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LibreOffice 4.0.6

posted Nov 4, 2013, 10:27 AM by Jack Radigan   [ updated Nov 4, 2013, 10:27 AM ]
The last update to the LibreOffice 4.0 release is now available in the update repository.

Originally, the plan was to move this to the release repository once the final update was released. But, an interesting comment in the release notes has resulted in a change of those plans. According to the 4.1.3 release notes, people who have a "conservative requirement" should use the 4.0.6 release. Similarly, the note for 4.0.6 says that people with "extra-conservative requirements" should use the 3.6.7 release.

In keeping with those suggestions we now plan to keep the 3.6.7 release in the main repository instead of replacing it with 4.0.6.

We will, instead, be spinning up a 12.04.2 release with the updates repository active and all updated packages installed to the disc. This will also give us the chance to address a request made by several folks about not being able to easily test the Xcentrych profile when running the live DVD.

We hope to have that ready in a week or two.

If you've already installed 12.04.1 you won't need to re-install. Just activate the update repository and perform the partial upgrade. If you're running an i386 release of Centrych please run the following command after completing the upgrade to copy the default version 4 settings into your configuration. This will prevent those annoying floating menus from popping up with you use a 4.x release of LibreOffice the first time.

    cp -R /etc/centrych/profiles/common/libreoffice/4 ~/.config/libreoffice/

No harm running this command on a 64bit Centrych release, but it's not necessary. The 64bit LibreOffice 4.x releases seem to inherit the 3.x settings while the 32bit versions don't.