 create new styles with an initial name [Caolán McNamara]
  86. tdf#81696 sort causes crash [Deena Francis]
  87. tdf#81835 don't prefer GDI Metafiles to RTF/HTML -- correctly. [Andrzej Hunt]
  88. tdf#81993 revert "Update default alignment ... [Michael Stahl]
  89. tdf#81995 fix Outline numbering tab page [Michael Stahl]
  90. tdf#82137 don't include working directory in tarballs [Christian Lohmaier]
  91. tdf#82165 ODF import: clear all shapes when removing header content [Michael Stahl]
  92. tdf#82183 do not reset globals while loading a document [Eike Rathke]
  93. tdf#82355 crash on loading ppt [Caolán McNamara]
  94. tdf#82427 disambiguate "NOT LIKE 'foo'" [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  95. tdf#82747 crash on opening wikipedia ODT Book [Julien Nabet]
  96. tdf#82994 added missing media extensions [Daniel Sikeler]
  97. tdf#83062 infinite recursion [Caolán McNamara]
  98. tdf#83137 NULL pAction [Caolán McNamara]
  99. tdf#83764 ensure that the row position is below MAXROW. [Kohei Yoshida]
  100. tdf#83848 add GetAddressConvention to RefButton [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
  101. tdf#84009 be sure to update the sheet index when moving the sort range. [Kohei Yoshida]
  102. i#119287 corrected default style for draw objects... [Armin Le Grand]
  103. i#119464 revert "Update default alignment ... [Michael Stahl]
  104. i#123048 infinite recursion [Caolán McNamara]
  105. i#125289 do apply possible changed <GraphicStreamURL>... [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
  106. i#125300 enhanced handling of multiple ClipRegions... [Armin Le Grand]
  107. rhbz#1079672 FileDialogHelper: don't hand out stale preview Graphic [Michael Stahl]
  108. rhbz#1121254 reload font list from shell on change [David Tardon]
  109. rhbz#1121341 [abrt] libreoffice-core: Window::ImplAddDel(): soffice.bin killed by SIGSEGV [Caolán McNamara]