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    Note: Beta2 was skipped/not officially released


    General for this Beta: parallel installation

    • This Beta release will install in parallel to your existing LibreOffice installation.


    • LibreOffice 5.0 will be made available as 64bit version in addition to the 32bit version. Installing the 64bit version requires Windows Vista or newer, the 32bit Version runs on Windows XP or newer.

    New Features

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

    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 compared to the 5.0.0 Beta1:

    1. i#116959 gbuild: document what CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS etc. *actually* do [Michael Stahl]
    2. i#124703 do not convert ooxml preset shape modifier values [Andras Timar]
    3. tdf#34724 "Jan1, 2015" is a valid date [Eike Rathke]
    4. tdf#36406 CRASH - Calc Insert Columns Left [Takeshi Abe]
    5. tdf#46440 SIGSEGV on toolkit bootstrap without running instance [Caolán McNamara]
    6. tdf#54346 remove confusing description for function WEEKDAY [Winfried Donkers]
    7. tdf#55292 AutoCorrect: fix not immediately replacement of Emoji :short_names: [László Németh]
    8. tdf#67712 form controls and draw objects [Henry Castro]
    9. tdf#68797 form controls and draw objects [Henry Castro]
    10. tdf#74132 do not interrupt search in Impress and Draw. [Jan Holesovsky]
    11. tdf#75256 improve Sifr [Cassandra Freund]
    12. tdf#79639 DOCX import: don't delay text frame conversion of in-header tables [Miklos Vajna]
    13. tdf#79780 use SelectHdl instead of ClickHdl [Caolán McNamara]
    14. tdf#81475 additional work on the formatting and draw toolbar [Yousuf Philips]
    15. tdf#82553 DOCX import: handle table margin when converting floattables [Miklos Vajna]
    16. tdf#82591 ORowSetBase::getRow handles insert row correctly [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    17. tdf#84254 DrawingML export fix [Andras Timar]
    18. tdf#84483 postit layout not available in print preview mode [Caolán McNamara]
    19. tdf#86614 adjusting some text entries and rearranging and removing others [Yousuf Philips]
    20. tdf#87245 secondary pool set to that of temp docs drawing layers [Caolán McNamara]
    21. tdf#87373 bad text spacing on OS X [Thorsten Wagner]
    22. tdf#87509 fix default sdr attribute is special object. [Thorsten Behrens]
    23. tdf#87822 impress: hide common task toolbar in master view [Philippe Jung]
    24. tdf#87862 rearranging the lower half of slide transition tab [Rishabh Kumar]
    25. tdf#88178 avoid naming two distinct buttons the same… [Adolfo Jayme Barrientos]
    26. tdf#88276 toolbar|sidebar button for text background colour [Katarina Behrens]
    27. tdf#88675 fix display names for hicontrast and tango_testing [Tobias Lippert]
    28. tdf#89104 missing actions from toolbar [Caolán McNamara]
    29. tdf#89231 if no font has 0x202F fallback to a normal space [Caolán McNamara]
    30. tdf#89731 numberingChange feature not available in writer [Caolán McNamara]
    31. tdf#89904 allow the options color page to load/save palettes [Caolán McNamara]
    32. tdf#90127 read icon theme from the config when called too early. [Jan Holesovsky]
    33. tdf#90155 don't hide+show window before initial show completes [Caolán McNamara]
    34. tdf#90315 RTF import: fix \colsx default value [Miklos Vajna]
    35. tdf#90338 related: ignore empty shape handles struct [Andras Timar]
    36. tdf#90435 secondary pool set to that of temp docs drawing layers [Caolán McNamara]
    37. tdf#90452 breeze: StartCenter new icons according to [andreas_ka]
    38. tdf#90694 reset group area listeners when splitting group [Eike Rathke]
    39. tdf#90804 remove SfxFieldUnit enum [Andras Timar]
    40. tdf#90809 i18npool: fix crash in Thai break iterator [Michael Stahl]
    41. tdf#90882 add table insert uno commands to menu bar and fix labels [Yousuf Philips]
    42. tdf#90888 shrink the properties sidebar sections in Calc [Rishabh Kumar]
    43. tdf#90946 sw: ODF import: ignore invalid gradient-name if style SOLID [Michael Stahl]
    44. tdf#90960 toggle out of paste-mode on editing an object [Caolán McNamara]
    45. tdf#90996 don't overwrite comments in ScTable::FillFormulaVertical [Mike Kaganski]
    46. tdf#90999 import spreadsheetML cells with inline formatting tags [Robert Antoni Buj Gelonch]
    47. tdf#91095 svx: avoid unconditional SdrObject -> SdrObjCustomShape static_cast [Miklos Vajna]
    48. tdf#91140 tweak fix a bit, turns out xmloff was also passing empty URL [Michael Stahl]
    49. tdf#91145 set Cell Background Color in Table Broken in Writer 5.0 [Bjoern Michaelsen]
    50. tdf#91199 add Venetian [vec-IT] locale data [Eike Rathke]
    51. tdf#91228 fix Writer crash [Philippe Jung]
    52. tdf#91260 cleanup - textboxes extending beyond the page [László Németh]
    53. tdf#91283 reset the PrinterController during dispose. [Michael Meeks]
    54. tdf#91366 invalidate only individual menu items to render highlight. [Michael Meeks]
    55. tdf#91381 fix a couple of animation related lifecycle issues. [Michael Meeks]
    56. tdf#91389 EDITING: Crash when deleting header [Philippe Jung]
    57. tdf#91395 avoid post-dispose charmap crasher. [Michael Meeks]
    58. tdf#91396 VclPtr: crash after tool options and sidebar switching [Caolán McNamara]
    59. tdf#91403 no wrtshell during initial layout [Caolán McNamara]
    60. tdf#91404 check if the item position is valid [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    61. tdf#91416 fix some incorrectly allocated VirtualDevices. [Michael Meeks, Caolán McNamara]
    62. tdf#91420 "Jan1, 2015" is a valid date [Eike Rathke]
    63. tdf#91425 CRASH - Calc Insert Columns Left [Takeshi Abe]
    64. tdf#91426 fix DX canvas - missed by VclPtr / Clang plugin. [Michael Meeks]
    65. tdf#91429 do not convert ooxml preset shape modifier values [Andras Timar]
    66. tdf#91431 fix post-dispose focus issue in color window. [Michael Meeks]
    67. tdf#91432 breeze: fix and add Calc InsertXBeforeAfter icons [andreas_ka]
    68. tdf#91438 rename uno commands in toolbar xml and fix icons [Yousuf Philips]
    69. tdf#91450 fix infinite invalidation loop [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    70. tdf#91462 MenuBarHighlightTextColor should default to MenuHighlightTextColor [Caolán McNamara]
    71. tdf#91469 convert links in help/about to https [Julien Nabet]
    72. tdf#91484 fix macro editor - Invalidate in paint [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    73. tdf#91489 CONDITIONAL FORMATTING: Crash on select Icon Set from dialog [Philippe Jung]
    74. tdf#91499 cleanup AnyRefDialog VclPtr's with an explicit dispose method. [Michael Meeks]
    75. tdf#91525 dispose SfxControllerItem member. [Michael Meeks]
    76. tdf#91529 hopefully fixes the issue by painting immediately [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    77. tdf#91534 writer crash using Gallery icon in sidebar [Julien Nabet]
    78. tdf#91542 related: line box width cannot be changed [Caolán McNamara]
    79. tdf#91543 TABLE DESIGN window menu option Close causes BASE to crash [Noel Grandin]
    80. tdf#91575 CRASH: when "My Macros & Dialogs Standard" window close [Noel Grandin]
    81. tdf#91577 fix unique_ptr conversion bugs in reportdesign. [Michael Meeks, Noel Grandin]
    82. tdf#91582 initialize charmap when selecting in SvxShowCharSet [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    83. tdf#91592 WRITER crashes when navigating through comments [Philippe Jung]
    84. tdf#91602 sw: prevent recursive layout crash [Michael Stahl]
    85. tdf#91633 dispose chart data-table entries correctly. [Michael Meeks]
    86. tdf#91637 avoid -1 string index [Caolán McNamara]
    87. tdf#91649 call ApplySettings at a more correct place [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    88. tdf#91650 add missing small freeze pane icon [Yousuf Philips]
    89. tdf#91652 store PDF FilterConfigItem options in dispose. [Michael Meeks]
    90. tdf#91653 give this command a saner name [Adolfo Jayme Barrientos]
    91. tdf#91671 avoid use of already disposed control [David Tardon]
    92. tdf#91672 crash in base report - right click in page header section [Caolán McNamara]
    93. tdf#91673 wrong bit mask for BrowserMode [Caolán McNamara]
    94. tdf#91677 fix invidsible menu in Base [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    95. tdf#91695 partially Revert "crash on layout of novell622972-2.html" [Caolán McNamara]
    96. tdf#91702 fix stack-based MessBox allocation. [Michael Meeks]
    97. tdf#91720 after MailMerge print, plain std print is not possible [Juergen Funk]
    98. tdf#91726 AutoFormat: Crash when using an existing name [Julien Nabet]
    99. tdf#91840 default to transparent text background [Katarina Behrens]
    100. tdf#91849 add Tigrigna (Ethiopia) [ti-ET] locale data [Eike Rathke]
    101. tdf#91864 unset a dying childwindow as the active window [Caolán McNamara]
    102. tdf#91890 impress Crash when click on Transition icon in sidebar [Rishabh Kumar]
    103. tdf#91911 start Center: Use a different icon for Recent Files [Adolfo Jayme Barrientos]
    104. tdf#91917 avoid layout recursion differently [Michael Stahl]