LibreOffice 3.3.2 is now available

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The Document Foundation maintains its release schedule thanks to a
growing and vibrant community of developers

The Internet, March 22, 2011 - The Document Foundation announces
LibreOffice 3.3.2, the second micro release of the free office suite for
personal productivity, which further improves the stability of the
software and sets the platform for the next release 3.4, due in mid May.
The community of developers has been able to maintain the tight schedule
thanks to the increase in the number of contributors, and to the fact
that those that have started with easy hacks in September 2010 are now
working at substantial features. In addition, they have almost completed
the code cleaning process, getting rid of German comments and obsolete
functionalities.

"I have started hacking LibreOffice code on September 28, 2010, just a
few hours after the announcement of the project, and I found a very
welcoming community, where senior developers went out of their way to
help newbies like me to become productive. After a few hours I submitted
a small patch removing 5 or 6 lines of dead code... enough to get my
feet wet and learn the workflow", says Norbert, a French developer
living in the United States. "In a short time, I ended up removing the
VOS library - deprecated for a decade - from LibreOffice, and finding
and fixing various threading issues in the process".

LibreOffice 3.3.2 is being released just one day after the closing of
the first funding round launched by The Document Foundation to collect
donations towards the 50,000-euro capital needed to establish a Stiftung
in Germany. In five weeks, the community has donated twice as much, i.e.
around 100,000 euros. All additional funds will be used for operating
expenses such as infrastructure costs and registration of domain names
and trademarks, as well as for community development expenses such as
travel funding for TDF representatives speaking at conferences, booth
fees for trade shows, and initial financing of merchandising items, DVDs
and printed material.

Italo Vignoli, a founder and a steering committee member of The Document
Foundation, will be keynoting at Flourish 2011 in Chicago on Sunday,
April 3, at 10:30AM, about getting independent from OpenOffice and
Oracle, starting The Document Foundation, raising the capital and the
first community budget, organizing developers and other work, and
outlining a roadmap for future releases and features.

The Document Foundation is at http://documentfoundation.org, while
LibreOffice is at http://www.libreoffice.org. LibreOffice 3.3.2 is
immediately available from the download page.

*** About The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation has the mission of facilitating the evolution of
the LibreOffice Community into a new, open, independent, and
meritocratic organization within the next few months. An independent
foundation is a better reflection of the values of our contributors,
users and supporters, and will enable a more effective, efficient and
transparent community. TDF will protect past investments by building on
the achievements of the first decade, will encourage wide participation
within the community, and will co-ordinate activity across the community.

*** Media contacts for TDF

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Charles H. Schulz (France)
Mobile: +33 6 98655424 - E-mail: [hidden email]
Italo Vignoli (Italy)
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