LibreOffice 5.2.1 Open Source Office Suite Released With 105 Bug Fixes


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: The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.2.1, the first minor point release of LibreOffice 5.2 family. While this release doesn’t add new features, it fixes 105 bugs that cover different areas. LibreOffice 5.2.1 is targeted at technology enthusiasts and early adopters. The enterprise users are advised to use LibreOffice 5.1.5 “Still” that has undergone more testing.

After spending 4 months in development, The Documentation Foundation released LibreOffice 5.2 last month. This release added many new features and GUI improvements to this cross-platform office suite.

The Document Foundation just celebrated the opening session of LibOCon with the release of LibreOffice 5.2.1, which is the first point release of LibreOffice 5.2 family. For those who don’t know, LibOCon is a community conference that will witness numerous talks, hackathons, and discussions.

How ‘BIG’ are the changes in LibreOffice 5.2.1?

As LibreOffice 5.2.1 is a point release, it doesn’t come with lots of ‘visible changes.’ Instead, it provides a wide range of fixes over the major release that was announced last month with numerous changes in Writer, Calc, and Impress. As a welcome addition, 5.2 added the functionality to mark any document as ‘top secret’. To know more about features added in the LibreOffice 5.2 series, you can read our older article.

As compared to 5.2.0 final version, LibreOffice 5.2.1 RC1 fixed 94 bugs. The second release candidate, i.e., LibreOffice 5.2.1 RC2 fixed another 11 bugs. Adding these numbers, we get a total 105 bug fixes in the final release.

Find the detailed change log here: RC1 and RC2.

Should I try LibreOffice 5.2.1?

When The Document Foundation released LibreOffice 5.2 ‘Fresh’, it also rolled out LibreOffice 5.1.5 ‘Still’ to address the enterprise-level needs. Here’s what the organization says about the first point release:

“LibreOffice 5.2.1, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users.”

So, if you consider yourself an early adopter and a technology enthusiast, feel free to try LibreOffice 5.2.1. However, for enterprise deployments and other uses, LibreOffice 5.1.5 “Still” is recommended. It is the stable version that has undergone more testing over a longer period of time.

If you are willing to go ahead with LibreOffice 5.2.1, you can find the download links on LibreOffice website. It’s available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

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Adarsh Verma

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