[ANN] LibreOffice 4.0.5 RC2 available

Dear Community,

The Document Foundation is pleased to announce the second release
candidate of our upcoming LibreOffice 4.0.5. This will be the fifth in
a series of frequent updates to our feature-packed 4.0 branch. Please
be aware that LibreOffice 4.0.5 RC2 is not ready for production use,
you should continue to use LibreOffice 4.0.4 for that.

The release is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X from our QA
builds download page at


Should you find bugs, please report them to the FreeDesktop Bugzilla:


A good way to assess the release candidate quality is to run some
specific manual tests on it, our TCM wiki page has more details:


  - or checkout our manual test database for starting right away -


For other ways to get involved with this exciting project - you can
e.g. contribute code:


translate LibreOffice to your language:


or help with funding our operations:


The list of known issues and fixed bugs for 4.0.5 RC2 is available
from here:


Let us close again with a BIG Thank You! to all of you having
contributed to the LibreOffice project - this release would not have
been possible without your help.


The Document Foundation Board of Directors

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and users of Ubuntu 13.04 (raring) find a build in the LibreOffice 4.0 ppa at:




Hi all,

Is there any reason why these PPAs only contain localisations into a select
few locales?

Best regards,

I am wondering about why you are using PPAs instead of downloading and
installing LO directly? Yes there is some "ease of use" to have the
newest LO version[s] in an repository-like option, but how hard is it to
just use a Terminal to install LO? That is the only way I have been
installing LO, since it first came out all those year ago, on my Ubuntu

AS for the "locales selection", it would be nice to know which ones you
want to see. With so many locales to choose from, I think the PPA
people decided to list the ones that they thought were "popular". That
is just a guess of course.

As a person who has created a DVD .iso of the LO installs for
distribution, it is hard to list a lot of locales and have links to them
in the language and help pack section of the install page. I had to
choose the ones I thought would be most used in my region of the world.
I have been thinking about adding a number of them on the disc that are
not listed, but told you can find them on the DVD in such-n-such
folder. But there are how many locales? Over 100? I already download
about 90 install files. I would have to download over 1000 more files
to get all of the language and help packs onto my disc for all of the
install versions, i.e. Windows, MacOSX [Intel and PPC], Linux [DEB and
RPM]. That is a lot of work. I do not have the ability to copy" the
entire set of folders that contain all of the install files and their
packs., so I would have to download all 1000+ files one at a time. That
is a lot of work.

Yes: The PPA builder do not have enough file system space to build more.



Hi :slight_smile:
Ubuntu users can use the same resources as everyone else to get the full range of localisations.

Their PPA's are an additional resource but Ubuntu Users (such as me) could go to the main LibreOffice website (as i do) to get all the latest stuff.

I think there are even instructions somewhere although when i just had a quick look they weren't as obvious as i had hoped.  Apparently most instructions still sy to install the "desktop integration" packages afterwards but those have now been cleverly pulled into the main install so you don't have to do that 2nd part anymore.  It's just the help packages to get the in-built help and maybe the appropriate language pack.

So, don't worry too much about the PPAs but if reasonably possible please get them to signpost people to the official LibreOffice website.

Regards from
Tom :slight_smile:


4.0.5 still has the desktop integration .deb file in its own folder. I
just installed it the day 4.0.5 came out.

4.1.0 is the version that integrated the desktop .deb file within the
main install .deb file set. Although I have not installed 4.1.0 on a
Debian-based system yet, just a Windows one.

So maybe there should be some documentation in the wiki, or at least the
linked page to the Linux setup instructions stating that 4.0.x should
use the extra step, while 4.1.x does not.

Hi, all,

Slovenian LO team has reported/confirmed two issues with the Ubuntu
packaging of LO already a year ago:

We posted a warning and workaround for those two bugs (in Slovenian):

Hope this helps someone,