LibreOffice 6.3.1 and LibreOffice 6.2.7 announced, focusing on security

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Berlin, September 5, 2019 – The Document Foundation announces
LibreOffice 6.3.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 6.3
family, and LibreOffice 6.2.7, the seventh minor release of the
LibreOffice 6.2 family, with many bug fixes and a key security improvement.

LibreOffice 6.3.1 and LibreOffice 6.2.7 consider the presence of any
call to a script-like thing as equally hazardous as a macro, and present
the user a warning dialog about the document trying to execute a script.
Users should never allow the execution of macros and scripts embedded in
documents, unless they are perfectly aware of the potential risks
associated with the action.

LibreOffice 6.3.1 “fresh” is targeted at technology enthusiasts and
power users, while LibreOffice 6.2.7 “still” is targeted at users in
production environments and individual users who prefer robustness over
advanced features. All LibreOffice users should update immediately their
current version.

LibreOffice's individual users are helped by a global community of
volunteers: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/. On
the website and the wiki there are guides, manuals, tutorials and
HowTos. Donations help us to make all of these resources available.

LibreOffice users are invited to join the community at
https://ask.libreoffice.org, where they can get and provide user-to-user
support. While TDF can not provide commercial level support, there are
guides, manuals, tutorials and HowTos on the website and the wiki. Your
donations help us make these available.

LibreOffice 6.3.1's change log pages are available on TDF's wiki:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.3.1/RC1 (changed in RC1)
and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.3.1/RC2 (changed in
RC2). LibreOffice 6.2.7's change log page is also available on TDF's
wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.2.7/RC1 (changed in
RC1).


LibreOffice in business

For enterprise class deployments, TDF strongly recommend sourcing
LibreOffice from one of the ecosystem partners to get long-term
supported releases, dedicated assistance, custom new features and bug
fixes, and other benefits. Also, the work done by ecosystem partners
flows back into the LibreOffice project, benefiting everyone.

Also, support for migrations and trainings should be sourced from
certified professionals who provide value-added services which extend
the reach of the community to the corporate world and offer CIOs and IT
managers a solution in line with proprietary offerings.

In fact, LibreOffice – thanks to its mature codebase, rich feature set,
strong support for open standards, excellent compatibility and long-term
support options from certified partners – represents the ideal solution
for businesses that want to regain control of their data and free
themselves from vendor lock-in.


Availability of the new versions of LibreOffice

LibreOffice 6.3.1 and LibreOffice 6.2.7 are immediately available from
the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Minimum
requirements are specified on the download page. Builds of the latest
LibreOffice Online source code are available as Docker images:
https://hub.docker.com/r/libreoffice/online/.

LibreOffice Online is fundamentally a server-based platform, and should
be installed and configured by adding cloud storage and an SSL
certificate. It might be considered an enabling technology for the cloud
services offered by ISPs or the private cloud of enterprises and large
organizations.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can
support The Document Foundation with a donation at
https://www.libreoffice.org/donate.

All versions of LibreOffice are built with document conversion libraries
from the Document Liberation Project: https://www.documentliberation.org.


Blog post:
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/09/05/lo-6-3-1-and-lo-6-2-7-announced/


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