LibreOffice 3.3 Released

Back in September, I posted a note about the fork of the OpenOffice project, which created a new open-source project, LibreOffice, independent of Oracle.   Oracle acquired OpenOffice as part of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.  There is more on the history of the project in that earlier post.

Now, ahead of its original schedule, the LibreOffice project has released the first stable version, 3.3, of its version of the productivity suite.    (The corresponding version 3.3 of OpenOffice has not yet been released, although a Release Candidate is available at the OpenOffice site.)  The new release incorporates several functional improvements from OpenOffice 3.2, including better support for importing files from Lotus WordPro and Microsoft Works, and the ability to import and edit SVG graphics.  A complete list of new features and fixes is available at the project site; the Release Notes are also available.

LibreOffice 3.3 is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows, in a large number of (human) languages; you can download it here.  The software is licensed under the Lesser General Public License, version 3, from the Free Software Foundation.

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