- The Document Foundation has released the fifth maintenance version for LibreOffice 7.3 series.
- The new maintenance version comes with only bug fixes instead of new features, as expected.
- 7.4 version of the office suite software is under development as well and expected to be released in August 2022.
One of the best free Microsoft Office alternatives, LibreOffice, has received a new maintenance update for the 7.3 release. The new maintenance update, which is the fifth one for the 7.3 series, delivers a total of 83 bug fixes among the suite.
Full of bug fixes
The fifth maintenance update came approximately five weeks after the fourth one; and reached its final state after two release candidate versions. The first release candidate has fixed 81 bugs and the second one has fixed the remaining two. You can see the release candidate patch notes RC1 here and RC2 here. The bug fixes are mostly very minor issues or very specific problems. Here you can see some of the important problems that have been fixed:
- On GNU/Linux, with the High Contrast theme, the icon set is not correct
- Cannot link to macOS address book; crashes and restarts
- Deleting a paragraph with backspace deletes the image
- FILEOPEN: Incorrect Shadow shape with Glow effect
- UNDO Find and Replace leads to errors
- Rotating image results in inverted colors
- LibreOffice Document Recovery dialog shows weird text input field
- CRASH: Pasting content from Sheet
- CRASH: Pasting and undoing
LibreOffice 7.4, which is going to be a major release with new features is currently under development as well. The first beta version of 7.4 had been released approximately five weeks ago as well and is expected to reach its final version in August 2022.
You can download LibreOffice 7.3.5 from its official download page for Windows 32/64 bit, macOS Intel/Apple silicon, and Linux systems as RPM and DEB packages by following the link below:
Linux users can also wait for Linux 7.3.5 to arrive in the repositories, which is expected to happen in a few days.