Releases/5.4.2/RC1

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Installation

General for this Release Candidate: parallel installation

  • This build is in release configuration
  • the Linux and Mac packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 5.3, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
  • the Windows package will update a previously installed version of LibreOffice

Windows

  • LibreOffice 5.4 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
  • Note: LibreOffice 5.4 will be the last codeline to support Windows XP or Vista - later versions will require Windows 7 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.

Collaborators

The full list of people who have collaborated in this release is here.

List of fixed bugs

Bugs fixed compared to 5.4.1 final (rc2)):

  1. bnc#825305 RTF import: fix HTML automatic spacing in styles [Miklos Vajna]
  2. fdo#75622 FILEOPEN: very slow on opening this slide with table [Tamás Zolnai]
  3. i#109369 Refactor row and column attribute storage in preparation for row limit increase [Noel Grandin]
  4. i#109373 Re-saving an ods document with auto-style ending at row 65536 causes hang [Noel Grandin]
  5. i#109384 Speed up ods document import post row limit increase [Noel Grandin]
  6. i#109385 Wrong type casting that would cause problem post row limit increase. [Noel Grandin]
  7. i#109386 Speed up pagenation performance [Noel Grandin]
  8. ofz#3092 direct-leak [Caolán McNamara]
  9. ofz#3110 GeneratePLCF only generated word6 sized missing entries [Caolán McNamara]
  10. ofz#3121 check bounds better [Caolán McNamara]
  11. ofz#3154 check bounds of special sprm [Caolán McNamara]
  12. ofz#3186 wrong starting offset for JOHAB 0x6D block [Caolán McNamara]
  13. ofz#3362 SYLK import: check ;X;Y;C;R col/row validity early [Eike Rathke]
  14. rhbz#1400287 Resizing properties window hides properties values [Caolán McNamara]
  15. rhbz#1467512 Unable to fill objects different from rectangles with bitmap patterns in the LO writer [Caolán McNamara]
  16. tdf#52510 Calc removes trailing semicolon in custom format , breaking Excel compatibility [Eike Rathke]
  17. tdf#62363 Data labels overlap in pie chart for small pies when "best fit" placement option is set. [Dennis Francis]
  18. tdf#85909 EDITING: Native tables visualization not refreshed after changes to borders [Tamás Zolnai]
  19. tdf#86019 Poor performance opening spreadsheet with a particular chart [Dennis Francis]
  20. tdf#88811 FILEOPEN: Drawing lines not imported from RTF [Miklos Vajna]
  21. tdf#91758 dash delimited dates entered are not correctly interpreted as Y-M-D in specific cases [Eike Rathke]
  22. tdf#93171 Subtotal function with function indexes 101-111 don't update when rows are hidden (hard recalculation is needed) [Eike Rathke]
  23. tdf#94882 FILEOPEN: content of header of page style not visible on loading .doc file [Luke Deller]
  24. tdf#95178 Export as PDF: Dialog-Box in Calc is too big with German UI [Adolfo Jayme Barrientos]
  25. tdf#95489 Character styles applied through the Styles menu does not function in some locales [Yousuf Philips]
  26. tdf#95960 UI - Displaced field value widget in User-Defined Document Properties [Caolán McNamara]
  27. tdf#96703 Exceptions com.sun.star.lang.NotInitializedException when opening odb file [Julien Nabet]
  28. tdf#97548 EDITING: When selecting cells for a formula, Ctrl is incorrectly behaving like Shift [Dennis Francis]
  29. tdf#98315 Function Wizard showing Breeze icons when in Sifr theme [Matthias Freund]
  30. tdf#98700 FILESAVE: toggled "keep with next paragraph" <w:keepNext/> incorrectly set when saving as DOCX [Justin Luth]
  31. tdf#100492 SVG export adds extra arrow heads [Vasily Melenchuk]
  32. tdf#100501 Support Java9 [Stephan Bergmann]
  33. tdf#101467 Template manager slow to load template previews [Julien Nabet]
  34. tdf#103734 EDITING: MIN()/MAX() do not propagate error from matrix in array formula [Eike Rathke]
  35. tdf#104141 FILEOPEN: PPT: .gif transparent background is imported as white (gtk3) [Caolán McNamara]
  36. tdf#104602 FILEOPEN DOCX: File appears to be empty [Justin Luth]
  37. tdf#104936 FILESAVE: RTF: Table's content is hidden behind a white frame after RT [Miklos Vajna]
  38. tdf#104937 FILEOPEN: RTF: table's columns are narrower than they should be [Miklos Vajna]
  39. tdf#106163 Create Table toolbar tool creates wrong number of columns in rtl environment [rtl, gtk3, regression] [Caolán McNamara]
  40. tdf#107249 Rendering of system font vertically cramped or cropped in dialog labels and controls in 5.3+ [Caolán McNamara]
  41. tdf#107480 FILEOPEN: RTF Auto spacing is 0.18 instead of 0.49 [Miklos Vajna]
  42. tdf#107730 CRASH when opening simple document containing shapes with OpenGL enabled [Caolán McNamara]
  43. tdf#107785 There's no download link to the SDK [Michael Stahl]
  44. tdf#107952 EDITING: Undo of formula changes doesn't show affected cells [Dennis Francis]
  45. tdf#108259 Autofilter can freeze LibreOffice [Eike Rathke]
  46. tdf#108299 CALC keeps running on exit after COPYing 3+ whole rows to clipboard with OPENGL enabled [Dennis Francis]
  47. tdf#108406 libreoffice from 5-4 branch shows a broken helpimg icon theme in options. [Andreas Brandner]
  48. tdf#108722 MAILMERGE: Assertion failed when editing address block (debug build) [Michael Stahl]
  49. tdf#108765 FILEOPEN: DOCX - Footnote paragraph and character styles opens incorrectly when styles not defined [Justin Luth]
  50. tdf#108795 Cannot enter colon or semicolon in formula bar (French version) [Eike Rathke]
  51. tdf#108926 Notes placeholder text boxes not shown in PPTs [Tamás Zolnai]
  52. tdf#108943 FILEOPEN: RTF: left margin on first paragraph's line is ignored [Miklos Vajna]
  53. tdf#108963 Original bounding box of rotated text shows as white overlay in the pdf file after exporting from Impress [Miklos Vajna]
  54. tdf#109052 Crash in: mergedlo.dll (see comment 3) [Tamás Zolnai]
  55. tdf#109104 ENCODEURL() function does not correctly encode newlines [Julien Nabet]
  56. tdf#109142 Tibetan long U not correctly rendered [Stephan Bergmann, Khaled Hosny]
  57. tdf#109184 FILEOPEN: DOCX - Table cells imported with white background when it should be no fill [Szymon Kłos]
  58. tdf#109241 python: Win32: urllib on https URLs fails due to loading wrong OpenSSL libraries [Michael Stahl]
  59. tdf#109261 Crash in: rtl_uString_acquire when adding a video to a slide with zero undo steps [Tamás Zolnai]
  60. tdf#109863 Crash in: XPropertyList::Count() [Tamás Zolnai]
  61. tdf#110077 Font name preview in dialog appears as black bar [Caolán McNamara]
  62. tdf#110355 Writer compatibility settings no longer persist [Vitaliy Anderson]
  63. tdf#110452 Alt+key shortcut assigned to a command that is used as a menu mnemonic opens the menu [Caolán McNamara]
  64. tdf#110737 No animations on gtk3 with two screens connected [Caolán McNamara]
  65. tdf#111073 Fullscreen: incorrect gif's background (gtk3) [Caolán McNamara]
  66. tdf#111483 FILEOPEN: Ole object not displayed (gtk3) [Caolán McNamara]
  67. tdf#111492 XHTML export does not honor numbering levels [Julien Nabet, Samuel Mehrbrodt]
  68. tdf#111548 PPTX: ActiveX checkbox control appear as picture [Tamás Zolnai]
  69. tdf#111634 Multiple memory leaks in libmacabdrv1 [Julien Nabet]
  70. tdf#111760 Crash when closing the save dialog after the main window (gtk3) [Caolán McNamara]
  71. tdf#111797 "For the current document only" checkbox is aligned to the right [Gabor Kelemen]
  72. tdf#111818 assertion in SvxSearchItem::GetRegExp() const, srchitem.hxx:244 [Julien Nabet]
  73. tdf#111844 Icons rendered to infobar are mishandled on high resolution (3200x1800) [heiko tietze]
  74. tdf#111864 Progress bar not displayed when it's called from a macro (gtk3) [Caolán McNamara]
  75. tdf#111891 FORMATTING (Styles): The vertical frame alignment setting is not preserved when the document is opened [Justin Luth]
  76. tdf#111894 PaletteManager::LoadPalettes() leaks memory [Julien Nabet]
  77. tdf#111908 soffice --help crashes / fails assertion / silently fails [Mike Kaganski]
  78. tdf#111925 fileopen .xpm fails [Caolán McNamara]
  79. tdf#111934 FILEOPEN: crash sigsegv when opening file with invalid style:map [Michael Stahl]
  80. tdf#111939 Toggling off Autofilter with VBA macro does not restore filtered rows [Dennis Francis]
  81. tdf#111974 LO crash on loading this document [Dennis Francis]
  82. tdf#112006 Axis labels missing on deep axis in 3D column chart [Xisco Fauli]
  83. tdf#112017 FILEOPEN: Crash with Application Error when opening file with nested draw elements [Caolán McNamara]
  84. tdf#112018 FILEOPEN: Hang on file with negative table:number-columns-repeated [Caolán McNamara]
  85. tdf#112027 SfxCommonTemplateDialog_Impl::FillTreeBox() leaks memory [Julien Nabet]
  86. tdf#112063 Dialog Basic Macro Organizer→Export→Export as Extension → file selection dialog blocked [Caolán McNamara]
  87. tdf#112101 FILEOPEN: Crash with Application Error when opening file with particular office:event-listeners [Caolán McNamara]
  88. tdf#112122 FILEOPEN: Crash with Application Error when opening particular file with text:alphabetical-index-mark [Michael Stahl]
  89. tdf#112123 FILEOPEN: Crash with Application Error when opening particular file with style:data-style-name [Caolán McNamara]
  90. tdf#112145 export of editengine color highlight to pdf sometimes results in invisible text [Caolán McNamara]
  91. tdf#112163 FILEOPEN: Crash with Application Error when opening file with particular table and pagelayout [Michael Stahl]
  92. tdf#112164 FILEOPEN: Crash with Application Error when opening particular file with table and mismatched xml tag [Michael Stahl]
  93. tdf#112169 Crash in: MSWordExportBase::GetItem(unsigned short) [Tamás Zolnai]
  94. tdf#112177 NPER function not working as anticipated following example in excel (which works in google sheets) [Winfried Donkers]
  95. tdf#112180 Writer crashes reading RawFontData from corupt TTF fonts [Caolán McNamara]
  96. tdf#112208 FILEOPEN: RTF: Incorrect indent [Justin Luth]
  97. tdf#112254 CuiAboutConfigTabPage::InsertEntry leaks memory [Julien Nabet]
  98. tdf#112258 UI Autofilter on date cells: Filter result doesn't correspond to user input, user input is modified automatically [Eike Rathke]
  99. tdf#112269 There is a heap overflow in libwpd. This vulnerability can be triggered in libreoffice. [Caolán McNamara]
  100. tdf#112311 Crash when opening docx converted from pdf (Linux/MAC) [Michael Stahl]
  101. tdf#112408 Help button in presenter console makes LO crash [Caolán McNamara]

Translations

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