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[tdf-announce] The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0.3


Berlin, May 9, 2013 - The Document Foundation (TDF) announces
LibreOffice 4.0.3, for Windows, OS X and Linux, the third minor release
of LibreOffice 4.0 family. OS X Intel packages are now signed by The
Document Foundation, to pass OS X Gatekeeper security without user
intervention.

In the meantime, another large migration to LibreOffice has been
announced, as the government of Spain's autonomous region of Extremadura
has just begun the switch to free software of desktop PCs and expects
the majority of its 40,000 PCs to be migrated by the end of 2013.
Extremadura estimates that the move to open source - including
LibreOffice - will help save 30 million Euro per year.

Community is growing too. After the success of the LibreOffice Impress
Sprint in Germany, it is now the turn of the first LibreOffice Bay Area
Meetup. It will take place on May 11, 2013 starting at 2pm in the Hacker
Dojo in Mountain View, California. Bjoern Michaelsen will be there for
some good Q&A, and most importantly for some hands-on work on how to get
involved in the project, with Simon Phipps keynoting about "Foundations
and Empires".

The Document Foundation and LibreOffice are still growing at a steady
pace: +13% year over year according to data parsed by Ohloh, with an
average of over 100 active developers per month since February 2013.
These figures tops the cumulative number of over 650 new developers
attracted by the project since the announcement on September 28, 2010.

Developers are contributing not only to the code but also to the quality
of the software, as in the case of Markus Mohrhard's python script for
LibreOffice that automatically imports some 24,500 documents and tests
if the program crashes in the process
(http://mmohrhard.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/automated-import-crash-testing-in-libreoffice/),
or Florian Reisinger's LibreOffice Server Install GUI which performs a
parallel installation of LibreOffice without using the command line, for
QA purposes (http://flosmind.wordpress.com/libreoffice-server-install-gui/).

LibreOffice 4.0.3 is another important step in the process of improving
the quality and stability of the bleeding edge version of the suite, and
facilitating migrations to free software by governments and enterprises.

The new release is available for immediate download from the following
link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Change logs are available at
the following links:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.3/RC1 (fixed in
4.0.3.1), https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.3/RC2 (fixed
in 4.0.3.2), and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.3/RC3
(fixed in 4.0.3.3).

Short link to The Document Foundation blog: http://wp.me/p1byPE-p1

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