LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched

Written by Michael Larabel in LibreOffice on 20 May 2015 at 08:34 AM EDT. 9 Comments
LibreOffice 5.0 is the next version of this popular, cross-platform, open-source office suite and not LibreOffice 4.5 as was originally planned. LibreOffice 5.0 has now been branched in Git with the trunk development now focusing on LibreOffice 5.1.

As of a short time ago, LibreOffice 5.0 was branched from Git master. This now bumps Git master to LibreOffice

Branching LibreOffice 5.0 now puts it under a hard feature freeze while the beta one release is to follow quite soon followed by a second LO 5.0 beta in early June. Four release candidates for LibreOffice 5.0 will come during June and July while the official release of LibreOffice 5 is still slated for the end of July or early August.

LibreOffice 5.0 is bringing Microsoft World compatible text highlighting, support for finally being able to crop an image with the mouse inside Writer, new functions have been added to Calc, various UI improvements, better HiDPI support, and much more. The tentative LibreOffice 5.0 release notes are available via this Wikipage.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week