LibreOffice is about much more than just a free office suite. It's a worldwide project and community that anyone can join, and build up their skills – potentially leading to a full-time job in the LibreOffice ecosystem! See how Pranam Lashkari got started: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/14/community-member-monday-pranam-lashkari-collabora-gsoc/
In August, LibreOffice's QA community resolved 630 bug reports. In addition, developers worked on improvements to DOCX compatibility, while Google Summer of Code @gsoc students reported back on their work. Learn more: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2020/09/10/qa-dev-report-august-2020/
Do you work in a school, college, university or local organisation? Want to help spread the word about LibreOffice? We have some magazines to give away, to people who can make good use of them: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/10/discover-libreoffice-magazines-for-schools-and-communities/
We are excited to announce we are hosting Software Freedom Day on Saturday 19th September 2020 AEST!!
See you online!!
Software Freedom Day 2020 is coming up, on September 19! Mike Saunders and Italo Vignoli will give an online talk for Free Software Australia, exploring LibreOffice's past and future: https://freesoftware.org.au/blog/software-freedom-day-19th-of-september-2020/
We announced LibreOffice 7.0 last week, but our developer community is already working on features for the next major release! Sarper Akdemir has implemented physics-based animation effects as part of the Google Summer of Code, for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L56azbL3DjA – More at: https://quwex.com/gsoc20-final-report/
Today we released LibreOffice 7.0.1, the first bugfix update to the 7.0 family. Learn all about the new features in LibreOffice 7.0 in this short video, made by our community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XusjjbBm81s
LibreOffice 7.0.1 is now available, with over 70 bugfixes and compatibility improvements. Thanks to our worldwide community and ecosystem partners for their work on this release! Learn more and download it: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/03/libreoffice-701/
Who makes LibreOffice? How can you – as a user – get involved in the community? And what can you contribute to the project? Get all these answers, and build up your skillset, in the upcoming LibreOffice Conference online hackfest: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/02/build-your-skills-join-our-online-hackfest-during-the-libreoffice-conference/
Community makes LibreOffice awesome! In August, the Spanish-speaking LibreOffice community met online, and had talks about Writer, Calc, mail merge, Zotero integration, and other topics: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/01/hispanic-libreoffice-community-fourth-virtual-meeting/
Tomáš Chvátal likes parrots. And he also likes helping the LibreOffice and openSUSE communities, by packaging up the software and spreading awareness of The Document Foundation: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/31/community-member-monday-tomas-chvatal/
LibreOffice is now in 53,000 classrooms in Turkey! Students will benefit from free and open source software, which encourages sharing and learning how it works: https://muhammetkara.com/post/2020-08-21-libreoffice-on-pardus-in-53000-classrooms-in-turkey/
LibreOffice 7.0 includes many under-the-hood technical improvements, such as the Skia graphics engine with Vulkan support. Thanks to Luboš Luňák, CollaboraOffice and AMD for making it happen! Learn more: https://www.collaboraoffice.com/success-story/implementing-vulkan-capable-libreoffice-user-interface-using-the-skia-library/
Where did LibreOffice come from? Discover its rich history in the timeline on our website, through the days of StarOffice and OpenOffice.org, to its current status. It's by far the most actively developed free office suite, with regular major releases: https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/libreoffice-timeline/
Nominations are still open for The Document Foundation's Membership Committee! Deadline is August 27: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/19/nominations-still-open-for-tdfs-membership-committee/
LibreOffice 7.0 includes many new image galleries: arrows, diagrams, flowcharts, icons, network images, and other shapes and symbols. A huge thanks to @andreaskainz1 and @zalmut for their work! Learn more about our Design Community: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design
Talks submitted for the openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference have been reviewed and accepted by the conference organizers: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/18/opensuse-libreoffice-virtual-conference-talks-accepted/
Did you know? You don't need to be a programmer to join the LibreOffice community, and The Document Foundation @tdforg. Everyone is welcome! Pulkit Krishna is helping out with marketing and documentation, for instance: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/17/community-member-monday-pulkit-krishna/
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