LibreOffice 3.3 final

But has a bug in extension using Python in Windows - the fix, rip a file from the OO distribution.

A case of premature release?

LibreOffice 3.3.1 Final (2011-02-23)

There are a few non-critical issues still contained in this release, which will be addressed soon with upcoming bugfix versions:

If you install third-party extensions that bring their own help, you may only be able to view that after installing the separate helppacks on Windows.
On Windows, Python-based extensions cannot be registered with LibreOffice.

  • Now that is baffling, I guess the question is, does it actually hit any popular extensions?

I wanted to switch loyalties to the LibreOffice camp, but it’s not very convincing at the moment, unless the Openoffice camp goes badly wrong.

Fundamenatally, the issue is that Oracle, who took it over from Sun, are not regarded as a safe pair of hands for an open Source project - maybe time will tell and the LibreOffice fork will be a saviour if the corporate dead hand ruins Openoffice.

LibreOffice 3.4.0

And in other news, openoffice has gone to the Apache foundation, though still troubled by open source licence incompatibility, so not the hoped for remarriage.