LibreOffice News Archives
Developers Continue New Push With LibreOffice In The Web Browser Via WebAssembly

While there has been LibreOffice Online as a collaborative, web-based version of LibreOffice making use of the HTML5 Canvas for its UI, there hasn't been much activity there recently outside of the Collabora Online commercial variant. But developers are working on a current port of LibreOffice to the web browser using WebAssembly.

10 February 2021 - WebAssembly Port - 36 Comments
LibreOffice 7.1 "Community" Edition Released

LibreOffice 7.1 has just been released as the latest version of this cross-platform, open-source office suite that now carries "Community" branding and promoting of "Enterprise" variants as well.

3 February 2021 - LibreOffice 7.1 - 29 Comments
LibreOffice Drops Its Experimental, Buggy VLC Integration

LibreOffice has various "AVMedia" back-ends for supporting the playback of audio and video within the open-source office suite with GStreamer and other platform-specific options. LibreOffice also supported a VLC back-end for audio/video playback but after years of that code being experimental and not maintained, it's now been eliminated.

26 December 2020 - AVMedia VLC - 52 Comments
LibreOffice 7.1 Alpha Is Up For Testing

While LibreOffice 7.0 was just released back in August, LibreOffice 7.1 is now in alpha as the first step towards this next open-source office suite release.

27 October 2020 - LibreOffice 7.1 Alpha - 15 Comments
The Document Foundation Officially Drops Branding For LibreOffice 7.0 "Personal Edition"

Surprising many in the open-source community in recent weeks was the LibreOffice 7.0 release candidate branded as a "Personal Edition". While still being free/open-source software and no licensing change, the traditional LibreOffice build was going to be marketed as "Personal Edition" to differentiate from other stakeholders that may market their professional/enterprise services around this cross-platform, open-source office suite. Those Personal Edition plans are now officially being reverted from next month's LibreOffice 7.0 release.

20 July 2020 - No Personal Edition - 18 Comments
LibreOffice On Windows Will Now Hard Require Clang For Performance Reasons

Last month we reported on LibreOffice now preferring its new rendering code be built with LLVM Clang over alternative compilers. When falling back to CPU-based software rasterization, the Clang-generated code performs much better than alternative compilers given Google's own emphasis with Skia on being Clang-focused. LibreOffice 7.0 is now beginning a hard requirement on Clang when building for Windows.

8 May 2020 - LibreOffice Clang - 39 Comments
LibreOffice 7.0 Git Adds Skia-Based Text Rendering Support

With the in-development LibreOffice 7.0 one of the headlining changes is making use of Google's Skia library and with that is Vulkan rendering support. That initial implementation was using Skia to draw the UI while now it's also picking up text rendering responsibilities.

18 March 2020 - Skia Text Rendering - 18 Comments
LibreOffice 7.0's Qt5 Support To Offer HiDPI Scaling

The LibreOffice open-source office suite's Qt5 tool-kit integration so far has lacked HiDPI scaling support for dealing with modern high pixel density displays. But adding to the excitement for the LibreOffice 7.0 release later this year is now the Qt5 HiDPI scaling capability.

10 March 2020 - LibreOffice 7.0 - 34 Comments
Trying Out The Skia+Vulkan Powered LibreOffice 6.5 Development Build

While LibreOffice 6.4 isn't even coming out until the end of January, we are already stoked about the follow-on release to this open-source office suite... Currently the development builds are towards LibreOffice 6.5 (though given the big impact we wouldn't be surprised if it morphed into LibreOffice 7.0) and one of the features that landed at the end of November is the Cairo drawing being replaced by Skia and with that Vulkan-based rendering support for this free office suite.

13 December 2019 - Vulkan LibreOffice!!! - 24 Comments

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