Linux News Today: LibreOffice 5.2 Launches in August, First Bug Hunting Session Starts April 22
On March 31, 2016, The Document Foundation Co-Founder Italo Vignoli announced the release plan for the upcoming major release of the world’s popular free office suite, LibreOffice 5.2.
Now that everyone is happily using LibreOffice 5.1 on their GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows computers, the time has come for the LibreOffice developers and hackers to concentrate their efforts on improving the acclaimed office software and add new features.
Therefore, we report today that there will be a few bug hunting session this Spring to fix any annoyances before the final LibreOffice 5.2 release comes out, and the first one, for the LibreOffice 5.2 Alpha, is taking place later this month, on April 22, 2016, and the Alpha builds of LibreOffice 5.2 will be available for download by the end of April.
“Mentors will be available on April 22, 2016, from 8AM UTC to 10PM UTC. Of course, hunting bugs will be possible also on other days, as the builds of this particular Alpha release (LibreOffice 5.2.0 Alpha) will be available until the end of May,” said Italo Vignoli in today’s announcement.
LibreOffice 5.2 is set to arrive in the first week of August 2016
If you want to help the LibreOffice team hunt bugs for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 office suite, you need to read the dedicated wiki page for all the juicy details regarding the exact dates and hours of the bug hunting session for LibreOffice 5.2.0 Alpha.
According to the current release plan, it looks like LibreOffice 5.2 is set to arrive in the first week of August 2016, and will have no less than six maintenance releases. The end of life for LibreOffice 5.2 has been set for June 4, 2017. In the meantime, we’ll get the LibreOffice 5.3 upgrade around February 2017.