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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

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