Open Source LibreOffice 5.2.1 Office Suite Receives 105 Bug Fixes

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LibreOffice 5.2 was released last month after several months in development and with it came lots of new features and GUI improvements.

The Document Foundation just celebrated LibOCon‘s opening session with the release of LibreOffice 5.2.1, the first point release of LibreOffice 5.2 family.

 How Big Are The Changes in LibreOffice 5.2.1?

LibreOffice 5.2.1 doesn’t come with a lot of visibile changes because it is a point release. Rather, what it comes with is a wide range of fixes added to the major release that was announced last month with numerous changes in Writer, Impress, and Calc – providing users with the option to mark documents as “secret’.

Compared to the 5.2.0 final version, LibreOffice 5.2.1 RC1 fixed 94 bugs while LibreOffice 5.2.1 RC2 fixed another 11 bugs, making a total 105 bug fixes in the final release.

You can find a detailed change log RC1 and RC2 here and here, respectively.

Should you give LibreOffice a Try?

The Document Foundation had this to say about the  LibreOffice 5.2 ‘Fresh’ first point release:

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

So if you would like to give the Open Source office app a try then you should go ahead. But if what you would like to do is enterprise deployments, among other big things, then it will be in your best interest to stick to LIbreOffice 5.1.5 since it is the best and most stable version of all.

You are still down to grab the LibreOffice 5.2.1 you can find the download links on LibreOffice website and it’s available for all three OS platforms.

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