The Document Foundation announced today the release and general availability of the LibreOffice 7.0.4 update to their open-source, free, and cross-platform office suite.
Coming about two months after LibreOffice 7.0.3, the LibreOffice 7.0.4 update is packed with a total of 114 bug fixes across all core components of the office suite in an attempt to further improve its stability, reliability and document compatibility. The details on the bug fixes included in this release are available here and here.
The Document Foundation urges all users to update to LibreOffice 7.0.4, even if you’re still using the LibreOffice 6.4 series, which reached end of life on November 30th, 2020, and will no longer receive updates.
This also means that enterprises can now finally adopt the LibreOffice 7.0 series and update their infrastructure of office computers with one of the best free office suites on the market. LibreOffice 7.0 comes with numerous enhancement and new features over LibreOffice 6.4 so the upgrade is worth the effort.
“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,” said Italo Vignoli.
You can download the LibreOffice 7.0.4 release right now from the official website, but if you’re using a GNU/Linux distribution that already offers the LibreOffice 7.0 series on its software repositories, the new version should be available there shortly too.
The next update in the LibreOffice 7.0 family is LibreOffice 7.0.5, which is currently scheduled for mid-March 2021. After that, the LibreOffice 7.0 series will receive one more update, namely LibreOffice 7.0.6, before it reaches end of life on June 6th, 2021.
Meanwhile, The Document Foundation works hard on the next major release, LibreOffice 7.1, which is currently in public beta testing and promises yet another layer of new features and improvements. The final release of LibreOffice 7.1 is expected in early February 2021.
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