Friday, July 19, 2013

LibreOffice 4.1 is Close to Final

LibreOffice 4.1 is getting closer to the final version as they are now in RC3. If there are no showstoppers, this RC3 will be used as the base for the final version. The upcoming 4.1 will be the sixth major release in two and a half years, and comes with a nice set of new features.

Since this will be a major release from 4.0, the features are huge and here's some of the highlights:
  1. Rotates image on Writer
  2. Embed font in your documents (Writer/Calc/Impress)
  3. More charts option in Calc
  4. New Formula in Calc
  5. Photo Album in Impress
  6. Query Properties Dialog in Base
  7. New Elements docking windows in Math
  8. Export charts to SVG, PDF
  9. More migration from Java to Python in Core modules
  10. Support for legacy Mac word-processing documents
  11. Many improvements to Microsoft OOXML Import and Export filters as well as for the Microsoft Office binary file formats and the RTF format 
  12. Completed the port to gnumake
  13. Support for PowerPC and older Mac OS SDK has been dropped
  14. More Java and UNO API has been deprecated or removed
  15. Performance improvements on all components