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    General for this RC: release configuration

    • the Linux and Mac packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 4.4, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
    • LibreOffice for Mac OS X needs to be run at least once before installing a LanguagePack tdf#89657
    • the Windows package will update a previously installed version of LibreOffice


    • 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.
    • Trying to scan with the 64bit version on Windows causes a crash tdf#92478. Please use your system's scanning tool as a workaround.

    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 5.0.4 final (rc2):

    1. coverity#1341875 lwp cycle 1 fixes [Caolán McNamara]
    2. coverity#1343623 logically dead code [Caolán McNamara]
    3. coverity#1343624 logically dead code [Caolán McNamara]
    4. coverity#1343625 logically dead code [Caolán McNamara]
    5. coverity#1343626 logically dead code [Caolán McNamara]
    6. coverity#1343627 logically dead code [Caolán McNamara]
    7. coverity#1343629 logically dead code [Caolán McNamara]
    8. rhbz#1277445 Having a simple LO odt-file opening very slowly in F23 in gnome sessions [Jan Holesovsky]
    9. rhbz#1283426 [abrt] libreoffice-core: gdk_x11_screen_get_screen_number(): soffice.bin killed by SIGSEGV [Caolán McNamara]
    10. rhbz#1285364 [gtk3] [wayland] URLs can't be opened [Caolán McNamara]
    11. rhbz#1286416 [abrt] soffice.bin killed in llvm::MachineFrameInfo::setObjectAlignment [Stephan Bergmann]
    12. tdf#45418 FILEOPEN: IMPORT XSLT Filter do not work on LINK or Insert [Maxim Monastirsky]
    13. tdf#50950 modify calc functions WEEKNUM, WEEKNUM_ADD to comply with ODFF1.2 [Eike Rathke]
    14. tdf#62381 CRASH when select slide with NPAPI plug-in object in Slides pane [Stephan Bergmann]
    15. tdf#65439 Export to PDF/A-1a gives transparency warning even when no transparent object is present [Julien Nabet]
    16. tdf#71622 SVG file inserted as picture is not compressed [Thorsten Behrens]
    17. tdf#73006 EDITING: Results filled in wrong cells after Text to Columns [Dennis Francis]
    18. tdf#75256 Meta: incomplete Sifr icon theme [Cassandra Freund]
    19. tdf#75637 LOCALHELP: Images not displayed with newer icon themes [Stephan Bergmann]
    20. tdf#77514 FORMATTING: CJK ruby text (furigana) in vertical mode pushes characters to the left of the base line [Mark Hung]
    21. tdf#83126 Find All: Ignores Search Direction Rows option [Julien Nabet]
    22. tdf#86784 make soffice commandline in javaunohelper Bootstrap.bootstrap() configurable [Katarina Behrens]
    23. tdf#86845 DIALOG: Hyperlink details not retained between tabs [Caolán McNamara]
    24. tdf#89031 EDITING - Calc Function suggestion too agressive [Winfried Donkers]
    25. tdf#89236 FILESAVE Error opening password protected calc files [Matúš Kukan]
    26. tdf#90606 Crash when delete a large part of a column with shift cells left [Arul]
    27. tdf#91880 Impress Crash when defining progressive filling color [Caolán McNamara]
    28. tdf#92045 Unchecking blinking font effect does not work with DOCX [Miklos Vajna]
    29. tdf#92203 REPORT BUILDER: save icon is not enable in spite of of modify report. [Maxim Monastirsky]
    30. tdf#92379 ODF import: styles with fo:background-color wrongly imported causing wrong frame and paragraph backgrounds [Miklos Vajna]
    31. tdf#92623 mail merge crashes between step 6 and 7 [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
    32. tdf#92754 FILESAVE : Excel Chart content type is not exported properly (OLE - docx). [yogesh.bharate001]
    33. tdf#93009 PRINTING Comments on the side of document not visible in a print due to font color problem (white on white) (regression) [Miklos Vajna]
    34. tdf#93565 MAILMERGE: Mail merge doesn't work with version 5.0 (individual documents in PDF format does not increment to next record data) [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
    35. tdf#93703 SVG imported does not show in presentation, but in editor [Caolán McNamara]
    36. tdf#93949 FILESAVE: Saving as XLS results in invalid/broken document without chart [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    37. tdf#94208 Undo after Control-D Fill doesn't broadcast deleted (undo-inserted) cells for calculation [Eike Rathke]
    38. tdf#94689 Crash on new file, close file, open file [László Németh]
    39. tdf#94701 PB : Insert a new legend below element (image, tab etc..) [Caolán McNamara]
    40. tdf#94715 Crash when closing Table Design [Michael Meeks]
    41. tdf#94739 Images are distorted diagonally on PDF export when OpenGL rendering is enabled [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    42. tdf#94831 crashes with an image from a https hyperlink [Matúš Kukan]
    43. tdf#94851 Images are not printed (paper and PDF) with OpenGL activated [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    44. tdf#95194 Incorrect glyph orientation when exporting RTL vertical text from Writer to PDF [Tor Lillqvist]
    45. tdf#95440 Strange recalculation formulas [Eike Rathke]
    46. tdf#95494 Calc can not sort Chinese word by stroke and radical [Jingtao Yan]
    47. tdf#95614 Linked images - read error, flickering, freeze in Writer 5.X.X [László Németh]
    48. tdf#95629 CSV "Save as..." format is wrong when exporting from XLSB with a final \r in a cell value [Eike Rathke]
    49. tdf#95700 Index dialog cut off [Caolán McNamara]
    50. tdf#95744 Writer -- Name given to Shape draw objects is not saved to ODF archive, gone when document is reopened [Oliver Specht]
    51. tdf#95748 FILEOPEN: erroneous circular reference (Err:522) when loading a .xls file [Eike Rathke]
    52. tdf#95903 PyUNO connection makes LibreOffice x64 crash [Stephan Bergmann]
    53. tdf#95960 UI - Displaced field value widget in User-Defined Document Properties [Caolán McNamara]
    54. tdf#96012 Type Formatting - unable to navigate Column Information editing interface [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    55. tdf#96051 FILESAVE: Roundtrip any PPTX file with Shapes creates invalid OOXML [Zolnai Tamás]
    56. tdf#96070 Vertical ruler has no number with openGL enabled [Tor Lillqvist]
    57. tdf#96113 Load/Save - Missing background colors of frame [Miklos Vajna]
    58. tdf#96125 FORMATTING: Writer paragraph text-to-text alignment doesn't work [Mark Hung]
    59. tdf#96198 Editing: Function WEEKNUM() gives different values if opend in LO or older versions [Eike Rathke]
    60. tdf#96234 Type Formatting, primary key checkbox never checked [Julien Nabet]
    61. tdf#96353 spell checking options dialog is not resizable [Andras Timar]
    62. tdf#96368 No selection in Address source book + Click Next button may give some error about Evolution [Julien Nabet]
    63. tdf#96461 ODBC time/timestamp wrong DecimalDigits parameter to SQLBindParameter [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    64. tdf#96479 Bookmark end node is destroyed by inserting text [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
    65. tdf#96480 Crash with copy/cut (thus clip board use) from apparently corrupt paragraph(s) from specific doc [Michael Stahl]
    66. tdf#96572 garbage for null in non-nullable integer field [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    67. tdf#96606 Bring shipped Spanish dictionary up to version 2.0 [Ricardo Palomares]
    68. tdf#96674 drawingML import: fully vertical lines are imported as horizontal ones [Miklos Vajna]
    69. tdf#96713 Insert -> Document: "Read Error. Error reading file" for FODT [Maxim Monastirsky]
    70. tdf#96782 Please update German dictionary for de_AT, de_CH, de_DE [Andras Timar]
    71. tdf#96855 LO51RC1 Online help content selection no longer offers help for "LibreOffice Basic" [Stephan Bergmann]