The Document Foundation announces the availability of LibreOffice 3.3.3, a new release of the most stable version of the free office suite for personal productivity, targetingcorporate users. LibreOffice 3.3.3 is already available for download at the following
RPM : Click here
DEB : Click here
According to Thorsten Behrens, a developer and member of the TDF Steering Committee, “LibreOffice 3.3.3 fixes several bugs and improves the security of the suite, to specifically address the needs of corporate deployments, where stability is more important than new features.
This branch will be maintained until the end of the year, to allow a smooth and safe transition to LibreOffice 3.4.x.” LibreOffice 3.3.3 is available for Windows, MacOS X and Linux (DEB and RPM), in over 100 different languages (more than twice the language coverage of comparable proprietary products). Users of LibreOffice 3.3.2 are invited to update theirsoftware.
This is the third update to the stable version of LibreOffice.
It contains only safe code fixes and translation updates, and is considered safe for production use.
Please check some changes in this stable release
Now and then, office-type documents need to be converted. The latex users have always been able to produce a variety of formats from the command line, but for the OpenOffice/LibreOffice users, manual labor has been the solution. That changes with unoconv. Now you can convert to most file formats directly from the command line.
Unoconv is handy for many tasks. I commonly use it to convert all documents in a directory to PDFs, or MS Office compatible formats for clients. The beauty of it is that these previously tedious tasks are now one-liners.
If you’re on ubuntu or derivates (I’m on kubuntu) you can install unoconv from the command prompt:
$ sudo apt-get install unoconv
Having done that, you need to start the server half of unoconv.
$ unoconv --listener
Give this a few seconds to settle. It starts an instance of OpenOffice in the background which it ties into. To use this instance of OpenOffice for format conversion, now try the following:
$ unoconv -f pdf *.odp *.odt
This will convert all text documents and presentations to pdfs. There isn’t much control in the process, but if you want the standard output, it is a great help.
When it comes to exporting to MS Office formats, you have slightly more control. You can, for instance, target the format doc, doc6 and doc95, meaning Word 97/2000/XP, Word 6.0 and Word 95 respectively.
The project is alive, so there is good hope to have the final glitches sorted out. The tool spits out a couple of scary warnings now and then, but the documents seem to turn out well.
The conversion is based entirely on OpenOffice’s conversion, so the quality is what you know from there. Since the conversion is automatic, you might have to limit yourself at times. For instance, I’ve learned that not using the arrow connectors, but instead relying on lines, helps in odp to ppt conversion. Also, the ppts produced are not compatible with the very latest MS Office on Mac – but then you can create PDF’s just as easy.
Fedora 14’s feature list includes:
Fedora 14 also features numerous desktop improvements that all users can see and experience including:
Some of the many additional features in Fedora 14 include:
A complete list of Fedora 14 features is available on the Fedora community’s release announcement.
More information about the release can be found in the official release announcement, in a press release from Red Hat and in the release notes. Fedora 14 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit systems from the project’s site.
Ksplice, the technology that allows Linux kernel updates without a reboot, is now free for users of the Fedora distribution. Using Ksplice is like “replacing your car’s engine while speeding down the highway”, and it can potentially save your Linux systems from a lot of downtime. Since Fedora users often live on the bleeding edge of Linux development, Ksplice makes it even easier to do so, and without reboots!
While every Fedora fan enjoys the newly released Fedora 11 Linux-based operating system, the developers are working hard on the next release, Fedora 12, due for release in November-December 2009. Make sure you visit our website, starting with August 18th when the first alpha will be released, as we will do a full coverage of the Fedora 12 development process. Without any further introduction.
This is the official release schedule, but everyone knows that it might change in time, and the final version could be delayed a few weeks. For Fedora 12, the development team will prepare new and exciting features, such as:
· GNOME 2.28 desktop environment
· KDE 4.3 desktop environment
· IPv6 and system-wide connections support for NetworkManager
· liblvm (LVM userspace library)
· Empathy (Pidgin replacement)
· debuginfo filesystem
· Dracut (mkinitrd/nash replacement)
· Systemtap Static Probes
· OpenOffice 3
· and many more!
The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open-source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products and it is not a supported product of Red Hat. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community in order to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software.
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