LibreOffice 6.4.2 available for download

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Berlin, March 19, 2020 – The Document Foundation announces the
availability of LibreOffice 6.4.2, the 2nd minor release of the
LibreOffice 6.4 family, targeted at technology enthusiasts and power
users. LibreOffice 6.4.2 includes several bug fixes and improvements to
document compatibility.

Mac users will be happy to know that the issue of blurry fonts on Retina
displays has been resolved.

LibreOffice 6.4.2 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for
open source office suites, and as such is not optimized for enterprise
class deployments, where features are less important than robustness.
Users wanting a more mature version can download LibreOffice 6.3.5,
which includes some months of back-ported fixes.

LibreOffice 6.4.2’s change log pages are available on TDF’s wiki:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.4.2/RC1 (changed in RC1)
and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/6.4.2/RC2 (changed in RC2).

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 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 other
benefits, including Service Level Agreements (SLAs). 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 LibreOffice 6.4.2

LibreOffice 6.4.2 is immediately available from the following link:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Minimum requirements are
specified on the download page. TDF 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.

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

Support LibreOffice

LibreOffice users are invited to join the community at
https://ask.libreoffice.org, where they can get and provide user-to-user
support. People willing to contribute their time and professional skills
to the project can visit the dedicated website at
https://whatcanidoforlibreoffice.org.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can
provide financial support to The Document Foundation with a donation via
PayPal, credit card or other tools at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate.

Blog:
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/03/19/libreoffice-6-4-2/ ‎

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