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[tdf-announce] Announcement of LibreOffice 7.0.2


Berlin, October 8, 2020 – LibreOffice 7.0.2, the second minor release of
the LibreOffice 7.0 family, targeted at technology enthusiasts and power
users, is now available for download from
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. LibreOffice 7.0.2 includes over
130 bug fixes and improvements to document compatibility.

The most significant new features of the LibreOffice 7.0 family are:
support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3; Skia graphics engine and
Vulkan GPU-based acceleration for better performance; and carefully
improved compatibility with DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files.

LibreOffice offers the highest level of compatibility in the office
suite arena, starting from native support for the OpenDocument Format
(ODF) – with better security and interoperability features – to wide
support for proprietary formats.

LibreOffice 7.0.2 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for
open source office suites. Users wanting the robustness of a more mature
version optimized for enterprise class deployments can still download
LibreOffice 6.4.6.

For enterprise class deployments, TDF strongly recommends sourcing
LibreOffice from one of the ecosystem partners, to get long-term
supported releases, dedicated assistance, custom new features and other
benefits, including SLAs (Service Level Agreements):
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-in-business/.

Support for migrations and training should be sourced from certified
professionals who provide value-added services which extend the reach of
the community to the corporate world. Also, the work done by ecosystem
partners flows back into the LibreOffice project, and this represents an
advantage for everyone.

LibreOffice – thanks to its mature codebase, rich feature set, support
for open standards, excellent compatibility and long-term support
options – represents the ideal solution for businesses that want to
regain or keep control of their data and free themselves from vendor
lock-in.

LibreOffice individual users are supported by a global community of
volunteers: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/. On
the website and the wiki there are guides, manuals, tutorials and
HowTos. Donations help us to make all of these resources available.

LibreOffice users are invited to join the community at
https://ask.libreoffice.org, where they can get and provide user-to-user
support. People willing to contribute their time and professional skills
to the project can visit the dedicated website at
https://whatcanidoforlibreoffice.org.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can
provide financial support to The Document Foundation with a donation via
PayPal, credit card or other tools at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate.

Availability of LibreOffice

LibreOffice 7.0.2 and 6.4.6 are immediately available from the following
link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. Minimum requirements are
specified on the download page. LibreOffice Online source code is
available as Docker image: https://hub.docker.com/r/libreoffice/online/.

LibreOffice 7.0.2's change log pages are available on TDF's wiki:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.0.2/RC1 (changed in RC1)
and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.0.2/RC2 (changed in RC2).

All versions of LibreOffice are built with document conversion libraries
from the Document Liberation Project: https://www.documentliberation.org.

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