[ANN] LibreOffice 4.1.0 RC1 available

Dear Community,

The Document Foundation is pleased to announce the first release
candidate of our new LibreOffice 4.1. The upcoming 4.1 will be our
sixth major release in two and a half years, and comes with a nice set
of new features. Please be aware that LibreOffice 4.1 RC1 is not ready
yet for production use, you should continue to use LibreOffice 4.0.4
for that.

For further milestones towards 4.1, please refer to our release plan
timings here:


You can find a (work-in-progress) list of new features for 4.1 on this
page - please feel free to extend with stuff we've missed, or amend
text-only descriptions with nice screenshots:


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:


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:


A list of known issues and fixed bugs with 4.1.0 RC1 is available
from our wiki:


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

The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint

Very impressive !!

   - A very large number of bugs have been fixed, far too many to attempt
   an accurate listing; even counting them accurately is difficult,
   particularly as some bugs are really features, at time of writing we
   continue to push fixes etc. However a reasonable estimate is around three
   thousand bugs, of which four hundred came from authors with apache.orgmail addresses.

I am mostly impressed by the incredible number of bugfixes and how many
came from authors with apache.org mail addresses !!

Outstanding !!


Hi all,

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


and Ubuntu users can find a packaged version for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy at:


and test it with a simple:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Good hunting for everyone taking part in the triage contest!