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LibreOffice 6.0.7 and 6.1.3 Updated to Integrate a Security Patch with Improved Quality and Stability

LibreOffice recently released LibreOffice 6.0.7 and LibreOffice 6.1.3 on November 5th 2018. The announcement was made on The Document Foundation blog. According to the blog post, the updates will improve the stability and quality of the previous releases and integrate a security patch.

The document recommends the users to update to the new released versions as soon as possible and has guided through the following tips:

  • Power users, early adopters and technology enthusiasts should update from LibreOffice 6.1.2 to LibreOffice 6.1.3, which represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites;
  • All other individual users and organizations of any size should update from any previous version of LibreOffice to LibreOffice 6.0.7, which is more mature and as such targeted at production environments and enterprise-class deployments.

Organizations are also suggested to source LibreOffice 6.0.7 from one of the companies that are providing a Long Term Supported version of the suite, for additional value-added services that make the software better suited for enterprise deployments. These companies are members of TDF’s Advisory Board and a list of them are provided here: https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/. When sourced from the Document Foundation, it is supported by volunteers. LibreOffice is deployed by big organizations in every continent.

In addition to this, value-added services for trainings and migrations, for supporting enterprise-class deployments in large organizations must be sourced from certified professionals, a list of which is available here: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/.

Regression and bug fixes for LibreOffice 6.0.7 are provided here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.7/RC1 (fixed in RC1), https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.7/RC2 (fixed in RC2) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.0.7/RC3 (fixed in RC3)

LibreOffice 6.1.3 bug and regression fixes are described here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.1.3/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.1.3/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

LibreOffice Online is fundamentally a server service, and should be installed and configured by adding cloud storage and an SSL certificate. It might be considered an enabling technology for the cloud services offered by ISPs or the private cloud of enterprises and large organizations.

The updated versions of LibreOffice are available for immediate download here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/ whereas builds of the LibreOffice Online source code can be downloaded as Docker images here: https://hub.docker.com/r/libreoffice/online/.

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