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Bjoern Michaelsen
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If you've never used LibreOffice before, our quick video explains its features, benefits and why you should download it today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KC0ZdcA6s8
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You cant drag&drop videos in Impress, then edit/cut them. In Powerpoint you can. Table rows autonumbering and formating in Writer some times can be a hell. Overall LO is ok for homeuse, its getting better, but still full of simple bugs sucking you blood. I found cloud solutions more and more better for simple everyday hometasks
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Help to improve LibreOffice, even without writing any code – try the Easy Hacks from the Design and User Experience team:

https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/06/17/easyhackers-wanted/
LibreOffice is a community-driven product, meaning you don’t only help the development by filing bug reports and writing ideas for features. You can do even more. Quite a few of the tickets in the bug tracker have been identified as EASYHACKS, simple tasks that can be solved by people who want to start coding, or already have some experience. And some tasks do not need any coding at all. As th ...
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Oh, "the engine room" of LibreOffice (and a few other projects) has had a facelift of its home!
 
The Document Liberation Project (DLP) helps LibreOffice, Inkscape, Scribus and many other open source applications to read files in a huge range of formats. Thanks to DLP, your old documents can still be opened and edited. Here's what has been happening in the first half of 2016:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/06/17/document-liberation-project-progress-so-far-in-2016/
If you haven't heard of the Document Liberation Project (DLP) before, we made a short video explaining what it does and why it's important. In summary: it supports development of software libraries to read documents from many (usually proprietary) applications. If you've ever opened a file generated by Apple Pages, WordPerfect or Microsoft Works in LibreOffice, you've benefitted from the hard ...
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Free and open source software projects are even stronger when they work together. Today we're announcing that The Document Foundation (the non-profit entity behind LibreOffice) has two new Advisory Board members: KDE e.V and the GNOME Foundation, which help to develop GNU/Linux's most popular desktop environments:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/06/16/kde-e-v-joins-advisory-board-of-the-document-foundation/

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/06/16/the-document-foundation-and-gnome-foundation-to-tighten-their-relationship-by-exchanging-seats-in-their-advisory-boards/
Berlin, June 16, 2016 - The Document Foundation announces that KDE e.V. is joining the organization's Advisory Board, and at the same time The Document Foundation joins KDE's group of advising community partners as an affiliate. KDE is creating Free Software since 1996 and shares a lot of values around Free Software and open document formats with The Document Foundation, and brings the experi ...
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Wanna have a go with the upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 on your Ubuntu 16.04?
 
+Bjoern Michaelsen has built a snap of the LibreOffice 5.2 beta!

Bjoern says in his first blog post on the topic...

"[The snap] allows you to test and play with the upcoming LibreOffice version to your hearts delight without having to switch to a development version of Ubuntu"

There will be more follow up blog posts on how he did it coming soon. Be sure to follow along to learn how he snapped a really complex application.

What’s been happening in your world? What have you been up to? — Arctic Monkeys, Snap out of it So — here is what I have been up to: The upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 packaged as a nic…
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And don't forget the #AppImage. Have had it for years ;-)
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If you've never used LibreOffice before, our quick video explains its features, benefits and why you should download it today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KC0ZdcA6s8
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I even use it on my Windows machines.
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Help to improve LibreOffice, even without writing any code – try the Easy Hacks from the Design and User Experience team:

https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/06/17/easyhackers-wanted/
LibreOffice is a community-driven product, meaning you don’t only help the development by filing bug reports and writing ideas for features. You can do even more. Quite a few of the tickets in the bug tracker have been identified as EASYHACKS, simple tasks that can be solved by people who want to start coding, or already have some experience. And some tasks do not need any coding at all. As th ...
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The size of the LibreOffice snap is now 287MB, and here's why it wasn't to start with.

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+Ljiljan Veselinovic: This is likely unrelated to the snap itself, but rather a result of using the gtk3 backend.
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The size of the LibreOffice snap is now 287MB, and here's why it wasn't to start with.

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+Bjoern Michaelsen has built a snap of the LibreOffice 5.2 beta!

Bjoern says in his first blog post on the topic...

"[The snap] allows you to test and play with the upcoming LibreOffice version to your hearts delight without having to switch to a development version of Ubuntu"

There will be more follow up blog posts on how he did it coming soon. Be sure to follow along to learn how he snapped a really complex application.

What’s been happening in your world? What have you been up to? — Arctic Monkeys, Snap out of it So — here is what I have been up to: The upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 packaged as a nic…
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+Bjoern Michaelsen has built a snap of the LibreOffice 5.2 beta!

Bjoern says in his first blog post on the topic...

"[The snap] allows you to test and play with the upcoming LibreOffice version to your hearts delight without having to switch to a development version of Ubuntu"

There will be more follow up blog posts on how he did it coming soon. Be sure to follow along to learn how he snapped a really complex application.

What’s been happening in your world? What have you been up to? — Arctic Monkeys, Snap out of it So — here is what I have been up to: The upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 packaged as a nic…
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I would like to ask you. Would it be possible to package LibreOffice 5.2 as an Android .apk and have it on the Play Store?
Since the Play Store will be available to Chromebooks it would be a simple way of having LibreOffice available to ChromeOS devices.
Maybe name it LibreOffice for ChromeOS to make it clear that it doesn't have a smartphone or tablet UI.
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replaced the horrible outdated build system of a 10 million LOC OSS project with something "new" that devs will curse about soon once
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