LibreOffice 3.4 Release Candidate on Ubuntu 11.04 2 comments

The LibreOffice Project has announced Release Candidate 1 of the upcoming Libreoffice 3.4 release. The project is also announcing a change in its announcement strategy — the announce list will only be used for final and stable releases. As part of the announcement, Italo Vignoli mentioned that there seems to be some confusion about the LibreOffice scheduling and development process, and selecting the “right” release of LibreOffice. LibreOffice is on a “time based release model” and the project is avoiding schedule slips. He also encouraged users to select the “right release of LibreOffice for each situation.”

Conservative users who want very stable releases are encouraged to choose a commercially supported version, or at least wait for a point release that has all the bugs shaken out.

Users who are helping with development, testing, or just want to experience the “bleeding edge,” are encouraged to run 3.4.0 rc2 when released or even the nightly releases. This release actually came up with a few of bugfixes and updates. So, here we go –


Libreoffice 3.4 RC1x86.deb [torrent] | amd64.deb [torrent]

Packages for other x86 and AMD64 Linux systems are available, as well as Windows and Mac OS X binaries.


After downloading the appropriate file, open the Terminal and type this –

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice?
cd ~/Downloads
tar xvzf LibO_3.4.0rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
cd LibO_3.4.0rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Remember to change the file names with yours (if 64bit) or take care of the download directories as we used default ones here. Take a look –

For further details regarding the release, see the official release notes.

Njoy !

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