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    • #126931 Reply

      Da Boss

      LibreOffice 5.4 Free Cross-Platform Office Suite is out
      By Martin Brinkmann | July 28, 2017

      LibreOffice 5.4, a new version of the popular cross-platform open source Office suite, has been released on July 28, 2017 to the public.

      The new version, which is the last major release of the LibreOffice 5.x family, improves Microsoft Office compatibility, new features in all modules, and better PDF rendering for imported PDF documents.

      The new version can be downloaded already from the official project website. Update checks in LibreOffice, which you can run with a click on Help > Check for Updates, don’t pick up the new LibreOffice 5.4 release yet

      It is the last version that supports Windows XP and Windows Vista, and Max Os X version 10.8.

      Read the full article on

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    • #126948 Reply


      Is it necessary to update this for any reason other than new features? I haven’t updated mine in many versions.

      • #126951 Reply

        Da Boss

        Update for security reasons as well as features.

        • #126953 Reply


          Does it force a Ribbon on you? Is it like ‘New Coke’?

          • #126957 Reply

            Da Boss

            Don’t know. You might visit ans see it they have a screenshot or two.

          • #126968 Reply

            Da Boss

            Their screenshots are still using v. 5.2, but their 5.4 release youtube video doesn’t show any sign of a ribbon. This being the last 5.* version, that could possibly change in future versions?

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          LibreOffice Updated to v. 5.4

          “Update for security reasons as well as features.”

          Are there any listed on this page,, that are critical security fixes or mostly just minor things?

          • #126980 Reply

            Da Boss

            … I suspect it would depend on the version you were currently using, as to whether you would receive security updates by upgrading to v. 5.4.
            The helpful link you posted shows several CVEs, and LibreOffice has been mentioned in NCAS Weekly bulletins recently.

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      Da Boss
    • #166404 Reply

      Da Boss

      Early availability of LibreOffice 5.4.5 and LibreOffice 6.0.1: all users are invited to update for improved robustness and security

      February 9, 2018 – The Document Foundation announces the earlier than planned release of LibreOffice 5.4.5 and LibreOffice 6.0.1, to solve issues which have popped up after the launch of LibreOffice 6.0. In addition, the new release has been leveraged to integrate a security patch.

      Although members of the LibreOffice core development team were attending FOSDEM in Brussels to talk about LibreOffice and meet the FOSS community, they have immediately reacted to QA reports and provided the necessary patches. This confirms the level of responsiveness achieved by LibreOffice project.

      All LibreOffice users are therefore strongly invited to update to the new versions:
      – Power users, early adopters and technology enthusiasts should update from the recently installed LibreOffice 6.0 to LibreOffice 6.0.1,

      – All individual users and organizations of any size should update from any other version of LibreOffice to LibreOffice 5.4.5.

      Organizations should deploy LibreOffice with the backing of certified developers, migrators and trainers (an updated list is available at

      LibreOffice 5.4.5 bug and regression fixes are described here: while LibreOffice 6.0.1 bug and regression fixes are described here:

      Download LibreOffice:
      LibreOffice 5.4.5 and LibreOffice 6.0.1 are immediately available for download from the following link:

      Read the full announcement here

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    • #166558 Reply

      Da Boss

      CVE-2018-6871 Detail

      Source: MITRE
      Last Modified: February 9, 2018

      LibreOffice through 6.0.1 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via =WEBSERVICE calls in a document, which use the COM.MICROSOFT.WEBSERVICE function.

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    • #166930 Reply

      Bill C.
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      Does it force a Ribbon on you? Is it like ‘New Coke’?

      From what I read during the v5.x.x series, if you enabled “experimental features” in the bleeding edge release channel there was a ribbon feature. It was reportedly buggy then. I have not revisited LibreOffice v.6 yet.

    • #209494 Reply

      Da Boss

      From LibreOffice Release Notes:

      LibreOffice 6.1.0 (2018-08-08) – Fresh Branch
      The latest “fresh” version of LibreOffice, recommended for technology enthusiasts, which contains new features and program enhancements. This version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come

      LibreOffice 6.0.6 (2018-08-02) – Still Branch
      The mature “still” version of LibreOffice, recommended for enterprises. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users.

      Read the Detailed Release Notes from the links here

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