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[tdf-announce] The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.3


Record number of new contributors + 10 Google Summer of Code projects

Berlin, May 2, 2012 - The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice
3.5.3, the fourth version of the 3.5 family. LibreOffice 3.5.3 provides
additional stability to corporate and individual users of the best free
office suite ever.

"In April 2012, 34 new developers contributed code to The Document
Foundation, the largest number since January 2011 [Source:
http://www.ohloh.net]. Eight of them have already committed more than
once, thanks to the help of an extremely welcoming community, where old
developers spend a portion of their time mentoring new ones to bring
them up to speed," comments Norbert Thiebaud, a volunteer developer
active since September 28, 2010. "In less than two years, we have been
able to build an authentically diverse community, where full time and
volunteer developers coexist and help each other, as it should happen in
every free software project."

Ten of the new developers are Google Summer of Code 2012 students, who
will work at developing the following features:

- Calc performance improvements;
- Lightproof improvements;
- collaborative spreadsheet editing using Telepathy;
- a Microsoft Publisher import filter;
- a signed PDF export;
- a smartphone remote control;
- a new UI for picking templates;
- a Java based GUI for an Android viewer;
- an improved Impress SVG export filter;
- tooling for more and better tests.

LibreOffice 3.5.3 is available for immediate download from the following
link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

Change logs are available at
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/3.5.3/RC1 and
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/3.5.3/RC2.

Short link to The Document Foundation blog: http://wp.me/p1byPE-h4

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