January 29, 2013

Schulz: The meaning of the 4.0

LWN.net LogoCharles H. Schulz Looks forward to the LibreOffice 4.0 release, currently planned for early February. "On a more abstract level, these changes also mark a more radical departure from the OpenOffice.org codebase, and it is now becoming quite difficult to just assume that because OpenOffice.org, Apache OpenOffice behave in one specific way LibreOffice would do just the same. Of course the API changes do not make the whole work themselves, but the work we started with the 3.4 branch is paying off: LibreOffice 4.0 is becoming a different animal, and that comes with its own distinct advantages while clearly showing our ability as a community to innovate and move forward."  Read more at LWN

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