LibreOffice 3.6.2 has been released! With installation instructions

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LibreOffice 3.6.2 has been released! The new release comes with a lot of bug fixes and improvements.

According the changelog the following bugs were fixed:

fdo#37529 clear DataColumns read-only information when we clear DataColumns [Lionel Elie Mamane]
fdo#42450 fix crash in SwXTextSection::attach: [Michael Stahl]
fdo#44721 protect against negative calculated height value [Lionel Elie Mamane]
fdo#45366 exception while importing xlsx. [Muthu Subramanian]
fdo#49819 do not consider timestamp differences as corruption [Fridrich Å trba]
fdo#52535 rows with cond formats don’t have empty background, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#53006 displaying help/version early on UNX requires service manager [Stephan Bergmann]
fdo#54349 shrink to used area for duplicate codn format, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#54385 displaying help/version early on UNX requires service manager [Stephan Bergmann]
fdo#54498 fix crash when updating conditional formats, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#54553 broadcaster cells are empty, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#54609 exception while importing xlsx. [Muthu Subramanian, Fridrich Å trba]
fdo#54661 rows with cond formats don’t have empty background, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#54749 don’t add old cond formats if new ones are already loaded, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#55059 use correct cell for broadcasting, [Markus Mohrhard]
fdo#55066 import values and formulas from lotus-123, [Markus Mohrhard]

Install LibreOffice 3.6.2:

For  Ubuntu12.04 and LinuxMint13, you can install the new release using the following PPA (NOT UPDATED YET)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice language-support-en
  • Installation using Debian Package:

To install LibreOffice in Debian/Ubuntu/ LinuxMint using debian package:

Download the debian package from this link and extract it to your home directory (In my case to /home/zinovsky/Download package 64bit)

- Now open terminal and cd the extracted directory (in my case)

cd /home/zinovsky/Downloads/LibO_3.6.2_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US/DEBS/

- Now cd desktop-integration and install debian menu package

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

- Back to the previous directory

cd ..

- Install Libreoffice packages

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

2- Install LibreOffice in Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

1- First you need to download the rpm package from this page

2- Extract the package to /Download folder using the following command(Change x.x.x- to the current download release LibO_3.6.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US):

tar xvzf LibO_x.x.x-_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

3- cd the extracted directory

cd /Downloads/LibO_3.6.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US

4- Now go to the RPMs directory, under root run this command to install the RPM packages:

rpm -ivh *rpm

5- Now you need to install LibreOffice menu entries. To do that cd the sub directory desktop-integration

cd /Downloads/LibO_3.6.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS/desktop-integration

6- And run the following command to install LibreOffice menu entries, there are 3 packages, install the freedesktop one :

rpm -ivh libreoffice3.6-freedesktop-menus-3.6.2-2.noarch.rpm

And is done.

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