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Berlin, April 17, 2015 - The LibreOffice community is getting ready for
the next major release - planned for the end of July - with a bug
hunting session focused on new features and fixes for bugs and
regressions. The session will last 3 full days, from April 22 to April
24, 2015, and check the first beta of LibreOffice 5.0.

On those dates, mentors will be available from 08AM UTC to 10PM UTC to
help less experienced volunteers to triage bugs, on the QA IRC channel
and via email on the QA mailing list.

Those who cannot join during the bug hunting session are always welcome
to help chasing bugs and regressions when they have time. There will be
another bug hunting session in June, to test LibreOffice 5.0 Release
Candidate 1.

Builds of LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 will be available until early June from
this link: Further
information are available here:

The decision to change the naming/numbering scheme of the next
LibreOffice major release from LibreOffice 4.5 to LibreOffice 5.0 is
based on the following rationale:

1. The next major release of LibreOffice will be the first available for
Windows 64bit, and - during the life of the 5.0 family - on mobile and

2. The next major release of LibreOffice will integrate another
significant batch of visual and usability improvements, which will
complete the activity started with LibreOffice 4.4;

3. The difference in numbering will make it easier to communicate the
gap in features with the previous generation, and convince an increasing
number of users to switch to LibreOffice;

4. Last, but not least, 2015 is the 5th anniversary of the announcement
of The Document Foundation and LibreOffice.

Italo Vignoli - Marketing & PR
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