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21 March, 2023



Towards GTK 4.10 some of the functionality to integrate LibreOffice's internal accessibility support with GTK has been exposed. Some experimenting this week with GTK trunk gives me the above, writer's document accessibility hierarchy integrated with the GTK one.

Very little actually works, but a working base to start from.

20 March, 2023


You can compile just fine Firebird 4/5 on Oracle Linux 8 Ampere V1 (arm64) all you need is GCC Toolset 12 enabled as described here .Also same steps work for Oracle Linux 8.x on x86-64.  sudo dnf group install "Development Tools" sudo dnf install libicu-devel cmake git sudo dnf install gcc-toolset-12 scl enable gcc-toolset-12 bash git clone https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird.git cd


—Por Judith Ainara

INTRODUCCIÓN: ¿Qué necesitamos para poder firmar un documento con firma electrónica?

El tema de la firma digital es algo más complejo de lo que parece y lo que comento es una ligera aproximación al tema, independientemente de

17 March, 2023


Rust Firebird Client updated to v0.23.0 with a few features :Firebird events support added on native client #133 #142Crates.io link is here .Sponsoring Link for Fernando Batels is here .


LibreOffice booth

In the LibreOffice community, most of our activities take place online: development, design, QA, localisation, marketing and so forth. But we like to meet face-to-face too, at events and conferences – and last weekend we did just that, at the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2023 in Germany.

We had a booth with LibreOffice materials (flyers, stickers, pens and books):

Booth materials

As it was a Linux and free software-oriented event, almost all participants already knew about (and used) LibreOffice, but they had lots of interesting questions about our project.

Linux-Tage logo

Some visitors to our booth told us about deployments of LibreOffice in their businesses and organisations, while others talked to us about interesting use cases of LibreOffice in education and other areas.

Thanks to the Linux-Tage organisers for a great meetup! Now we’re looking forward to more events this year – and especially the LibreOffice Conference 2023 in September… 😊

Participants talking to each other

15 March, 2023


Meet us in Bucharest, and tell us what you’re doing with LibreOffice! The event is now live: https://events.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice-conference-2023/

The Document Foundation invites all members and contributors to submit talks, lectures and workshops for this year’s LibreOffice Conference in Bucharest by filling the Call for Papers form with a short description/bio of yourself as well as your talk/workshop proposal at the following address: https://events.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice-conference-2023/cfp

The event will take place from Thursday, September 21, to Saturday, September 23, 2023. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never spoken in public before, if you have something interesting to share about LibreOffice or the Document Liberation Project, we want to hear from you!

Proposals should be filed by June 30, 2023 in order to guarantee that they will be considered for inclusion in the conference program.

The conference program will be based on the following community tracks:

a) Development, APIs, Extensions, Future Technology
b) Quality Assurance
c) Localization, Documentation and Native Language Projects
d) Appealing LibreOffice: Ease of Use, Design and Accessibility
e) Open Document Format, Document Liberation and Interoperability
f) Advocating, Promoting, Marketing LibreOffice

We will also have a “LibreOffice in Business” track:

  • Enterprise Deployments and Migrations
  • Certifications and Best Practices
  • Building a successful business around LibreOffice
  • Round table with company representatives
  • Small local businesses, governments and non profits

Presentations, case studies and technical talks will discuss a subject in depth, and will last 30 minutes (including Q&A). Workshops, with discussion on a specific subject or hands-on sessions, will last from 60 to 120 minutes (including Q&A). Lightning talks will cover a specific topic and will last 5 minutes (including Q&A). Sessions will be streamed live and recorded for download.

If you need a VISA, please get in touch with the organization team by sending an email at conference@libreoffice.org as soon as possible, to get an invitation letter.

If you cannot travel to Romania and prefer to present remotely, please add a note to your talk proposal, in order to allow organizers to schedule your talk on Friday (and organize a test session in advance).

If you do not agree to provide the data for the talk under the “Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License”, please explicitly state your terms. In order to make your presentation available on TDF’s YouTube channel, please do not submit talks containing copyrighted material (music or pictures, etc.).

If you want to give multiple talks, please send a separate proposal for each one.

Thanks a lot for your participation!

You can enter proposals until 2023-07-01 02:55 (Europe/Bucharest), 3 months, 2 weeks from now.

12 March, 2023


Base Guide cover

Zdeněk Crhonek (aka “raal”) from the Czech LibreOffice community writes:

The Czech team translated the LibreOffice Base Guide 7.3 – and it’s now available on the documentation page. Our team consists of three translators: Petr Kuběj, Radomír Strnad and Zdeněk Crhonek, along with localized screenshot maker Roman Toman, and Miloš Šrámek, who prepared machine translations.

A second bit of news related to guides and documentation is that Stanislav Horáček created a Czech Bookshelf page. The Bookshelf is a project of LibreOffice’s Documentation team, where the guides are converted to HTML web pages. Stanislav created an automated script, and made the first conversion of the “Getting Started Guide” Czech translation. After polishing the script, he plans to convert all Czech guides.

Many thanks to everyone in the Czech community for their work! Learn more about LibreOffice’s documentation project here.

11 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-11 Saturday

20:19 UTC

  • Up lateish, J. to AllSaints, provided on-hand debugging advice for N. much of the day.
  • Tried to get memory trimming patch pushed; fell over amusing CI fails due to day-of-week dependent code in unit test at the weekend issue up-stream. Makes a pleasant change from random breakage introduced by me. Always bad when you have no recollection of writing the code, but the style shows it must have been you.

10 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-10 Friday

21:00 UTC

  • 8am sales call, partner & customer calls through the day, calmed down a runaway logging problem in a corner-case. Implemented a memory / cache trimming feature for inactive documents.

09 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-09 Thursday

21:00 UTC

  • Up early; E. off to have her toe looked at. Mail chew, chat to Miklos & Quikee, some digging into memory management, lunch, sync with Paris, customer call until late.


Berlin, March 9, 2023 – The Document Foundation announces the release of LibreOffice 7.4.6 Community, the sixth minor release of the LibreOffice 7.4 family. The new release is immediately available from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/ for Windows (Intel and Arm processors), macOS (Apple and Intel processors), and Linux.

LibreOffice offers the highest level of compatibility in the office suite market segment, with native support for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) – beating proprietary formats for security and robustness – to superior support for MS Office files, to filters for a large number of legacy document formats, to return ownership and control to users.

LibreOffice Technology Platform

Products based on the LibreOffice Technology platform – the transactional engine shared by all LibreOffice based products, which provides a rock solid solution with a high level of coherence and interoperability – are available for major desktop operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS), for mobile platforms (Android and iOS), and for the cloud.

For enterprise-class deployments, TDF strongly recommends the LibreOffice Enterprise family of applications from ecosystem partners – for desktop, mobile and cloud – with a large number of dedicated value-added features and other benefits such as SLA (Service Level Agreements): https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-in-business/. All code developed by ecosystem companies for enterprise customers is shared with the community and improves the LibreOffice Technology platform.

Availability of LibreOffice 7.4.6 Community

LibreOffice 7.4.6 Community is available from: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Minimum requirements for proprietary operating systems are Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Apple macOS 10.12. LibreOffice Technology-based products for Android and iOS are listed here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/android-and-ios/

The Document Foundation does not provide technical support for users, although they can get it from volunteers on user mailing lists and the Ask LibreOffice website: https://ask.libreoffice.org

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate

Change log pages: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.4.6/RC1 and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.4.6/RC2


Por Mike Saunders

«He visto cómo personas de diversos orígenes se pueden unir para crear algo más impactante de lo que podrían conseguir de forma individual.»

Anteriormente hemos hablado con Ximena Alcamán, que trabaja en mejoras al instalador de LibreOffice como parte del programa Outreachy. Outreachy ofrece pasantías a personas sometidas a sesgos sistémicos y que se ven afectadas por la …

08 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-08 Wednesday

21:00 UTC

  • Up too early, mail chew, breakfast with Eloy & met some happy users in passing. Checked out, off to CS3, tried to catch up with some work, talked more to people.
  • Enjoyed lunch with an enthusiastic Biochemist interested in visiting rather than sharing data. Off to the airport - Ryan Air ! - three plus hour wait for delayed flight; what a terrible service. Eventually got on a plane home.


Love LibreOffice and free software? Want to grow the FOSS community in your region? Help to organise the LibreOffice Conference 2024! Our “Call for Location” is now open – read on to learn more…


Once a year, the LibreOffice Community gathers for a global community event: the LibreOffice Conference, or LibOCon. After a series of successful events – Paris, Berlin, Milan, Bern, Aarhus, Brno, Rome, Tirana, Almeria, two events online and Milan again, the 2023 venue will be in Bucharest, Romania.

To ease organization, The Document Foundation’s Board of Directors has decided to open the Call for Location for 2024 earlier this year, to give the 2024 event organizers the opportunity to attend the conference in Bucharest in September 2023. The LibreOffice Conference takes place between September and November, with a preference for September.

The deadline for sending in proposals is June 30, 2023.

After receiving the applications, we will evaluate if all pre-conditions have been met and the overall content of the proposal, and give all applicants a chance to answer questions and clarify details if needed.

What applicants need to know

Several team members are needed, and as we get closer to the event, it tends to become a time-consuming job, so each member of the team should be able to devote as much time as necessary. Also, dealing with finances and sponsors is a specific responsibility of conference organizers. Although TDF will provide a list of sponsors and ease the process, the team must be able to manage the budget according to the amount of sponsorships, and commit expenses based on the resulting amount of money.

In the past, we have received applications from several third parties, including casinos or professional event managers. Keep in mind that the LibreOffice Conference is a community event, by the community for the community. While we appreciate the interest of people with professional background, proposals not supported and driven by community members (not only TDF members) will not be considered as valid.

What must be covered by the proposal

IMPORTANT: Proposals missing the following information might be considered incomplete. While we try to give every applicant a chance to add or clarify missing information, there is no guarantee that the proposal will be accepted, since we have a rather short time frame. In order to enhance the chances for your proposal to be accepted, please answer as many of the following questions as possible.

The team

Only proposals with a fair amount of team members who are able to dedicate time and are part of the LibreOffice community will be considered as valid. Based on our experience, at least five team members are required, and those team members need to interact and communicate with the community. Please name all the team members, their role in the community, and their availability in term of time (especially during the month prior to the conference).

At least one team member should be working exclusively on sponsor relations, and on managing invitations for visas (as


Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.

Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. #IWD2023 belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all #IWD2023 action is valid.

07 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-07 Tuesday

21:00 UTC

  • Up later; breakfast with Eloy, worked on slides somewhat, off to the conference. More talks with people variously. Gave mine at the end of the day:
    CS3 talk on Collabora Online and Digital Sovereignty (Hybrid PDF)
  • Dinner with Eloy, sleep.


LibreOffice Technology diagram

Data protection and privacy is very important to us – and our users – in the LibreOffice project, so we’re happy to see that the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is piloting the use of LibreOffice Technology.

The EDPS is the European Union’s (EU) independent data protection authority, which monitors and ensures the protection of personal data and privacy when EU institutions and bodies process the information of individuals. From their announcement:

In February 2023, the EDPS has started piloting the use of the Open Source Software Nextcloud and Collabora Online (based on LibreOffice technology). Together, they offer the possibility to share files, send messages, make video calls, and allows collaborative drafting, in a secured cloud environment.

This pilot project is part of a wider initiative, looking at alternatives to large-scale service providers to ensure better compliance with EU regulation 2018/1725 (covering the processing of personal data). We look forward to seeing the progress and results.

Click here for the full announcement

06 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-06 Monday

21:00 UTC

  • Up remarkably early, drove to Stansted, flight to Barcelona for CS3; plugged away at tasks on the plane. Arrived, lunch with Eloy.
  • Listened to talks, met up and chatted with a number of great partners & customers for the afternoon. Out for Tapas in the evening with Frank, Bjoern & Eloy.


Rachael Odetayo

Last week, we talked to Ximena Alcaman who’s working on LibreOffice installer improvements as part of the Outreachy programme. Outreachy provides internships to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living.

Rachael Odetayo is also working on the the LibreOffice installer, and is being mentored by Marina Latini and Jussi Pakkanen, with support from sponsors SUSE and The Document Foundation. Let’s learn more about Rachael…

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Rachael Odetayo and I’m from Nigeria. I studied Mass Communication at the National Open University of Nigeria. Currently, I am proud to be participating in the Outreachy internship programme. In my free time, I enjoy reading, coding, cooking, and sharing my knowledge of the Bible with others.

How did you get involved in Outreachy?

I learned about Outreachy while searching for an opportunity to hone my skills and hopefully secure a tech job. Then an alum shared the application link in a group channel. He shared his experience with Outreachy, and how the programme helped him develop his skills and eventually landed him a job in tech. I was immediately drawn to the idea behind the Outreachy internship and the support it offered to those who might have trouble breaking into the tech industry.

I applied to Outreachy, and after a rigorous selection process, I was accepted as an intern with LibreOffice.

What are you working on right now?

I am currently working on improving the LibreOffice installer for Windows. My work focuses on streamlining the installation process, making it easier and more user-friendly for Windows users. This includes improving the user interface, fixing bugs, and enhancing the overall performance of the installer.

I am excited about this project as it will have a significant impact on the experience of LibreOffice users on Windows. My goal is to simplify and improve the installation process for Windows users, but I can’t do it alone. It would be great if others could get involved and help out with this project.

Mockup installer screenshot

How can others help out?

They can assist in various ways. Windows users, for instance, can assist by testing the new installer and offering feedback on any problems or improvement they would like to see.
Software developers can assist by contributing code to fix bugs, enhance performance, or provide new functionality.

Additionally, those who are unable to contribute code or time can still aid the project by making a donation. Their assistance will go a long way in helping us achieve our goal of improving the LibreOffice installer for Windows.

After this experience, what is your opinion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion? Did the Outreachy program give you a new perspective or is there anything you would like to highlight?

In my opinion, equity, diversity, and inclusion are extremely important in the tech industry and in society as a whole. When an environment is diverse and inclusive, problems are better solved and decisions are made


General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 7.5.0 was announced on February 2
  2. Roman Kuznetsov gave a talk about QA in russian
  3. Rafael Lima continued polishing dark mode support, made it so empty BASIC libraries are populated by an empty module for better user experience, made zooming smoother in Impress and Draw, implemented shortcut-assignable zoom commands as well as commands for toggling Watch/Stack windows for Basic IDE, made colour schemes translatable and fixed some broken links in Help
  4. Adolfo Jayme Barrientos improved the layout of some dialogs and updated some Help texts after UI changes
  5. Olivier Hallot (TDF) improved Help pages for Template Manager, command line conversion filter info and Draw layers. He also added links to Calc function wiki articles
  6. Seth Chaiklin made many text improvements both in the UI and in Help related to heading numbering and indexes
  7. Alain Romedenne corrected malformed keyword names in BASIC function signatures and added a Help page for FormatPercent Basic/VBA function
  8. Sophia Schröder made many smaller fixes and markup rework in Help files
  9. Miklós Vajna (Collabora) worked on multi-page floating tables in Writer
  10. Jean-Pierre Ledure worked on the ScriptForge library
  11. Szymon Kłos, Dennis Francis and Henry Castro (Collabora) worked on LOKit improvements. Szymon also made HTML export more robust regarding closing tags. Henry fixed an issue with master slide previews in Impress
  12. Andras Timar (Collabora) made some build-related improvements and fixes
  13. Eike Rathke (Red Hat) fixed an issue with dates showing as integers in XLSX files, added Saraiki to languages and made many code cleanups
  14. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) made PDFs exported as hybrid conform to PDF validity requirements and continued polishing support for document themes
  15. Julien Nabet fixed an issue with setting search attributes via macros and implemented support for CSS color rules using alpha values when pasting HTML text from clipboard
  16. Andreas Heinisch added an expert option for sorting recent documents list according to the currently active LibreOffice module, made it so the UTF-8 byte order mark is preserved in saved CSV files, made line number alignment look better in Basic IDE and polished the look of highlighting of favourites in Special Characters dialog
  17. László Németh fixed an issue where saving to a WebDAV server too frequently caused the saving to fail
  18. Xisco Faulí (TDF) made over 40 additions and improvements to automated tests, made it possible to change the UI when viewing a read-only document and fixed many crashes
  19. Michael Stahl (allotropia) improved the image alternative text compatibility with different versions of the DOCX format, continued polishing DOCX table of contents style support, improved both the internal handling and the terminology related to the different ECMA-376 DOCX format editions, fixed an issue with bullets in an ODT originating from MS Word and fixed an issue causing text indent and margin in a paragraph style to not override the respective properties in a list style
  20. Mike Kaganski (Collabora) fixed an issue where changing anchoring in a Writer document via a macro would not set modified and

05 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-05 Sunday

21:00 UTC

  • All Saints in the morning, played with H. Robert spoke well on a letter to a church from Revelation. Home quickly to see M&D dropping by from Robert's.
  • Lunch together, relaxed, out to help David S. install the first of several veluxen in his roof conversion; surprisingly heavy.
  • Home, chatted with the parents until late.


Por Mike Saunders

«Outreachy me hizo sentir más a gusto como nueva integrante de las comunidades del código abierto.»

En esta ocasión hemos charlado com Ximena Alcamán, que está trabajando en mejoras al instalador de LibreOffice como parte del programa Outreachy. Outreachy ofrece pasantías para personas sometidas a sesgos sistémicos e impactadas por la …

04 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-04 Saturday

21:00 UTC

  • Up earlyish, off to R&A's for L's birthday party, good to see lots of the extended family over there and play balloon fights - with three-to-four small boys concurrently.
  • Did some relaxing hackery in the evening having driven back; amazing what you find when you profile.


Recent user guides from the LibreOffice Documentation team are available for free download (PDF, ODT) from the Documentation page on the LibreOffice website, and low-cost printed copies can be purchased from Lulu.com.

Cover of LibreOffice 7.4 Draw GuideCover of LibreOffice 7.5 Writer GuideCover of LibreOffice 7.5 Calc Guide

LibreOffice 7.4 Draw Guide
LibreOffice 7.5 Writer Guide
LibreOffice 7.5 Calc Guide

03 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-03 Friday

21:00 UTC

  • Out for a run with J.; a day of many calls, worked on CS3 slides & admin in gaps. Tried an on-line / video violin lesson for E.


LibreOffice uses an internal GUI toolkit, named VCL (Visual Class Library). It creates the GUI widgets for LibreOffice, but it is not generally available for other applications. But there are ways that you can create standalone applications with VCL, at least to learn it better.

If you take a look into the vcl/workben, you will see several workbenches that are actually built during the build process. Previously, we discussed some of them in this post.

Now, I want to discuss the code of the simplest example: minvcl.

It basically creates a simple application with a single window, and that’s all! But even doing that needs several steps. Let’s discuss the code itself.

First come the includes. The include sal/config.h should come with each and every file in LibreOffice, and also VCL. Then, we have several includes from framework, cpppuhelper, comphelper, com/sun/star/lang and com/sun/star/uno, and then language classes from i18nlangtag.

#include <sal/config.h>
#include <framework/desktop.hxx>
#include <cppuhelper/bootstrap.hxx>
#include <comphelper/processfactory.hxx>
#include <com/sun/star/lang/XMultiServiceFactory.hpp>
#include <com/sun/star/uno/XComponentContext.hpp>
#include <i18nlangtag/languagetag.hxx>
#include <i18nlangtag/mslangid.hxx>

After that, comes the includes from VCL. We only use two: the one for a VCL application, and another for a VCL window:

#include <vcl/svapp.hxx>
#include <vcl/wrkwin.hxx>

Keep in mind that you have to provide the link libraries via the make file. In this case, the make file is vcl/Executable_minvcl.mk:

$(eval $(call gb_Executable_use_libraries,minvcl,\
    tl \
    sal \
    vcl \
    cppu \
    cppuhelper \
    comphelper \
    i18nlangtag \
    fwk \

And at last, the include file for the main function of the VCL application. Every VCL application is supposed to have SAL_IMPLEMENT_MAIN() instead of main(), which is declared in this file.

#include <sal/main.h>
#include <iostream>

The class TheApplication should fall into an anonymous namespace. This class inherits the VCL application class with the name of Application. As you can see, we keep a VclPtr to a vcl::Window named mpWin that keeps a pointer to our window.

class TheApplication : public Application
    virtual int Main();

    VclPtr<vcl::Window> mpWin;

In the main file, we use a method named Create() to create a window. Then, we set the title using SetText(), and then invoke show() to make the window visible on the screen. This is the main file of the VCL application. It is the entry point for the application.

int TheApplication::Main()
    mpWin = VclPtr<WorkWindow>::Create(nullptr, WB_APP | WB_STDWORK);
    mpWin->SetText(u"Minimum VCL application with a window");
    return 0;

We use LibreOffice APIs to create a component context and a service manager. The setProcessServiceFactory() function is used to set the service manager for the process. To understand the service manager, you can refer to the DevGuide:

The LanguageTag::setConfiguredSystemLanguage() function sets the language of the application to the system language. Finally, the framework::getDesktop() function

02 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-02 Thursday

21:00 UTC

  • Mail chew, thrilled to see our work with Nextcloud and Deutsche Telekom around their great MagentaCLOUD announced. This brings Collabora Online (and LibreOffice technology) to another large group of users, and lets us continue to invest to improve both COOL and the underlying LibreOffice technology for everyone; more in Steven's article.
  • Also really pleased (something of a news roundup today) to see the EDPS piloting Collabora Online too with Nextcloud. FLOSS solutions that give you back your Digital Sovereignty: full control over your data, software, and IT stack are here.
  • Catch-up with Miklos, COOL community call, lunch, catch up with William & Paris, then Lars & Andras, ESC call.
  • Early tea with the family, up late.


Berlin, March 2, 2023 – LibreOffice 7.5.1 Community, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 7.5 line, the volunteer-supported free office suite for desktop productivity, is available from our download page for Windows (Intel/AMD and ARM processors), macOS (Apple Silicon and Intel processors), and Linux [1].

Most Significant New Features of LibreOffice 7.5


• Major improvements to dark mode support
• New application and MIME-type icons, more colorful and vibrant
• The Start Centre can filter documents by type
• An improved version of the Single Toolbar UI has been implemented
• PDF Export improved with several fixes, and new options and features
• Support for font embedding on macOS
• Improvements to the Font Features dialog with several new options
• Addition of a zoom slider at the bottom right of the macro editor


• Bookmarks have been significantly improved, and are also much more visible
• Objects can be marked as decorative, for better accessibility
• New types added to content controls, which also improve the quality of PDF forms
• A new automatic accessibility checker option has been added to the Tools menu
• Initial machine translation is available, based on DeepL translate APIs
• Several spell checking improvements


• Data tables are now supported in charts
• The Function Wizard now lets you search by descriptions
• “Spell out” number formats have been added
• Conditional formatting conditions are now case insensitive
• Correct behavior when entering numbers with a single prefix quote (‘)


• New set of default table styles, and creation of table styles
• Table styles can be customized, saved as master elements and exported
• Objects can be drag-and-dropped in the navigator
• It is now possible to crop inserted videos in the slide and still play them
• The presenter console can also run as a normal window instead of fullscreen

A description of all new features is available in the Release Notes.

Based on the distinctive features of the LibreOffice Technology platform for personal productivity on desktop, mobile and cloud, LibreOffice 7.5 provides a large number of improvements and new features targeted at users sharing documents with MS Office or migrating from MS Office. These users should check new releases of LibreOffice on a regular basis, as the progress is so fast, that each new version improves dramatically over the previous one.

Products based on LibreOffice Technology are available for major desktop operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS), for mobile platforms (Android and iOS), and for the cloud.

For enterprise-class deployments, TDF strongly recommends the LibreOffice Enterprise family of applications from ecosystem partners – for desktop, mobile and cloud – with a large number of dedicated value-added features and other benefits such as SLA (Service Level Agreements).

Availability of LibreOffice 7.5.1 Community

LibreOffice 7.5.1 Community is available from our download page. Minimum requirements for proprietary operating systems are Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Apple macOS 10.14. LibreOffice Technology-based products for Android and iOS are listed here.

The Document Foundation does not provide technical support for users, although they can get

01 March, 2023

[en] Michael Meeks: 2023-03-01 Wednesday

21:00 UTC

  • Chat with Stelios, sales planning call; caught up with William, lunch. Partner call, introducing Anna, more calling action with William.


LibreOffice Conference 2023 will be organized by a group of volunteers from the 1&1 software company, which is integrating LibreOffice into the Online Office product for GMX and WEB.DE portals, at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers of the University Politehnica of Bucharest from Wednesday, September 20 (community meetings), to Saturday, September 23. The conference will open on Thursday, September 21, with the opening session followed by technical tracks, and will end on Saturday, September 23, with the closing session. All conference sessions will be at the Precis Building (picture on the left), while areas for internal meetings (scheduled on September 18 and 19), informal meetings during the conference, and networking activities will also be in neighbouring buildings inside the university campus.

Established in 1967, the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers has as mission the development of a fertile environment for education, research and innovation, key factors in the expansion of the knowledge-based economy. Specifically, the mission of the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers is to empower high-quality scientific research, to share knowledge through education in the domains of Computer Science and Information Technologies, and Systems Engineering, as well as to offer a stimulating, high-level professional and social environment to the students and academic staff within the faculty.

Members of the organizing team are Maria Veronica Ruxanda (Vera), Irina Bulciu, Roberto Grosu, Cătălin Popescu, Adrian Stănescu and Gabriel Masei. Gabriel is a TDF Member and is also a Deputy Member of TDF Board of Directors. For the conference, they have proposed the logo on the left, based on Romanian traditional motifs and colors (red, yellow, blue).

The organizing team, backed by Sophie Gautier and Italo Vignoli for organization and logistics, and by the entire TDF Team for the different conference activities, will announce the sponsorship packages and the call for papers during the month of March.

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